This is re­ally about re­li­gious in­tol­er­ance

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: It’s time for one school sys­tem (July 13)

This ar­ti­cle talks about di­ver­sity and democ­racy so long as re­li­gion isn’t in­cluded. I think it’s more demo­cratic to have a choice of which school your tax dol­lars go to­ward. And, yes, for those who care to vote, you do have that choice.

The writer is against amal­ga­mat­ing the four sec­u­lar schools in his area, but ea­gerly points out the eco­nomic value of amal­ga­mat­ing the pub­lic and sep­a­rate schools. Even if there was only one school sys­tem, amal­ga­ma­tion of all the schools in his area would still be on the ta­ble, re­gard­less of the sup­posed si­phon­ing ef­fect.

This is re­ally about re­li­gious in­tol­er­ance … judg­ing by the use of the deroga­tory term “in­doc­tri­na­tion” to de­scribe the Catholic schools re­li­gious teach­ings.

What would you ex­pect in a faith based school sys­tem? Jor­dan Peter­son calls pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion or­ga­ni­za­tions “in­doc­tri­na­tion camps” that pro­mote “so­cial con­struc­tivist ide­o­log­i­cal non­sense.”

Maybe that’s part of the rea­son pub­lic schools are be­ing forced to amal­ga­mate. Chris Asi­moudis, An­caster

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