Wednesday, August 31, 2011

An international push

August 31,2011
    Tonight the Toronto Catholic School Board is voting on amendments to Premier  McGuinty’s Equity and Inclusive Programme ( read push and shove promotion of the homosexual and lesbian lifestyle). A similar programme is being pushed in Saskatchewan. None of this is original. The National Education Association ( NEA) has had and has an inordinate and very harmful effect on Canadian education. The Sask Teachers Federation (STF)  has been following its lead since its inception. The independent schools rejected being included in STF but for some inexplicable reason STF has a position on the Regina independent and home- based education  board.
    Here are some of the recently past resolutions of NEA. .
    B.12: The NEA believes that similarities and differences among.. gender,sexual orientation, gender identification,,, form the fabric of society.
B14: Discrimination and stereotyping based on... gender, sexual orientation, gender identification,,, must be eliminated. The Association also believes that these factors should not affect the legal rights... of the partners in a legally recognized domestic partnership, civil union, or marriage in regard to matters, involving the other partner, such as medical decisions, taxes, inheritance, adoption and immigration. Plans, activities and programs must....* increase respect, understanding, acceptance, and sensitivity toward individuals and groups in a diverse society composed of... gays, lesbians, bisexuals, trans gender persons...
    * Eliminate discrimination and stereotyping in curricula, textbooks, resource and instructional materials, activities et c.
    * Eliminate subtle practices that favor the education od one student over another on the basis of... gender, sexual orientation, gender identification....
    * Examine assumptions and prejudices, including, but not limited to... sexism and homophobia...
    * Offer... diverse role models.... including the recruitment , hiring and promotion of diverse education employees in our public schools
    B-39 Multicultural education. Multicultural education should... reduce... homophobia ... and all other forms of prejudice, and discrimination and develop self-esteem.
    B-51 Sex Education. Teachers and health professionals must be legally protected from censorship and lawsuits... Such programs should include information on...diversity of culture,
and diversity of sexual orientation and gender identification,,, and homophobia.
C-30 Student sexual Orientation and Gender Identification. The NEA believes that all persons, regardless of sexual orientation, or gender identification, should be... guaranteed a safe and inclusive environ,ent with the public education system.  The Association also believes that, for students who are struggling with their sexual orientation or gender identification, every school district and educational institution should provide counselling services.
1-17 Family Planning. The NEA supports family planning, including the right to reproducation freedom ( that means abortion ) . The Association also urges the implementation of... school- based family planning clinics that will provide intensive counselling by trained personnel.
    Note none of this mentions that these policies can be pushed on Catholic and independent schools but McGuinty insists that there be no difference between public and Catholic Schools. He is more extreme than the NEA. Mr. Iacobelli will be discussing the important Manitoba School Question and the words of Pope Leo XII on the importance of Catholic Education in Canada.  His summary can be found at http//everyday Go for it.Lou.  Gay