Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Drive fast - you might be caught in THE VORTEX!!!

"School officials said they weren't sure the course -- which deals with sexual orientation and gender identity -- was appropriate for high school students."

OK. Then what are these rubes sure of, exactly?

That the world is flat, and that if you drive too fast past Alderbush, you'll fall off into an eternity of hell-demons?

The course also tackles animal rights for the first time -- under the title speciesism -- as well as ableism, ageism, anthropocentrism, consumerism, cultural imperialism, extremism, feminism, fundamentalism, heterosexism, humanism, racism and sexism.

So, if high school students can't handle all these shocking modern ideas, what can they handle? and Who can handle these ideas?

Social Justice 12 is OPTIONAL, it's an elective and it's a forum for rational discussion, not a platform for preaching "lifestyles."

It's wonderful the faith these faith-based folks put in the intelligence and good judgement of their own children.


Anonymous said...

I listened to a couple of the students speak to this on last evening's news. They were well spoken, thoughtful, disappointed in the decision - and ready and able to understand and give thought to these matters.

Fear - What are these people afraid of? Obviously learning, searching, questioning - and making up one's own mind. The world needs less sheep...



David in North Burnaby BC said...

Perhaps, given the average reading scores, they're concerned the material might involve too many polysyllabic words for the students to handle.
Just a thought.