Friday, October 12, 2012

Update on York Region Catholic School Board

So I did receive a reply regarding the Michael Moore movie extravaganza that was passed off as summer school for one of my kids this summer.

Here's what I received:

I regret the anxiety caused to you and your daughter over the issue at summer school.

After receipt of your email I did follow up with the superintendent and the administrator  of summer school.

It is my understanding that your concern was brought forward during the summer and the teacher did acknowledge that in the future he would check to see if the students had understood the varying opinions and the balanced view of the issues.

We have spoken to the teacher about the use of two films in a two week session.  We will also be instructing the principals of summer school to speak with the staff on the use and number of films  in the course.

Thank you for bringing it to my attention.


Susan LaRosa
Director of Education
York Catholic District School Board

I'm going to let this one go for now. The main lesson here is that you need to be very aware of what is being peddled to your children in the guise of education and also, you need not be afraid of calling out these people on their bad behaviour and poor judgement.

Will it make a difference? Who knows. The rot is so deep. But that still ought not to prevent you from trying.