Kathleen Wynne states that legislators have a responsibility to encourage parents to put their children in the public school system. While she admits that parents have the right to educate their children at home, it is “outrageous” and “irresponsible” for MPPs to encourage this option.
Really? If homeschooling is a legitimate option why on earth would it be outrageous or irresponsible for anyone — whether a politician or a private citizen — to encourage this choice?
Could Wynne be expressing sour grapes over the fact that many parents are considering this option in order to retain their autonomy over what their children are taught about sexuality? Wynne has forced in this sex-ed curriculum despite tremendous opposition from Ontario parents.
She wants your children taught the sex-ed curriculum she put together with convicted child pornographer Ben Levin. She can force this curriculum into the classroom, but she is finding out that she can’t force your child into that classroom. That’s what she really thinks is outrageous.
Her statement was in response to MPP Monte McNaughton’s address to a homeschooling information session hosted by the Parent’s Alliance of Ontario for Better Education. While McNaughton did not suggest that parents pull their children out of school in reaction to the curriculum, he does believe that parents should be the first educators of their children on matters like sexual education, and that parents know what is best for their children.
Wynne states that his appearance at the homeschool information session has “really shined a light on the different value systems,” and I totally agree with her. While McNaughton shows his values to be family-oriented, with a belief that parents have the right to educate their children within their own value system, the Liberal party’s values include bullying and intimidation tactics to bestow upon the government a right to transmit its values to our children.
Premier Wynne’s Liberals are very consistent with Justin Trudeau’s federal Liberals. Trudeau has silenced Liberal MPs with his declaration that they will not be allowed to vote their conscience on pro-life matters, but must vote pro-choice with the Liberal party. Wynne would like to go so far as to silence MPPs of the other parties in an effort to have them too, toe the Liberal party line.
But whether Wynne likes it or not, the MPP’s responsibility is to represent his or her constituents, not to support the public school system.
PC MP Monte McNaughton and PC leader Patrick Brown are showing that their values are much more in line with Ontario parents than are Kathleen Wynne’s. I hope that they will not succumb to Premier Wynne’s attempts to intimidate them into sharing the Liberal party’s value system.
I know that her attempt to silence Ontario parents will not succeed.