It’s time for back to school! If you’re like a lot of modern parents, you’re probably wondering just how much influence the local public school might have over junior. Well, wonder no longer. The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO), a labour union in Canada representing all public school elementary teachers (with some 78,000 members) recently unveiled Inclusiveness Training for sensitivity towards LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP (Lesbian, Gay, Genderqueer, Bisexual, Demisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Twospirit, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Allies, Pansexual and Polyamorous). As illustrated on the above flyer, the ETFO states that, “Our goal is to become more familiar with current language, sensitive to current issues and to share the best practices in supporting our LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP peers & students.” The flyer also notes that, “Fewer than 1% of ETFO members are open with their identities, though some surveys suggest as much as half of the public secretly identifies with LGBT to some extent. If we want students to succeed, if we want to reduce staff anxiety and stress, we need to create a much more welcoming and accepting environment.”
Uh huh. Some surveys. Cause if there’s one thing that should be a part of every elementary school aged kids educational indoctrination, it should definitely be LGGBDTTTIQQAAPP sensitivity. I mean, why not – it’s been a staple of education for the last 200 years, and we know how dumb kids were back in the old days (sarcasm). Oh, and before I forget…tax dollars should most certainly be used to fund it. Cause nothing good happens unless it’s through the State and it’s coffers full of our money.
Home School or a good private school is looking better all the time.