April 09, 2016

Nanny State Ninny Award for March: Educrats cancel kids' trips after Brussels attack

David MenziesMission Specialist

Our Nanny State Ninny Award for March goes to the Peel District School Board. Students at four Peel Region schools were looking forward to trips to Europe this year until the school board cancelled those excursions due to safety concerns about terrorism.

The destinations included terrorist hotspots like the Czech Republic, Italy and Austria.

You can’t be too careful and the school board has a moral and legal obligation to protect the kids right?

Hey! If that’s the case, how about a moral and legal obligation to protect kids from educrat idiocy?

The odds of being killed in a terrorist attack on a plane are approximately 25 million to one so you’re about twice as likely to win the Lotto 6/49 than becoming an ISIS casualty.

If they checked actuary tables, they’d see terrorism is way down the list. Drowning in a bathtub is 685,000 to one, fatally slipping in the shower is 812,000 to 1 and dying in a car accident is 19,000 to 1.

Granted, your odds of dying in a terrorist attack are greater than from a coconut falling on your head but using school board logic, we should restrict kids from bathing, showering, and car travel given all the inherent risks.

And what’s the underlying message the school board is communicating vis-a-vis terrorism? That terrorists are winning because we’re changing our behaviour out of fear.

The cost of bubblewrap is $54 for two fifteen pound bundles. I get the feeling Peel District School Board is now ordering a container full of this stuff.

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commented 2016-04-11 20:57:52 -0400
The purpose of terrorism is to induce fear. In an attack, however, they can only affect a small area at a time. Once it’s done, the media pumps the terror of the attack into every viewer’s household. Who’s the most effective terrorist in this scenario?
commented 2016-04-10 15:06:17 -0400
I may have agreed last year, but now not so much. I might still go, but I wouldn’t send my kid.
commented 2016-04-10 10:09:52 -0400
School boards are a thing of the past another level of government, decentralize and let the schools manage,
commented 2016-04-10 00:54:33 -0400
I don’t agree with David Menzies on this one. I think Europe is ripe for all out financial collapse, revolt, more terrorism. Young school children are a perfect target. I may be over reacting but better safe than sorry. What if they were all standing at the airport in Brussels when the bombs explodes? There would be hell to pay then. Europe is not secure. France and Belgium are perfect examples and with no border security and free movement between countries it is just a matter of time before the next bomb explodes.
commented 2016-04-10 00:51:55 -0400
Is this an admission that Europe is a no go zone?
commented 2016-04-09 23:57:39 -0400
Ah… the old “culture of safety” rears its ugly head again.

I have an idea: send the kids to Europe, and the educrats to Raqqa.
The outcome can only be good.
commented 2016-04-09 19:01:25 -0400
The School Boards need to be awakened from their stupidity. Give it a year or two and the Kids will be facing the same, if not more danger, just walking to school.

All courtesy of Justin Trudeau.

May he Rot in Hell.
commented 2016-04-09 18:21:57 -0400
It is not only the Peel District School Board. Our local school board in Alberta cancelled all European school trips. My son was looking forward to a trip to France to hone his skills in the language and absorb some of their culture.
commented 2016-04-09 18:14:46 -0400
and if you sent your child over there and that one in a million chance something did happen and your child did get killed ,what you you do then?
commented 2016-04-09 16:36:23 -0400
I don’t know about that bubble wrap thing… the kids may be inclined to pop the bubbles thus releasing deadly toxins into their lungs or worse, may damage the ozone layer. who knows exactly what is in those little bubbles…but if the libs give me a half million dollars in funding, i’ll get right on it.
commented 2016-04-09 14:11:49 -0400
fear sells and stupid people buy it. this is the kind of propaganda that turns people into wimps to prepare us for a new world order totalitarian take over where we have no rights.