Tens of students ditched class today to stand on the lawn of Centennial High, a school in the south end of Calgary.
They joined a “province wide” protest of students (meaning Edmonton and inner-city Calgary schools) against Jason Kenney’s proposed changes to the draconian restrictions teachers face when dealing with the most vulnerable people in society.
As it stands, if a teacher sees a 10-year-old trans student assaulted at school by the playground bully, it would be illegal for the teacher to tell the parents why their child has a black eye.
The Alberta Teachers Association has an active interest in replacing parents. From the ATA’s opposition to school choice (with the goal being across the board, mandatory government-run schooling), to fighting parental access to their children’s lives, they are pushing out moms and dads so they can take over the indoctrination of Albertan youth.
According to a Centennial student observing the walk-out,
“It's honestly run by the teachers... they're just mad that the NDP lost.”
This corroborated the story from another student whose teacher allegedly asked the class during the taking of morning attendance if anyone would be joining the walk-out.
At Centennial High, about 50 students walked out.
With a student body of just over 1,100 pupils, that means only 4.5% of students leaped at the chance to skip first period. By no means would I call this a win for the ATA.