During Catholic Education Week 2015, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) and the Ontario Catholic Schools Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) will be “Exploring Paths of Joy” with Catholic students enrolled in Ontario’s Catholic schools.
From May 4 to May 8, students in Ontario’s Catholic schools will be
Walking Together and Sharing [their] Story
Opening the Scriptures
Welcoming Others to the Table
Recognizing Jesus in the Breaking of the Bread
Proclaiming the Good News
The Ontario government spends almost a billion dollars a year to fund Catholic schools, so Catholic teachers and students can indulge in “exploring paths of joy”!
Since all Ontario taxpayers are paying for Catholic Education Week, here are some questions they can ask those responsible for Catholic education:
- In addition to having the right to opt out of religion classes and events, students have the right to receive proper sex-ed. How can Catholic boards fully teach the province’s new sex-ed curriculum when they intend to subvert it with their own Catholic resources?
- Will public health nurses, child and youth councillors and school libraries working within the Catholic education system be allowed to provide students the information they deserve?
- Will priests be summoned to teach human sexuality?
- Will Catholic schools teach that children born out of wedlock should be given away for adoption?
- Are Catholic school staff members fired for becoming pregnant out of wedlock?
- What role do Chaplaincy Leaders play in secondary Catholic schools?
- Are Chaplaincy Leaders mentioned in Ontario’s curriculum documents?
- Do these so-called leaders really create lifelong learners and active citizens?
- If students and teachers really need spiritual advice, shouldn’t they go to church (for free)?
Ask your Catholic school trustees, Catholic school principals, teachers and guidance councillors these questions because taxpayers really want to know the answers.
Please free to submit additional questions in the comments.