Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Stanley A. Milner Branch Library Terminal #LIII, Edmonton, Alberta
March XXIVth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
I think a way II increase capacity at schools is to offer classes and curriculum to gay & lesbian kids who wish to enter the underused schools but might be afraid. Of course offer the classes to all who want to take them. Gay people are very artistic and have a rich cultural eye for exacting standards and detail.
If gay and lesbian parents wish to bring in their kids (who may be gay or straight) then let them. I would argue that the gay parents would contribute many good ideas towards say arts and drama classes, as well as increasing the property tax base. Therefore increasing the revenues the Trustees have and by extension making less schools close.
By openly holding barbecues and gay friendly days for gay parents and their kids alone, the parents will feel more respected and thereIV not afraid. We cannot have inclusiveness in education if kids are afraid to participate in any way.
Source: The Pride Centre Of Edmonton.