Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.,Ward A, Edmonton Public School Trustee Candidate, Jasper Place Public Library Terminal #I, Edmonton, Alberta
May XXVIIIth, MMX
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
There is all this focus on the Muslim Community Federation trying to a fully viable and operational Islamic school up and running in the Lessard area of Edmonton. With neighbours being bitterly opposed. Well with all this talk about Catholic & Public schools needing to merge to save space, why not have say Public & Jewish schools merge. Or Catholic & Jewish. Even Jewish & Muslim.
If two different & diametrically opposed religions can come together & forget their strife in order to save costs and promote peace, maybe they could be a harbinger for peace in say the Middle East. There are Jewish & Muslim outreach programs through B'nai Brith & others. Egypt & Israel get along better then Lebanon & Egypt, two Muslim nations.
If we could somehow get two or even three groups in one school, say Catholic, Public & Jewish each using 1/3 of the space, think of the cost factors that could be saved. Thus giving the boards of all groups more infrastructure cash to meet other pressing needs!