If you ever doubted government schools were institutions of social engineering of the left you can stop now. The attack on traditional families is now being celebrated in one elementary school in Vancouver, Canada.
How long before this happens in the U.S.?
The College Fix has the story:
McMahon Elementary School sent home notes with students which encouraged parents and guardians to celebrate Mother’s and Father’s Day at home, and to not expect any festivities at the school.
How are they justifying this one?
“As Mother’s Day and Father’s Day approach we have met as a Primary (Grade 1 and 2) team to discuss our core values. In an effort to celebrate diversity, inclusivity and also nurture our students who are part of non-traditional families, we have decided to encourage those celebrations to take place at home.
“Due to this, the children will not be making gifts at school to give on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. We feel each family knows the best way to celebrate with their own family.”
The Daily Caller adds this commentary from a parent:
“This will be the first year that we don’t get gifts crafted with love from our kids, and since we only have one little one now it makes it all that much worse,” explained the parent. “I don’t understand why we, as Canadians, need to give up our traditions that have been passed through generations.”
“I welcome all races and ethnicities, but forcing us to give up things that are important to us as Canadians is crap. And it doesn’t even have anything to do with religion? You cant celebrate your Mom and Dad?”
The school’s superintendent said the move was prompted by a trauma experienced by a student involving his/her parents.
“The reasoning wasn’t some cabal or some political plan,” said Angus Wilson, superintendent of the school system to which Albert McMahon Elementary School belongs, to KXTV. “Instead, there has been a recent trauma involving a student and its parents.”
Wilson explained to The Daily Caller News Foundation via email that he could not discuss the “trauma” more specifically, due to confidentiality. He also said that the note was “an effort to obfuscate the central issue [the trauma].”
Isn’t it typical of the left to step in and mandate an action depriving the people of an opportunity to offer their own compassion? Because the state always thinks it’s more effective in dealing with people than the people themselves.