Re: And the winner is.....Jason KenneyMay 2nd, 2019
Edmonton students planning to walk out of class Friday morning to protest policies of Alberta's new provincial government should get no resistance from staff, public and Catholic school districts say.
Students planning to walk out of class Friday morning to protest policies of Alberta’s new provincial government should get no resistance from staff, said officials at Edmonton’s public and Catholic school districts.
After Alberta voters elected a United Conservative Party government on April 16, students in Calgary concerned about the party’s stance on school gay-straight alliance (GSA) clubs began organizing a student walkout on Instagram.
Christina Hollingworth, a 12-year-old Grade 7 student at Michael Phair Junior High School, is among Edmonton students who say they’ll show their discontent by walking out of class for 20 minutes on Friday morning.
The UCP has pledged to proclaim the Education Act of 2012, replacing the School Act, which would roll back privacy protections for students who attend GSA meetings and eliminate requirements for private schools to have policies and codes of conduct to protect LGBTQ students.
Hollingworth said it isn’t right to open the door for school staff to tell families if their kids are in the GSA clubs.