A Hamilton-area father has announced that he is suing the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board over their decision to prevent him from pulling his children out of lessons which conflict with their family’s values. The full story is available from CTV (http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/christian-father-sues-ontario-school-board-for-religious-accommodation-1.949577) and Lifesite News. (http://tinyurl.com/9bh4f6r).
Our organization strongly believes in the right of parents to make choices about the kinds of values that their children will learn in schools, and to opt their children out of the classroom if they wish to when certain controversial subjects are discussed. It is parents, and not teachers or bureaucrats, who are fundamentally responsible for children's education.
This case could have an important impact on the degree to which parental authority is recognized and respected, all across this country.