However, I wish that the CBC would make the letter available so that we could all see it in full. Otherwise, I worry that they are pulling a quote from an otherwise reasonable letter.
Still, if he said of diversity education that “The human resources wasted on researching, developing and teaching this type of information is incalculable,” then he knows nothing about pedagogy and he is (in his words) “driven by a radical social agenda.” He is trying to (in his words, again) “engineer” society to fit his bizarre views.
I can recall a student who attempted suicide twice after people mistreated him because he was homosexual. I have known no student as intelligent, kind, and caring. To not teach diversity in our schools would be a grave injustice. Money spent saving hundreds of students from intimidation, violence, and hatred is money well spent. Money teaching tolerance over ignorance is money well spent.
Trevor Kennerd’s views have no place in a modern society based on tolerance, diversity, freedom, equity, and social justice. They are dangerous and will lead to untold amounts of suffering. For shame.