Bill Shorten sticks up for Safe Schools program
The Australian, Cut and Paste, May 19, 2016.
Anti-bullying, or else! Bill Shorten is all in with the Safe Schools agenda, yesterday:
I don’t want politicians trying to dictate books kids read in school or their curriculum. That’s what we’ve got teachers and experts for.
Leave it to the “experts” to dictate, then. Safe Schools co-ordinator Roz Ward, quoted in The Australian, March 22:
When people do complain then school leadership can very calmly and graciously say, ‘You know what? We’re doing it anyway, tough luck’! (It’s) not about celebrating diversity; not about stopping bullying. (It’s) about gender and sexual diversity.
And definitely don’t let parents have a say. Safe Schools manager Joel Radcliffe, from the same article:
Parents … seem to have a lot of power (in) schools. Parents don’t have the power to shut this down.