Skip to comments.CBC trashes homeschooling mothers as incompetent, uneducated, and sexually irresponsible
Posted on 11/30/2012 7:11:40 AM PST by Morgana
TORONTO, November 29, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) Homeschoolers are incensed after Anna Maria Tremonti, host of CBCs The Current, decided to air what she called the last word on her show discussing homeschooling.
Following her November 14 show, a two minute skit cast homeschooling mothers as incompetent, uneducated, and sexually irresponsible.
The home-schooled teenage malewho was cast as unchallenged, resentful, rebellious, and delinquentsuggested at one point that he would rather not have been created than homeschooled.
OK, so Im supposed to learn geometry from a lady who never graduated college and wasnt smart enough to use condoms? rants the teenager in the skit.
The St. Augustine Classical Lutheran Co-op from the Kitchener-Waterloo area in Ontario slammed the show as play[ing] to the tune the establishment likes to hear.
The only problem, the group pointed out, is [that Tremonti] described a fictional scenario quite divorced from reality. Masked in humour, her message in this segment was all the more insidious.
In her segment prior to the skit, Tremonti interviewed Paul Faris, president of the Home School Legal Defence Association of Canada. She wanted to know why Faris association had supported the removal of a section of the first version of the Alberta Education Act that brought in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Alberta Human Rights Act.
Tremonti attempted to corner Faris into saying that parents compelled the Alberta government to remove the controversial section so that they could teach their children religious teachings on homosexuality. Faris would not take the bait.
Finally, Tremonti suggested: If you believe religiously that homosexuality is a sin, do you believe that if [homeschoolers] were teaching their child that, that [theyd] be vulnerable?
Faris pointed out that a broad public act such as the Alberta Human Rights Act was not made to apply to private life in a home, where homeschooling parents have private conversation[s] in their own home with their own children.
Prior to the proposed Education Act failing it third reading due to an election call, parents across the province had expressed grave concern over section 16 of the act, which they saw as an infringement on their parental rights to raise and educate their own children as they saw fit.
Tremonti then brought Kent Hehr onto the show, Liberal MLA for Calgary Buffalo and education critic for his party. Hehr accused the Home School Legal Defence Association of Canada of being anti-gay and spreading misinformation to move a political agenda.
But Garnett Genuis, executive director of Parents For Choice in Education (PCE), told LifeSiteNews.com that it was not homeschoolers alone who were concerned about language in the original Alberta Education Act.
A wide spectrum of stakeholders had concerns about some of the language in the original version of the education act. These included the Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association and various alternative schools and programs.
From our perspective, people should have a right to hold differing opinions about moral and religious questions, and to pass those opinions on to their children before those children reach adulthood, he said.
Genuis pointed out that the revised Education Act has support of virtually all education stakeholders since the government fixed and clarified the language that threatened many people - not just home schoolers.
The St. Augustine Classical Lutheran Co-op criticized the CBC for not taking the opportunity to engage in a real debate about the state of education in this country.
Homeschooling families, as a rule, think about education much more than the average parent, and they tend to take their responsibility of raising the next generation of thoughtful, contributing citizens very seriously, the co-op stated. Far from being dysfunctional as portrayed in the skit, homeschooling families are a model of normalcy. Because the parents spend a great deal more time with their children than the average, the relationship between parent and child is most often one of mutual understanding, honour, and respect.
The kind of conversation this segment portrayed would be unlikely to occur in a homeschooling family, it concluded.
The group accused Tremonti of demonstrating exactly the kind of close-minded and prejudiced thinking of which she believes others to be guilty.
Is committing this kind of logical fallacy not an embarrassment for a nationally-broadcast radio host?
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So the kid wants to attend public school where he still wont learn geometry (or how to read for that matter) but will learn how to use a condom from the teacher who will demonstrate it with him?
OK, so using condoms is the ultimate definition of "smart"??? Really? Apparently, this demonically inspired "Tremonti" creature thinks people are bad, and only idiots make more people.
Sounds like typical lib logic. If the ingrate thought about it, if the parent had used a condom, the kid would not even exist. In this kids case, that might not have been a bad outcome.
Remember that the teenager is reading from a SCRIPT! These words might never have been spoken except in the skit writer fervid imagination.
Beam me up Scott
OK, so Im supposed to learn geometry from a lady who never graduated college and wasnt smart enough to use condoms?
Bet you that you still eat her food and sleep under her roof with no problems, right?
And maybe she could have just exercised her “right to choose” on you if you found her stupidity so grating?
Probably written in text-ease, I doubt he can read the written word well enough to orate.
Kids aren’t doing much learning from an “education” degree holding bimbo or bimboy with 1000 SATs and a complete inability to understand anything beyond Dick and Jane.
Yup, those “eddicatin” degree holding folks are real providin’ the learnin’ to our kiddos, not?
Liberal humor = oxymoron.
Sounds like this skit was mental masturbation on the part of Tremonti - not based in anything real at all, but just liberal fantasies of what home-schoolers must be like. Heaven forbid they act like genuine journalists and actually take the time to listen to some homeschoolers and base their judgments on that, rather than on their pre-judgment (the definition of “prejudice”).
The irony? That kind of talk is what you get from kids who are educated by liberal morons or a system run by liberal morons - not what kids who were actually homeschooled are likely to say. And if homeschooled kids did end up saying stuff like that it would fly right into the premise that this chick is trying to make anyway: that parents want to brainwash their kids to be unthinking homophobes.
Of course, the liberals are too stupid to see that their own argument destroys their own argument. That would require an understanding of logic, and while condoms are big on priorities for these people, logic isn’t.
That's RIGHT! And the SCRIPT has an AUTHOR! And the AUTHOR is sending MESSAGES!
And not all those messages are the obvious ones ... leftist ideologues and propagandists are very practiced at burying their most damaging messages in the hidden or presumed premises of their arguments and assertions. "Not smart enough to use a condom" implies that using condoms is smart.
Obvious message: "Homeschooling mothers are dumb."
Hidden message: "Using condoms is a smart thing to do."
...ever heard of military school, kid?
Abnsolutely no surprise from this tax payer-funded left-wing money pit.
Lots of Commies in Canada.
This is the skit (Whitest Kids u Know)
“...ever heard of military school, kid?”
Hey! I dated a dude once who graduated from this school. He was alright!
They’re using public school teachers as their educational standard.