Monday, November 19, 2012

Father to battle school indoctrination

Hamilton parent goes to court to defend parental rights in education
Dr. Steve Tourloukis with his lawyer, Albertos Polizogopoulos.
Deborah Gyapong / CCN.
The B.C. Catholic has a story by Deborah Gyapong about a Hamilton father who is taking an Ontario school district to court to protect his children from potential indoctrination:
Dr. Steve Tourloukis, a dentist, is taking the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board to court, seeking a declarative ruling that recognizes his right to be informed when a classroom will be teaching curriculum contrary to his Christian faith; the right to have his children exempted from such teaching; and an acknowledgement from the court of parents’ prior rights to educate their children.

Ahead of court appearances Nov. 21 and 22, in Hamilton, Tourloukis spoke in two Catholic venues in Ottawa Nov. 17, warning the same provincial Equity and Inclusiveness strategy is being foisted on Catholic Schools.

A Greek Orthodox believer, Tourloukis said he is “heartbroken” about what has happened in the Catholic school system, pointing to the province’s forcing them to accept Gay-Straight Alliances GSAs.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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