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1/ Last night my daughter and 4 classmates were doing their homework via video chat. The assignment was to research a candidate from the list of party leaders, and how their platforms fit with how they see their World shaping ahead of them. #ableg #abpoli #abvote #abed
2/ The group was given @jkenney, and @Dave_Khan to choose from, and based on initial research, they chose @jkenney due to availability of information.

They found a website called meetjasonkenney.ca and asked me if it was all true.

#ableg #abpoli #abvote #abed
3/ I instructed them to do the assignment an research the points on the website to determine if they were true. I helped with general search terms for Google when they got stuck, and only that. Making their own determination was crucial. #ableg #abpoli #abvote #abed
4/ The group soon realized that @jkenney and @Alberta_UCP want to repeal #Bill24, which would hurt their friend who's currently planning to come out to his parents. They saw @jkenney's history with the #lgtbq community, and frankly, it terrified them #ableg #abpoli #abvote #abed
5/ These are grade 6 students who're a mix of ethnic backgrounds, some with language issues, from a Catholic school, and all they see is a political organization who is willing to risk _real_ children's lives for the votes from religious groups. #ableg #abpoli #abvote #abed
6/ I proof read their report for this morning, and I was impressed. They had researched the issues facing @jkenney, and they have two major concerns from their research: #ableg #abpoli #abvote #abed
7/ 1. If parents are willing to look past the lying, cheating, bullying, and harassment from @Alberta_UCP & @jkenney, what example does that set for children? They're taught cheaters never prospure, yet "Mom & Dad" are willing to HELP a cheater win? #ableg #abpoli #abvote #abed
8/ 2. Why does a man who's not willing to identify his own sexuality, want to hurt those not willing to do the same out of fear, just because they join a group that makes them feel safe?

As 11-12 yr olds, they don't understand the reasoning. #ableg #abpoli #abvote #abed
9/ See, children at this age don't see a "queer" or a "fag" in their class. They see another kid; another playmate. They connect based on super heroes, pop culture, who's famous on Youtube. It's memes and fail videos.

They don't understand hate. #ableg #abpoli #abvote #abed
10/ They don't understand because their World is very positive. It's all about being accepting of others, no matter where they come from, or who they think is cute.

They want to know why a grown man wants to change that? They're puzzled.
#ableg #abpoli #abvote #abed
11/ I was impressed with the report and conclusions, with how involved the conversations were about certain issues like #lgtbq, but also pipelines. I was impressed with the use of technology at their level to accomplish their goal.

I was just impressed. #ableg #abpoli #abvote
12/ If you're looking to teach hate and divisiveness, I firmly believe you won't have the audience required. Children today are subjected to far more information than we were. They have gay/bi/trans sisters and brothers, and they don't care. #ableg #abpoli #abvote #abed
13/ All they see is their family. They protect those people because they know more than you. They know who you love doesn't matter, as long as you're loved.

I'm impressed with our youth. Don't teach hate. Don't be the one to spoil an awesome future. #ableg #abpoli #abvote #abed
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