A🧵about Sk Minster of Education Dustin Duncan’s latest CBC morning interview regarding #LegacyOfAbuse .
1.) when asked why the ministry denied having any complaints, Duncan doubled down, with a confusing spin on timelines. He was lying, and doing it badly.
2.) He and the @SaskParty @SKGov created the conditions where kids can be physically and sexually abused at school, forced to work on political campaigns, and exorcised for being queer, and his solution was to give himself MORE power.
3.) These new powers allow him to install an administrator at Legacy Christian Academy, Grace Christian School, and Regent Christian Academy. These schools are just now required to report when a criminal proceeding has been started against them.
4.) Independent (private) schools have had their funding increased to 50% of what public schools receive. Independent schools have a student teacher ratio of 40:1. Who’s moving their kids into classrooms with 40 students? No one. So independent schools are hiring uncertified
5.) and unregulated people to teach at these schools. The minister said independent schools have been reminded that they shouldn’t call these people teachers. These people must also be supervised by a qualified teacher, but are they?
6.) If half the staff at a Christian school require supervision, ALL of the teachers should be supervising a non-teacher. This is illogical and they should be required to prove how they’re meeting this regulation.
7.) A different class of independent school has been established and they will receive a whopping 75% of public school funding. Duncan can try and spin this all he wants— but this is government cuts on the cost of education.
8.) Public schools cannot fundraise or charge tuition. They’re required to provide qualified, regulated teachers. When they do hire specialist, without a B.Ed., they’re require to supervise instruction. Public schools take in all children, unlike Independent schools who don’t.
To cut education costs, the @SaskParty @SKGov is allowing independent schools to hire non-certified non-regulated people to teach classrooms full of children, likely without supervision, in settings where physical and sexual abuse has taken place. This is shameful.
9.) The ministry has been incapable or unwilling to provide proper oversight to these schools, and they are planning a massive expansion and funding increase of these schools. They cite “parental choice” to make this defunding scheme sound like a good idea.
10.) Duncan is rumoured to be a product an independent Christian school. He said he wasn’t forced to work on political campaigns, but he chose to work on one in high school. That experienced was the first step towards the powerful position as ed minister, where he is expanding
11.) these right-wing Christian schools.

This system works to force religious ideology on an unsuspecting public through the take over of school systems and all levels of government.


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