LETTER: Test leak no surprise in public school system

Ministry of Education should push morality and Godly living in curriculum

To the editor:

In regards to the article Vernon teachers suspended for test leak, are people surprised that someone working in the public school system would lie?

What is the religion of the public school system? Darwinian evolution.

What is the purpose of Darwinian evolution? To try and give an answer for the existence of the universe without acknowledging the Creator.

What is the moral code of this religion? Survival of the fittest, win at all costs; truth and morals are subjective.

What is the moral code of the public school system?

The B.C. School Act states all schools and provincial schools must be conducted on strictly secular and non-sectarian principles.

The highest morality must be inculcated, but no religious dogma or creed is to be taught in a school or provincial school.

The Act states “the highest morality must be inculcated.” What is this based on?

The foundation is “strictly secular and non-sectarian principles.” It is the idea that what is wrong for you might not be wrong for me.

The suspensions seem a little hypocritical in light of the moral standard that the school system holds too.

A good example is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handling of the SNC Lavalin scandal.

First he denied, denied, denied. Then, when it became obvious that he was lying, he changed his story to “he was doing it to save jobs.”

The teachers who were suspended may use the same excuse — “I was doing it for the students.” Does truth matter?

What is the culture of the public school system that teachers can feel it is OK to lie and cheat?

This is Darwinism in action. Wouldn’t it be better to teach children honesty and then actually enable them to learn the subject, to gain a skill rather than getting them a better grade by deception?

What is God the Creator’s moral code? Thou shalt not murder, commit adultery, steal, lie or covet.

The preamble to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms states: “Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of the law.”

If we want to live in a civil, law abiding society, we need to recognize God for who He is and follow the laws of the land.

The B.C. Ministry of Education should focus the education plan on teaching morality and Godly living, then reading, writing and arithmetic.

These teachers may not have violated the “conduct” of the B.C. School Act, but they are certainly in breach of the Bible’s code and Canada’s Constitution.

Brian Unrau

Vernon

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

RCMP on the hunt for ‘armed’ suspects in Lumby/Enderby

Residents alarmed over increased police presence Tuesday morning

COVID-19: Vernon company creates reusable respirators

From athletes to those most at risk, VO2 Master’s adapts production to fill PPE need

Okanagan College grading system critical despite COVID-19 pandemic

On heels of petition penned by student, VP academic says grading system necessary for accurate assessments

COVID-19: No guaranteed funding for North Okanagan Friendship Centre

Doors closed to public for foreseeable future, but staff adapting to maintain programming

Parents reach for teaching help from Vernon business

Vernon Teach and Learn equipped with tools to make at-home educating easy, fun

Trainwreck Comedy’s Rob Balsdon showcases quarantine routine

Balsdon made a video making light of life in isolation

B.C. wide burning restrictions come into effect April 16

‘Larger open burns pose an unnecessary risk and could detract from wildfire detection’

West Kelowna RCMP investigating early morning shooting

A man was shot in the 2400 block of Quince Road just before 1:30 a.m. on April 7

B.C. secures motel, hotel rooms for COVID-19 shelter space

Community centres, rooms reserved for pandemic self-isolation

Look at hospitalizations, not recovery stats for COVID-19, B.C. professor says

Cases in hospital are a definitive count of people who have the novel coronavirus

B.C. First Nations want to launch fight of Trans Mountain pipeline approval

Last month, the Supreme Court of Canada decided not to hear five challenges about the pipeline

N95 masks on the way for Canada after 3M reaches deal with White House

The Trump White House had ordered 3M to stop shipping masks to Canada

Summerland couple sharing positive messages

Carsten and Val Nielsen are displaying professionally made signs during COVID-19 pandemic

LETTER: Vernon oncologist urges public to ‘hold the line’

Doctor says we all must do our part amid COVID-19 pandemic despite economic impact

Most Read