I am extremely offended by the comments of Kathy Ablett, chairwoman of the Ottawa-Carleton Catholic School Board, that public schools don’t “educate the whole child, body and soul.” My son attends Castlefrank Public Elementary School. Aside from his academic subjects, he learns physical fitness, ethics, and an understanding of diverse cultures because he is surrounded by children of different races and religions.
How dare she be so high and mighty, proclaiming that only in a Catholic system can children be spiritually nurtured. My son is learning how to coexist peacefully and get along with his peers, skills that will benefit him when he’s living in the real world. As far as his religious upbringing, we take him to church.
…this post forwarded by J.Mac after an April 12, 2007 letter to The Ottawa Citizen by Ainslie S. Wiggs (of Kanata, Ontario)