As a teacher, I have seen first-hand that activism in the education system has resulted in teaching approaches that are ultimately harmful to students and society.
Chanel Pfahl Oct 19, 2022
We invited candidates in the Oct. 24 election to share their reasons for running. Some school board trustee candidates also wrote in, including Chanel Pfahl, running in Zone 8:
Have you become concerned with politically biased teachings in our schools? Are you looking for a representative who will advocate for a quality education — one that equips children with the tools to think for themselves? Someone who will defend time-honoured principles such as truth, rationality and equality, rather than political correctness?
My name is Chanel Pfahl and I am asking for your vote to represent Orleans-Cumberland-Navan as school trustee for the OCDSB.
It is my belief that our schools should prioritize core skill development (reading, writing, math, science) and most importantly, critical thinking skills. Unfortunately, as a teacher I have seen first-hand that activism in the education system has resulted in teaching approaches that in my view are ultimately harmful to students and society. The current unhealthy fixation with gender, identity politics and victimization will not put our students in a position to face the challenges of the next decades. As trustee, I will look for opportunities to bring students, teachers and administrations together in pursuit of their core mission of delivering educational excellence.
For more details on my platform, please see blueprintforcanada.ca. If you are in a position to volunteer or donate, or you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you!
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