Letter: We need to stop politicizing the return to school


Letter –

My wife and I are seniors, caring for our granddaughter as our daughter works. COVID is certainly a concern for us, personally, and for them.

Many Albertans say Jason Kenney is not doing enough to make schools safe for back to school.
Many British Columbians say John Horgan is not doing enough to make schools safe for back to school.

Many Ontarians say Rob Ford is not doing enough to make schools safe for back to school. Many Quebecers say Francois Legault is not doing enough to make schools safe for back to school.
And on and on.

We see the impact on our grandaughter for her social skills and especially her early learning skills.

We’ve worked our lives to make this a better country and a better life for our children and grandchildren. We know the impact on their future of enormous debt and taxes.

We know the risk every time we strap her into a car seat. It’s not a perfect car, with a perfect 100% record of no deaths, ever. But we can’t lock her in her room. That has consequences too.

We need to stop politicizing, show up at classes, talk to teachers, give feedback and help every improvement we can see.

But we cannot foresee everything, we can’t afford every conceivable thing.

Sometimes, we need to roll up our sleeves, pay attention, adapt, take risks, and move forward.

Alan Otway

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