Send your letter to the editor via email to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com. Please included your first and last name, address, and phone number.

LETTER: Attack on religious schooling is based on biogtry

Private schools have a place in our society, one letter writer insists

Dear Editor,

[RE: Opposed to taxpayers funding religious schools, July 19, Langley Advance Times online]

Robert T. Rock’s bigoted missive is based more on his religious enmity than economic facts.

If all the students were moved to public schools, it would cost the province millions more not including capital costs to build more schools that would be required.

Private school parents, as well as paying full school taxes for public schools their children don’t attend, they still pay thousands for tuition for private schools.

UNRELATED LETTER: How do we halt U.S. travellers from heading north?

I take issue with private schools all being “elite.”

Many parents struggle and sacrifice to pay this tuition.

Mr. Rock might bone up on Freedom of Religion in Canada is protected by the Canadian Charter of Human Rights and the Human Rights Act before stating bigotry, which is extremely unattractive.

Cherryl Katnich, Maple Ridge

.

Do you have an opinion you’d like to share. Please send us a letter to the editor, include your first and last name, your address, and your phone number. Email to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com. In the meantime, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

EducationLangleyLetter to the Editor

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

Just Posted

Postcards from Aldergrove children uplift isolated seniors amidst COVID-19

United Way launched Intergenerational Postcard Club in August, matching up kids with older pen pals

Slo-pitch league to resume play

Township approves resumption, with restrictions, league president says

Langley invited to pedal kart race to raise funds for Madison Place families after fire

Langley businesses partner up with SouthRidge church for the three-weekend pedal go-kart fundraiser

No exodus of teachers during COVID year

Retirements are actually down for Langley’s school-based staff

B.C. records new COVID-19 death, 85 more cases; Horgan calls on celebrity help

This brings the total number of active confirmed cases to 531 across the province

B.C. man who nearly died from COVID-19 reflects on one-month battle

Robert Billyard was in an induced coma to ensure his body would not fight the ventilator to breath

Man wanted for ramming police car and almost hitting bystanders in Abbotsford

Police say Lorne Guilbault ‘engages in high-risk criminal driving behaviour’

Wedding party bear sprayed at Okanagan campsite irks locals

Latest criminal activity at the Meadows leaves locals frustrated

Paramedics fired for allowing patient to crawl for treatment on Downtown Eastside: court documents

The man spent three days in intensive care and three months recovering in hospital from sepsis

Feds seeking private consultant to design firearm buyback program

The ban covers some 1,500 models and variants of what the government considers assault-style weapons

Face masks for teachers can impact learning on young children, experts say

Face coverings, mandatory in most indoor public places across the province, can help limit the spread of COVID-19

Horvat scores 2 as Vancouver Canucks beat Blues 5-2 in NHL playoff opener

Game 2 in best-of-seven series goes Friday night

Most Read