Letter writer the one who need a reality check

Perhaps he would learn something about the future facing our children

Letter writer the one who need a reality check

Re: “Students should have to pass new course called ‘reality’”, (Citizen, Oct. 2)

So John Walker believes the children who left school to protest the lack of action on climate change should return to the classroom and be tested on their ability to solve the problem without disrupting our current economic and social structures. He refers to this as a “reality check”. In his enlightened educational model, those who fail to attain a passing mark would be legally banned from any kind of protest that demands “the impossible from government”.

As an alternative, I suggest that Mr. Walker return to school for his own “reality check”. Perhaps he would learn something about the future facing our children and the obligation of adults to step up to the plate. Should he fail the course, he would then be legally banned from expressing his opinions in any public forum.

Gerry Fewster

Duncan

Just Posted

Valley Seniors volunteers show some simple generosity in Duncan

They have chosen the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley for $1,000 cheque

Upgrade project on Chemainus Road set to begin

Busines community concerned about disruptions

Burning season has arrived in the Cowichan Valley Regional District, but beware of bylaws

It’s officially burning season in the Cowichan Valley Regional District, as residents… Continue reading

Francophone parents hoping to set up a French school in the Valley

Their children have a right to be educated in French, these parents say

Second young woman dies after rollover crash near Williams Lake

‘Someone’s going to get her heart, which is awesome, because she has the best heart in the world’

Google searches for ‘how to vote’ surge on Election Day

Interest spikes despite social media campaign by Elections Canada

Union says Western Forest Products refuses to budge from ‘unreasonable concessions’

According to a press release, both parties met on Oct. 16, 18, 19, and 20.

Alberta man pleads guilty, fined for hunting without a licence in North Island

It’s the responsibility of each hunter or angler to know whether they are considered a B.C. Resident.

B.C. mayor apologizes for removal of Queen’s portrait from council chambers

‘I prefer to be inclusive of the many aspects of our history’

Alcohol a possible factor in crash that killed 17-year-old girl near Williams Lake

A pickup truck left the road and rolled over on Highway 20 on the weekend

Rare bird spotted in Victoria draws enthusiasts from across the continent

It’s the first time a yellow-browed warbler has been reported on the mainland of North America

B.C. woman must pay $1,000 after unleashed dog bites another

Owner should never have left Bibi unattended, tribunal member wrote

Most Read