Press Release 2006
Don't Just Talk About Bullying -
Park) PC Education Critic, Frank Klees, is not impressed with the
Minister of Education's "recognition of Bullying Awareness Week."
responding to the McGuinty government's announcement today that
the ministry has created a bullying-prevention training program
and will be training teachers on the issue, Klees accused the government
of doing nothing while bullying is on the rise.
have the previous two ministers of education, and now you, refused
to even meet with the Lions Club organization to discuss implementing
the Lions-Quest program rather than re-inventing the wheel and spending
taxpayer dollars unnecessarily," asked Klees in response to
the minister's announcement.
Lions-Quest program was developed by the Lions Club organization
with the express purpose of dealing with bullying in schools. It
has been highly successful in schools where it has been implemented,
is volunteer driven, and has the endorsement of principals and teachers
throughout the province.
this government continues to ignore this highly successful program
and insists on making these empty propaganda announcements is beyond
comprehension," said Klees.
continues to be a serious problem in our schools, we have a proven
community response and now the third minister of education within
as many years opts for empty rhetoric and more spending announcements!"