We seem to trust others to know what’s best for our children

Gregg Pritchard letter to the editor: How we raise our children has been passed down to us from generations of parents.

Editor:

How we raise our children has been passed down to us from generations of parents with the advice that insurance companies and those running our schools should have growing influence over our lives.

During the three-day strike parents were encouraged to keep their children at home since there would not be enough administrators to see to the student’s needs, while adults could not volunteer because of liability issues.

Not to worry; the barriers school board lawyers have erected will keep our children from harm in this unsupervised environment.

The sports fields are also fenced for physical well being with disclaimer forms, insurance levies, and fearful coaches.

A good Samaritan law where volunteers cannot be sued, except for criminal acts, would allow parents to partake in their children’s education.

But those in power believe there are no good Samaritans left in British Columbia.

We acquiesce our influence to for-profit organizations and self-interested officials for the best, for they have better judgement than we, the parents.

Gregg Pritchard

Williams Lake