Wednesday, June 15, 2011

An interesting question

How many of our state and integrated secondary schools are bigots?

We could find out - an OIA request to each asking whether they hold a school ball or formal, whether they have a policy on same-sex dates, and if so what that policy is - but given that there are hundreds of schools, it would take a prohibitive amount of time (especially given their likely lack of experience with the OIA, and thus the need to complain frequently to the Ombudsman). Which means that we have no idea how widespread this problem is, and what we need to do about it.