Teachers who discourage youth should be ‘killed, massacred,’ Liberal minister says

Quebec’s provincial minister for democratic reform says she should not have told a group of youth that teachers who discourage students should be “killed” and “massacred.”

Rita De Santis was telling them about her experience as an 11 year-old immigrant student, recently arrived in Montreal from Italy.

She said her teacher told her, “dear, you’re never going to succeed in life. You speak with an Italian accent. So forget it.”

Most of my teachers were OK but there are one or two who might qualify…

h/t DM

  • JoKeR

    MNA representing the Quebec Liberal Party.

  • Justin St.Denis

    A tad OT: I was reading an article about the very high divorce rates of teachers and school administrators following their retirements. It is really quite notable. I’ve a sister who was married for 35 years to a school administrator. Following his retirement, he became an insufferable “corrector” of everyone/everything. Think geriatric SJW pompous ass know-it-all with a fat fuckin’ pension he did not deserve. He became so psychologically abusive to his wife that she walked out, filed for divorce, and took him to the proverbial cleaners. Turns out a lot of school administrators have secret investment portfolios. This chap had socked/hidden away all kinds of money secretly over the years! Very bad optics in a divorce court! My former educational administrator brother-in-law now lives alone in a $750/mo. basement apartment in North York. I think he has a few former teacher friends he hangs with at the local Timmy’s. And that’s his life now.

    • simus1

      The mills of the gods grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine.

  • simus1

    Teachers who “were not ok” often taught much more about how to succeed in life than they ever intended.
    In Rita’s case, it must have come out sort of 50 -50. Becoming an ethnic Lieberal pol in Quebec is certainly scraping bottom. Perhaps she should apply her exacting standards for teachers to her own precious self.