Monday, July 20, 2009

Paul Fromm Back In T.O.

From The CAFE newsletter:

BRINGING THE MESSAGE TO STUDENTS

Friday, May 29 was a warm spring afternoon in Toronto. CAFE Director Paul Fromm spoke to a receptive grade 12 English class in West Toronto on the topic of "Internet Censorship." Many of the students were genuinely shocked to learn that they did not have freedom of speech or opinion over the Internet. The teacher remarked on the near perfect attendance -- a real achievement for the speaker, given that this was the last class of the day on a sunny Friday afternoon (a good time to cut the last class and get a head start on the weekend.)

The things they're dragging into our classrooms today. A real Internet law expert, a real free speech advocate, was apparently unavailable.

The newsletter gives no clue as to which high school Fromm appeared.

h/t A.

11 comments:

Ti-Guy said...

Do we know if this event even took place at all? I couldn't find one reference to Paul Fromm speaking anywhere on May 29.

bigcitylib said...

Well, he does tour extensively, and I frankly doubt this is the kind of thing he'd mention ahead of time.

Reality Bites said...

I kind of doubt it was a public school. Most likely Christian with a Kapital K, kids.

bigcitylib said...

Katholic?

Mitka said...

Frankly I think its a lie. I do not believe that any public school would not know Fromm. If anyone has any idea which alleged school he spoke at we should let the media know.

bigcitylib said...

Mitka,

Yeah its hard to believe, but remember that Fox News (I believe it was) has interviewed Fromm as a "Free Speech Activist". Someone might have been fooled.

Ti-Guy said...

If it's true, we need to find out the name of the institution. I doubt it was in the public or separate boards, but regardless, a stink needs to be made and people need to be named and shamed.

Mitka said...

True, but Fromm like others of his ilk make things up all the time. be interesting to see if this can be proven

Reality Bites said...

No, I meant private, evangelical. As someone who was stripped of his teacher's license, I can't see a Catholic school allowing him to speak unless the principal has a yen to lose their job.

bigcitylib said...

http://www.ourkids.net/toronto-private-schools.php

130 private schools in Toronto.

Ti-Guy said...

It was probably Havergal. The whole place is nothing but a reinstitution of the Bund deutscher M├Ądel.