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Heads explode as the Ontario government reverts back to the 1998 sex-education curriculum

Toronto Sun

17 July 2018

Groan.  OK, everyone take a deep breath and can we cut back on the hyperbole?

Firstly, Doug Ford’s government won’t be using the old curriculum in perpetuity; they will be introducing their own revised curriculum. Now if we’re four years down the road and there still isn’t an updated curriculum, then the protesters will have a legitimate point.

Secondly, any teacher worth their salt will touch on the current issues that the 2015 curriculum covers, like gender issues, same-sex issues, Internet and sexting dangers, and so on. It would be pretty reprehensible for teachers not to touch on these issues, especially if the students are asking them in the first place, just because it’s not officially in the curriculum.

It would also be pretty reprehensible for teachers not to cover these issues as a form of political protest, because we know teachers don’t engage in political protests against Conservative governments, right? Oh wait … ummmm, never mind.

(As the Minister of Education reiterated, many of the issues kids are facing today will still be addressed)

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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