Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ontario parents prepare for school boycott over sex-ed curriculum

Students across Ontario could be missing classes starting this Thursday as parents opposing the province’s new sex-ed curriculum prepare to launch a school boycott.

Hundreds of students at Toronto’s Thorncliffe Park Public School have already been out of class for nearly a month because their parents feel the curriculum is inappropriate for young students.

“Our children are standing in rain and under the sun to sacrifice for thousands of children across Ontario,” said Khalid Mahmood of the Thorncliffe Parents Association.

Now, groups across Ontario are joining the Thorncliffe community, calling on parents to pull their kids from school on Thursday as part of a province-wide protest against the new curriculum. Schools began teaching the new material in September, but it has faced intense opposition since it was first announced last spring.  (more...)

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