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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Teacher Free Speech Sex Ed Guide 2!

See [#] below! Part 2 of my guide covers news and views coverage of the Ontario new Sex Ed Curriculum debate. Part 1 began last spring and summer @ HERE!



UPDATES:

Ontario teachers are often caught in the crossfire on the classroom front lines during the debate over the new sex education curriculum. Here's how some are trying to deal with it appropriately by answering student questions and meeting their needs @ Globe

Local Imams have given their approval to the Peel Boards guide to the new sex education curriculum. The board is arranging info sessions at 2 local mosques @ Star

Ontario Coalition Supporting Health Education claims that contrary to popular opinion, many Muslims and newcomers do support sex ed. They argue that a small group has hijacked the entire debate to make Ontarians think otherwise. They are launching a counter media campaign @ OCSHE

HWDSB launches sexual health info curriculum sessions! Parents will receive a letter before sexual health is taught. See the handouts @ HWDSB


IN THE NEWS:

500 Sex Ed protesters began the new school year outside East York's Thorncliffe Park Public School, many withholding their children from classes @ Toronto Sun 

Sex Ed Thorncliffe Park hot spot was vandalized with graffiti overnight. Also, only 326 of 510 expected students showed up next door at the all kindergarten Frazer Mustard Academy @ Star

100 students were being taught by Sex Ed protest volunteers across the street from the school in a park @ Star

Halton board will begin teaching some of the new sex ed curriculum early in the school year, Peel later on. Our GTA boards are scrambling for ways to deal with students who are being "opted out" by parents from the new sex ed curriculum @ Star

A "Revised" copy of the new Ontario Health and Physical Ed Gr.1-8 Curriculum is available @ Download

Campaign Life Coalition's [CFC] position on Ontario's Radical Sex Ed Curriculum is Link


Lawyer, former Conservative candidate, and Campaign Life Coalition member Joe Sinicrope is a spokesman for the group @ North Bay

A CFC sample pulpit announcement for use at church is provided @ Pastoral

CFC's 12 Ways to Fight the Wynne sex ed curriculum, along with differentiated Catholic, Protestant, Muslim and non religious "Opt Out" school forms is CF

Here's an historical overview of the inevitable opposition to sex education that regretfully downplays the spreading of "misinformation" and "propaganda" as a political strategy by simply referring to "certain groups", letting Ontario PC Leader Pat Brown's "leadership" campaign off the hook among those recently involved in angrily stirring such passions @ Star

Toronto Sun neo consters get involved with the "Who's in Charge of Our Schools?" debate @ Sun

Here's a list of more right wing extremist groups involved in the anti sex ed protests. They are accused of stirring up parents with propaganda, misinformation, and myths @ Star 



Article examines the political manoeuvring behind the scenes between PC Pat Brown, Campaign Life and also, the Wynne government's recent TV ads. The sex education protests helped Brown as a wedge issue to sign up 40,000 new anti sex ed social conservatives to win the PC leadership race last spring. Campaign Life, which is leading many of the current protests, is portrayed as an anti gay and anti abortion extremist group promoting a "gay mafia" conspiracy theory to work up their supporters. Now Wynne's recent ads are also aiming to turn Brown's wedge issue against him among mainstream voters @ Globe

Writer argues that the bigger threat to children today is the den of iniquity in the digital world, so to speak, over which parents have very little control, though the new curriculum can teach students to be better prepared @ Fear

LGBTQ Sikh activist explains how the new Ontario Sex Ed Curriculum could've helped him when he was growing up, after a picture of him kissing another man went viral. However, even the terminology being used might not often exist, let alone be understood, tolerated or accepted in his community @ City News

Muslim principal Farrah Marfatia has written a "How to Talk to Your Muslim Child" guide about the new Ontario curriculum. It can help Muslim parents interpret the curriculum for their children from a Muslim perspective. It is available @ Download

[#] = Teacher Free Speech, as before, will continue to try to present links with multiple points of view on the contentious issue of Ontario's sex ed curriculum. These are for your complete erudition. Hopefully you can more accurately and thoroughly think it through for yourself, as the front line, grassroot teachers being given the very important but difficult, often thankless and misunderstood task of implementing it.



COMMENTS:

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The material that they are teaching to 7 year olds is appalling! Does a 7 year old need to know this?

David Chiarelli said...

Have you read the actual document? If so, what in specific are you referring too? Thanks!

Derek Madge said...

Yes, please be specific, anonymous. That is what I keep asking people opposed to what someone has told them is wrong with the sex ed aspect of a wide ranging curriculum. So please do let us know what is wrong.

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