Monday, May 18, 2015

Jewish day schools coy on new Ontario sex ed curriculum

TORONTO — Toronto Jewish day schools are mostly  tight-lipped when it comes to discussing Ontario’s proposed sex education curriculum or their own teachings on the subject.

Many elementary schools contacted by The CJN did not return calls or emails seeking comment on the new Ontario health curriculum or what, to date, has been taught on the subject of human reproduction.

Starting next fall, Ontario’s revamped sex education curriculum will see children as young as six learn about sexual consent, while eight-year-olds will be taught about same-sex relationships.

The course of instruction has met with a flurry of controversy and opposition, mainly from parents who say they don’t want their children exposed to such candid sexual issues at a young age.  (more...)

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