Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Ontario sex-ed protest still going strong

More than 1,100 children remained home Tuesday from Thorncliffe Park Public School to protest Ontario’s proposed new sex education curriculum.

Only 220 children showed up for class Tuesday, up slightly from just 130 Monday, when parents of most of the school’s 1,350 students not only kept their children out of school but led a protest rally against the curriculum outside the constituency office of Premier Kathleen Wynne.

However some parents who took their kids out of school Monday, like Thorncliffe father of three Abdul Azeem, said it was not possible for him to take part in the boycott for the proposed full five days.

Azeem said he believes the curriculum is too explicit for children at a young age.  (more...)

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