Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Providence? Ontario elementary teachers not participating in sex ed training under work-to-rule campaign

Teachers form a mass picket line in front of Durham District School Board during
an on going strike in Whitby, Ontario
TORONTO — A work-to-rule strike by Ontario’s public elementary school teachers means they are not participating in training on the province’s new sexual-education curriculum.

Schools remain open and extracurricular activities and field trips continue for now, but teachers won’t administer standardized tests, add comments to report cards or participate in any professional development related to Ministry of Education initiatives.

The president of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario says that includes training on “any new or revised curriculum document, including the revised health and physical education curriculum.”  (more...)

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