Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sarnia: Curriculum changes set to start in September

Hunter Workman, 12, walks alongside Jon McEachran at a rally outside the local
public school board's Sarnia office Friday
Dozens of people, including school-age children, chanted 'We say no' while marching in protest around Sarnia's public board of education building Friday.

The gathering was a rally meant to generate awareness about some families' opposition to sexual-education curriculum changes coming to Ontario schools this September.

Aspects some parents at the rally said they object to include teaching first-graders to identify genitalia with proper terminology, teaching gender identity to eight-year olds, and introducing concepts like oral and anal intercourse in Grade 7.

“It's too much information for children that are too young,” said rally organizer Jon McEachran, estimating about 60 people were in attendance.

Hopes are to attract hundreds to the next rally in the fall if the curriculum changes aren't stopped, he said.  (more...)

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