Friday, July 24, 2015

Ontario teachers have an opportunity to regain public trust: refuse to teach the new sex curriculum

Premier Kathleen Wynne and Education Minister Liz Sandals are telling Ontarians that talks with the teachers' unions are going to resume. Sandals believes that contracts can be settled before the school year begins on September 8.

Ontario's premier of course is doing public relation work. It's image management. She said that in not making an effort to get the negotiations going would be "an abdication of our responsibility." The unions agree to talk because this makes them look good. Unions leaders claim that there are outstanding issues to be resolved before they can come to an agreement. One is class size and the other is working conditions. Teachers have threatened to take more work-to-rule actions if there are no new contracts for September for some 115,000 teachers. The bottom line for both sides in all this: it's mostly window dressing.

The government is trying to hold the line on spending because the accululated debt keeps getting bigger. With a provincial debt of well over $300 billion, the government doesn't seem to be worried. Spending tax dollars buys votes. They already got teacher and union support when the Liberals introduced all day kindergarten and the "Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy." This paved the road for gay/straight alliances in schools, the recognition of sexaul orientation, "gender identity" and "gender expression." And presently we have the radical sex curriculum that is part of the 2015 Health and Physical Education.  (more...)

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