Thursday, February 26, 2015

School board dealing with pointed parent questions on sex ed

PEEL – A parent worried about how teachers would deliver the sensitive material in Ontario’s revised sex education curriculum had some pointed questions for public school trustees Tuesday (Feb. 24) night.

The Mississauga mother – with two of her children in tow – showed up for public question period at the Peel District School Board’s regular meeting.

Sumera Naqvi wanted to find out if she’d be forewarned about the topic of sex education classes and whether children could be pulled out of a class if parents considered the subject matter inappropriate.

Ontario’s Liberal government publicly revealed its update of the province’s health and physical education curriculum Monday. Parents and religious groups consider some material ­– which open the door to discussion of subjects that include anatomy, masturbation, oral and anal sex, contraception, gender identity and sexual orientation – too graphic and inappropriate for young children.  (more...)

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