Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sex ed concerns continue as Catholic board looks for faith-based input

WATERLOO REGION – Before the provincial government released its new health and physical education curriculum, Cambridge Catholic parent Camilla Gunnarson tried to add her two cents while filling out an online survey.

However, the portion of the survey that offered space to provide feedback comments only allowed 30 characters.

Gunnarson, who unsuccessfully ran for a seat on the Waterloo Catholic District School Board during the municipal election this past fall, was literally at a loss for words.

“Honestly, how was that consulting parents?” she questioned. “It was unbelievable.”

The Cambridge mother and director of Cambridge Right to Life is one of many parents who have voiced concern regarding the Ministry of Education’s newly updated health education curriculum, which includes new information on sex-related issues.  (more...)

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