Monday, August 31, 2015

Quebec to introduce sex ed pilot project with 'no exemptions'

Education on sexual matters is too important to be optional, according to Quebec's Ministry of Education.

The province is rolling out a new pilot project in which sex education, like French and mathematics, will soon become mandatory for all students from kindergarten to the last year of high school, regardless of the religious or personal convictions of parents across different cultural communities.

No exceptions will be made.

The sexuality education pilot project, which will begin in the next few days in about 15 schools, will last two years. The program, which will affect 8,200 students, could be adopted by schools across the province in 2017.

However, documents obtained by The Canadian Press, as well a series of interviews conducted in recent weeks, show that approval for the program is far from unanimous.  (more...)

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