Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Toronto school’s sex-ed strike surges in second week: a third of students still out

Students involved in Thorncliffe Park's 'school in the garden' walk out of the
library where they spent the day.
TORONTO, September 15, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – An unprecedented 30-day student school “strike” to protest the Ontario Liberal government’s controversial sex-ed curriculum entered its second week on a surge of strength.

The “No school in September” protest at elementary Thorncliffe Park Public School drew international media attention when parents in the predominately Muslim community pulled about half the students, or an estimated 700 children, out of the school on the first day of class.

The students were then taught in open-air school in a nearby park, in an action organized by Thorncliffe Parents Association, located in a focal point of sex-ed opposition in Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Don Valley West riding.

Within three days, the number of children attending the “school in the garden” fell from 700 on Monday to an estimated 200 on Thursday.

But this Monday, after organizers rallied the community over the weekend, that number had more than doubled.  (more...)

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