Ontario’s new health curriculum may be going ahead in September 2010, said Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty on Tuesday — everything, except for the proposed new sex ed guidelines.
"There are 12 subject areas within health and phys-ed. One of those
is sex-ed. The 11 other areas are not controversial in any way,” McGuinty
said, referring to sections dealing with smoking, healthy eating, and
injury prevention, among others.
"We’ve done a lot of good work
we can, in fact, build on and I think we can find a way to introduce
much of that into the curriculum this September so it has not been for
McGuinty and Ontario Education Minister Leona Dombrowsky want a “more robust consultation” with parents about the sex ed curriculum. This, despite the fact that the proposed 2010 sex ed guidelines were the product of a two-year consultation process that already involved thousands, including parents!
Let the education minister know that we want the Ontario sex ed curriculum implemented as originally proposed, no less! Get a form letter here and send it to Dombrowsky:
Ministry of Education
22nd Floor, Mowat Block
900 Bay Street
Toronto ON M7A 1L2
Tel : 416-325-2600
Fax : 416-325-2608
Meanwhile, Facebook groups in support of the 2010 sex ed guidelines have over 2,500 members each:
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