May 05, 2015

One thousand parents picket Wynne's riding office over sex-ed curriculum

Rebel Staff
 

Nearly 35,000 students skipped classes yesterday as part of a parental protest against Ontario's new sex-ed curriculum.

This was the latest in a series of actions, such as rallies at Queen's Park, by parents who believe the new curriculum is too explicit and isn't age-appropriate.

Some also have questions about the influence disgraced Deputy Minister of Education minister Benjamin Levin might have had on its contents.

According to the Toronto Star, Toronto's Thorncliffe Park Public School experienced a 90 percent absentee rate on Monday.

The parents of many of these children converged outside Premier Kathleen Wynne's riding office, chanting "We say no!"

In York Region some 2,000 elementary students stayed home, including 70 per cent of students at Teston Village Public School and 40 per cent at Markham Gateway Public School. In Peel Region, 1,170 students stayed home, with some schools missing up to 250 students.

The Star indulged in a bit of editorializing, noting that "some parents seemed misinformed about what will be taught."

This after quoting "Thorncliffe Park parent Lubna Awah, who kept her kindergarten son home. 'Boys are boys and girls are girls — why should they learn about a third (gender) in Grade 1?' asked Awah, expressing fears the new curriculum will encourage young children to question their gender identity."

The Star added that, "In fact, discussion of gender identity is mandatory only in Grade 8" -- but as Brian Lilley pointed out back in February, gender identity and "fluidity" is part of the curriculum starting in Grade 3.

Furthermore, The Star hastened to point out that "not all parents in the Muslim community oppose the curriculum," presumably in reference to Mrs. Awah.

 

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commented 2015-05-08 18:29:23 -0400
Milan, please cite specifically where in the curriculum it talks about gender fluidity. I too have read the curriculum and would appreciate you citing the text you say uses “crude, sexually charged language”. Because just saying you have read it then making false allegations proves nothing.

I guess you think there are only two genders. The problem with that belief is that it doesn’t accurately reflect Canadian law that recognizes at least six. Do you want to teach children to ignore the law?

Is it less creepy for children to say “my pee pee hurts” or “my hole is puffy” instead of “my penis hurts” and “my vulva is puffy”? Or do you think children should just shut up about sex abuse?
commented 2015-05-06 14:16:50 -0400
Joan. Before you ask again – I read the curriculum. The simple fact that Kathleen Wynne did not have parental consultations and secretly rammed this through cabinet demonstrates there is something fundamentally wrong with the document for main stream families and she knows it is a special-interest group document. Anyway, I have many examples of the crude, sexually charged language and ideological constructs (like 6 genders and gender fluidity) to provide, but it will fall on deaf ears with you. Yes, I agree, update the ciricullum to include texting, safe internet usage etc, but teaching a 6 year old (some are even still 5 years old) about their vulva and testicles is downright wrong and creepy.

The next incarnation of this ciricullum: “Pedophilia is a sexual orientation that should be accepted”——>mark my words, Joan.
commented 2015-05-06 13:09:08 -0400
I have written to my MPP Laurie Scott and to the premier this a.m. to request the government hold two or three town halls in all ridings across Ontario to go through the new changes to the sex-ed curriculum, word by word, so parents understand exactly what the government intends to teach.

Sadly, Wynne’s refusal to consult all parents has allowed malicious disinformation to be written and distributed to parents, especially immigrant parents, online and door-to-door, to incite them to protest the changes to the sex-ed curriculum in Ontario. Those who have written the disinformation propaganda don’t want children to learn that, in Canada, we have laws that prohibit child sex abuse, including FGM, child marriage and honour crimes.

I think if the government holds town hall meetings to go through the proposed changes, word by word, explains the science and reason behind the changes, and explains to parents their rights including the right to meet with trustees, boards and teachers to influence how the changes will be taught, that most parents will feel relieved of concerns for the safety of their children.

Such town hall meetings can also give the government the opportunity to survey parents before and after they go through the curriculum, word by word, to measure how parents feel. Then if there remain any glaring parts of the sex-ed curriculum that a majority of parents object to, the government can tweak the curriculum to address the objection. Such a process would not exclude any interested parent or guardian, not the evangelical Christian, the radical Muslim, the LGBTQ parent, or any other demographic. Such a process could easily put this protest to bed as most parents, including teachers, are reasonable people who only want the best for children.

But do you think anyone will listen? I won’t hold my breath. The reply I initially got to my email with the subject line “sex-ed curriculum” was a form reply. No one even read my email. I guess there are too many. I fired back a reply saying not reading email makes Conservatives look as dismissive as Liberals so we’ll see if that gets a reply. If not, maybe I’ll phone, even though I really hate phones.
commented 2015-05-06 12:42:03 -0400
Ian Stephens, very nice thinly-veiled clever.
commented 2015-05-06 12:40:12 -0400
Garry Wood, so grumpy cat found his way here.
commented 2015-05-05 17:50:05 -0400
he grade at which children are expected to know the names of all body parts:
Ontario: Grade 1
B.C.: Kindergarten
Alberta: Kindergarten
Saskatchewan: Grade 5 (possibly earlier)
Manitoba: Kindergarten
Quebec: By 5 years old
New Brunswick: Grade 6
PEI: Grade 6
Nova Scotia: Grade 3
Newfoundland and Labrador: Grade 4
The grade at which children are introduced to the concept of sexual orientation:
Ontario: Grade 3
B.C.: Grade 6
Alberta: Unclear
Saskatchewan: Grade 3
Manitoba: Unclear
Quebec: By 5 years old
New Brunswick: Grade 8
PEI: Grade 8
Nova Scotia: Grade 3
Newfoundland and Labrador: Grade 9 (may be mentioned earlier)
The grade at which children are introduced to the concept of gender identity:
Ontario: Grade 3
B.C.: Grade 6
Alberta: Unclear
Saskatchewan: Grade 1
Manitoba: Grade 5
Quebec: Between 8 and 11 years old
New Brunswick: Grade 6
PEI: Unclear
Nova Scotia: Grade 4
Newfoundland and Labrador: Unclear
The grade at which children are told about STIs and their prevention:
Ontario: Grade 7
B.C.: Grade 6
Alberta: Grade 6
Saskatchewan: Grade 6
Manitoba: Grade 7
Quebec: Between 12-17 years old
New Brunswick: Grade 9 and 10
PEI: Grade 8 (expected to understand abstinence in Grade 7)
Nova Scotia: Between Grades 5 and 7: HIV/AIDS mentioned in Grade 5, consequences of sex in Grade 6, contraceptive methods in Grade 7
Newfoundland and Labrador: Grade 7 (HIV/AIDS mentioned in Grade 5)
The grade at which children are told about Internet safety and/or sexting:
Ontario: Grade 4
B.C.: Grade 4
Alberta: Unclear
Saskatchewan: Grade 4
Manitoba: Unclear
Quebec: Unclear, but strong focus on safety/exploitation starting in kindergarten
New Brunswick: Unclear
PEI: Unclear
Nova Scotia: Grade 8
Newfoundland and Labrador: Unclear
The grade at which children are told about birth control:
Ontario: Grade 7
B.C.: Grade 6 (unclear)
Alberta: Grade 8
Saskatchewan: Grade 9
Manitoba: Grade 7
Quebec: Between 12 and 17 years old
New Brunswick: Grade 9 and 10
PEI: Grade 8 (expected to understand abstinence in Grade 7)
Nova Scotia: Grade 7
Newfoundland and Labrador: Grade 8
The grade at which children are expected to understand consent (healthy relationships in general are discussed earlier, or the two are blurred in many provinces):
Ontario: Grade 7 (some mention in Grade 2)
B.C.: Grade 8
Alberta: Grade 8
Saskatchewan: Grade 9
Manitoba: Grade 5
Quebec: Between 10-11 years old
New Brunswick: Grade 7, emphasized in Grade 9 and 10
PEI: Grade 9
Nova Scotia: Grade 7
Newfoundland and Labrador: Grade 8
The grade at which children are told about sexual abuse:
Ontario: Grade 4
B.C.: Kindergarten
Alberta: Grade 8
Saskatchewan: Grade 3
Manitoba: Unclear
Quebec: By 5 years old
New Brunswick: Grade 8
PEI: Grade 8
Nova Scotia: Grade 5
Newfoundland and Labrador: Grade 2
commented 2015-05-05 13:55:53 -0400
“The Star indulged in a bit of editorializing, noting that “some parents seemed misinformed about what will be taught.” "

Yup, that’s typical left wing bull. Attack the protester stupid without even asking them what they do or do not know about the curriculum all because the protester disagrees with the curriculum.

It is a pattern of the left, attack the messenger, but do not address or refute the message. That is probably because they cannot refute the complaints about the curriculum and can only resort to call the protester homophobic or some other insult.
commented 2015-05-05 13:36:48 -0400
Sorry, I didn’t review the rules before flagging. Thought it was to post a reply
commented 2015-05-05 11:29:13 -0400
And yet, they elected Wynne, as they elected Redford in Alberta, and other situations to be sure. It seems the whole country needs a serious investigation into election interference by big biased pro-liberal/leftist media and unions. Democratic process seems to have been undermined in too many instances by these too-powerful, severely unethical organizations.
commented 2015-05-05 11:05:48 -0400
yes childish and defiant. Well said Tara
commented 2015-05-05 10:43:32 -0400
so repetitive and predictable, the left is. If people disagree, they’ll just find some adjective to use, that they think fits the reason why ANYONE would dare to not see as they do. Homophobic, misinformed, confused and uninformed are a few….. Yeah, instead of dealing with an issue, resort to tactics one would use in childhood. Arrogance does strange things to people it seems……
commented 2015-05-05 10:31:39 -0400
When you guys talk about the curriculum, it would be great if you could link to the relevant texts to give us better ammunition as parents. Maybe I’m not looking for the right code words, but I can’t find “gender fluidity” anywhere in the curriculum1 or on the Ministry of Education website2. The Grade 3 curriculum has some “everyone is special” BS, but no mention of changing genders. I see the discussion of acceptance and understanding of “transgender” and “two-spirited” at Grade 8, though, but no “third gender” in Grade 1. Brian, please share with us this discussion of gender fluidity at Grade 3 so I can prove to my lefty friends that this curriculum goes too far.

1 http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/health1to8.pdf
2 http://www.google.ca/search?q=site:edu.gov.on.ca+%22gender+fluidity%22
commented 2015-05-05 10:15:05 -0400
I don’t why anyone would send kids to school at all, until Wynne stops this nonsense!! Kids develop differently at different stages in life. That’s not something to mess with.