March For Education
In an effective backlash against the #MeToo and gay #Pride movements, Doug Ford today announced that he is trashing the updated, well-researched 2015 Sex Ed Curriculum and replace it with the previous 1998 curriculum. Ford also CANCELLED Plans to update the curriculum with Indigenous Content. This is an unprecedented assault on students' right to a fair and up to date education and is a deliberate insult to the LGBTQ+ and Indigenous communities of Ontario.
This decision effectively PREVENTS teachers from teaching about CONSENT, Online Bullying and Sexting, Same-Sex Marriage and Gender Identity. These are issues that can affect the LIFE AND DEATH of students across the province and need to be addressed. Instead, the old 1998 curriculum is older than any student that currently attends school in Ontario and existed well before the smartphone, personal laptop and internet age.
Doug Ford also plans to prevent Indigenous content from being written into the education curriculum. While the rest of Canada works towards truth and reconciliation to the right the wrongs of the past and education our children for the future, Doug frankly couldn't care less for our Indigenous people.
We must demand that the 2015 Sex Ed curriculum be restored and the curriculum be rewritten as previously planned to include Indigenous Content. We must stop the Ford government from trampling on the education of our students and insulting and degrading communities across the Province. Join us for a March for our Education on Saturday, July 21st on the lawn of Queen's Park at 11am to 3pm as we show Ford that his actions are unacceptable and make our voices heard