Status quo on sex education in Ontario
April 23, 2010 Leave a comment
As of Thursday morning I’d planned on writing this post as an applause to the McGuinty government for revamping the sex education curriculum in schools; now not so much.
If you’re out of the loop, the planned curriculum called for sex education to begin in grade one, where kids would learn basics like body parts. As they got older they’d learn about sexual orientation and eventually other, more detailed sexually oriented topics.
I came home last night to find out the Ontario Liberals have decided to table the plan for the time being after receiving backlash from religious groups. Way to back down to pressure McGuinty! It’s a shame that they’ve passed up a real chance to teach kids something useful at a young age. I never would’ve imagined a government willing to do something like this; I guess it was too good to be true.
A funny thing about this is the Liberal flip flop has those applauding the original plan now grumbling in anger. According to the Globe (linked above), the whole curriculum change was under the radar until one person complained – that says most people were either okay or indifferent about the changes.
In addition to all this, a National Post blog post says those leading the charge against changes claim the new curriculum was “part of a larger political agenda to make homosexuality more acceptable to society and to influence young children to “practise” homosexuality.” These are the people influencing our government’s decisions.
What are your thoughts on the original plan to change the curriculum, and then the flip flop by the Ontario Liberals?