Doug Ford wants parents to snitch on teachers who stick with 2015 sex ed curriculum - 2018-08-22
Ford made sex ed an election issue, vowing to overhaul it and swiftly took action once he assumed office. That triggered its own backlash from parents and teachers who denounced the dangers of returning to lesson plans that predate social media, and the legalization of same sex marriage, and that they warned would not properly equip children. Some educators went so far as to preserve the Liberal curriculum content by posting videos online that parents could show their children in lieu of classes.
This has all been triggered by opposition to the previous Liberal government's modernized 2015 sex ed curriculum, which was viewed by some socially conservative parents as introducing content that wasn't age appropriate to children who were too young for it.
Ontario will embark on public consultations this fall that will review a host of issues, including how to build a "new age-appropriate Health and Physical Education curriculum that includes subjects like mental health, sex-ed, and legalization of cannabis." It will also examine ways to improve student performance in science, technology, engineering and math, issues around financial literacy, standardized testing, and cellphone use in classrooms.