The Worst Part Of Doug Ford's Sex Ed Snitch Line Is His Glaring Hypocrisy - 2018-08-28
It's hard to pin down what, exactly, is the worst part of the Ontario government's decision to roll the clock back on sex ed in our classrooms.
Is it the fact that the word "transgender" now only appears once—as part of a rather broad definition of homophobia—in the newest version of the provincial health and physical education curriculum for students as old as 14?
Maybe it's the part where, instead of teaching principles and equity and acceptance, the updated document treats homophobia as just another reason kids may bully each other. The new document fails our students because it fails to teach kids as old as 14 that who they are is accepted. It fails our kids because about half of LGBTQ youth in this country have contemplated suicide. In case the stats don't strike you, perhaps the story of Jamel Myles will. The nine-year-old Denver boy killed himself this week after coming out to his classmates and suffering relentless bullying.