The Ontario Conservative party is planning to repeal our progressive sexual education curriculum in September of this year. This cannot be allowed to happen.
The current curriculum, introduced after a lengthy and long-overdue consultation process with thousands of parents and educators, covered essential topics like same-sex marriage, gender identity, online safety, and consent. It was widely hailed as a huge step forward for gay rights, sexual health, and education as a whole. Under this new curriculum, info has been provided that can reduce teen pregnancy rates, tolerance has increased, and our children are more prepared for a healthy and educated future than ever before.
Under the Conservatives' new plan, this could all change. All of the topics I mentioned before will be either seriously revised or removed altogether. This will be catastrophic for the future of our province.
In more ways than one, I grew up with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Both my parents are teachers, and I grew up hearing stories about his classroom. The saddest of these stories were the ones he'd tell about girls at his school showing up pregnant to their grade six graduations. This happened multiple times before the curriculum change of 2015. The fact is, our children need sex-ed and there's nobody better to provide it than trained, educated professionals working with a curriculum created and intensely examined by experts.
Don't let the conservative party take away the education that our province so badly needs. Please sign and share this petition.
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