Sex Ed in the News

Sex Ed in the News

Toronto Public School Forced to Offer ‘Sanitized’ Version of Sex Ed

Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto, Canada has begun offering a “sanitized” version of Ontario’s sex ed curriculum to first graders, as a way to stop parents from pulling their children out of class. This move comes into response to controversy over the existing curriculum, over which hundreds of parents protested, pulling their children from class because they felt the curriculum wasn’t appropriate for young children.

School Boards in Canada Begin Their Roll-Out of Controversial Sex Ed Curricula

Though there was an initial uproar from parents when Canada’s Ministry of Education announced changes to the health and physical education curriculum, the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board have managed to roll out new sex ed curricula with a minimum of exemption and accommodation requests.

Protesters in Omaha Speak Out Against New Sex Ed Curricula

Meanwhile, in Omaha, Nebraska, Omaha Public Schools felt the backlash against a comprehensive sex ed curriculum they recently purchased, though school board members insist they “solicited and received input from the community throughout the entire process.” Parents can also choose to opt their children out of the curriculum entirely. Despite opposition from parents, the Board approved the new sex ed textbooks by unanimous vote on Monday.