An Ontario human rights tribunal has heard that senior staff warned Education Minister Lisa Thompson that the new sex-education curriculum imposed by the Conservative government would be regarded as “outdated” and “not serving the needs of today’s students,” according to a story in the Toronto Star.
Assistant Deputy Ministers Martyn Beckett and Denys Giguère warned in a memo last July that “some school boards have voiced their concern with utilizing sexual-health expectations from 1998.”
Beckett also said teachers could continue to use the existing curriculum as a resource.
“Teachers have the ability to use their professional judgment … in how they wish to develop their lesson,” he testified at the hearing.
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