Rolling back sex-ed curriculum ‘irresponsible, reckless,’ teachers union president says

The union representing Ontario’s public elementary school teachers “strongly denounces” Doug Ford’s vow to revert to the 1998 sex-ed curriculum, calling the move “irresponsible” and saying it will “vigorously defend” any teacher who sticks with the 2015 lesson plan. At the annual meeting of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, members were told Monday to […]

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District school boards seek clarity on Ontario sex-ed curriculum

While not coming down against the government’s plans in regards to changing the sexual education curriculum, two local boards joined others across Ontario in calling for more information. In the government’s speech from the throne, it announced the 2014 human development and sexual health curriculum would no longer be taught in Ontario schools and that […]

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Statement on the Repeal of the Health and Physical Education Curriculum

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) expresses great disappointment with the government’s decision to revert to the outdated Health and Physical Education curriculum. Prior to the introduction of the revised curriculum in 2015, the most recent update took place in 1998. This was a time before smartphones, social media, and progress in the understanding […]

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OECTA Waterloo Endorses Local Candidates

OECTA Waterloo Endorses Local Candidates As teachers in Catholic schools we have always supported progressive candidates who will champion the issues that are relevant not only to us, but to our broader community as well; candidates who will promote and improve the publicly funded Catholic education system, respect workers’ rights, and enhance the common good. […]

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