The announcement was expected.
Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government announced Wednesday that the province’s sex-ed curriculum, updated in 2015, will be replaced. In the mean time, the old curriculum — a version from 1998 — will be taught to kids.
Doug Ford campaigned on a promise to scrap the revamped curriculum, which included new classroom discussions on topics including consent, same-sex marriages, online bullying, and sexting.
They’re examples of conversations that have become mainstream in the last 20 years — but they won’t be reflected in the Ontario curriculum when students head back to school in September.
Twenty years. A lot has happened in that time.
1998: Sam Oosterhoff celebrated his 1st birthday
And now the Tory MPP is Ontario’s new parliamentary assistant to the minister of education.
1999: Ricky Martin embarks on a successful solo career
2000: People realize the Y2K bug, aka Millennium Bug, was NBD
The world survives with its computer networks intact.
2001: Destiny’s Child drops “Bootylicious”
2002: “The Osbournes” premiered on MTV
You can thank the “Prince of Darkness” for ushering in a new age of reality TV.
2003: Mark Zuckerberg launches Facemash
Facemash was the precursor to Facebook that allowed users to rate a same-sex lineup of people on their attractiveness.
2004: “The Apprentice” premieres on ABC
2005: Canada legalizes same-sex marriage
The Civil Marriage Act became law on July 20, 2005, making Canada the first country outside Europe to legalize same-sex marriage.
2006: Astronomers strip Pluto’s “planet” status
Your planetary ruse was up, Pluto.
2007: Apple releases its first-generation iPhone
The U.K. released a report the same year, warning that the number of children victimized by cyberbullying doubled in year.
2008: Canadian release of the iPhone
Rogers becomes the first telecom provider to carry the new smartphone.
2009: Study suggests 59 per cent of Ontario teens have had sex
A study commissioned by Planned Parenthood and three Ontario universities recommended educators create a “school environment and …read more
Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada Music