Apr 14, 2015
By Bob Komsic
Many of the protesters who gathered on the front lawn of the legislature this morning were parents.
One mother says ”it’s too early (for young children) to learn about these things”.
Holding signs calling the revised curriculum irresponsible, they’re complaining they were not properly consulted.
Under the changes, Grade 3 students will learn about same-sex relationships, kids in Grades 4 and up will learn more about the dangers of online bullying while the dangers of sexting will come in Grade 7.
The curriculum was last updated in 1998.
That’s when Benjamin Levin was deputy education minister and involved with developing the new curriculum.
He’s in the second day of a sentencing hearing after pleading guilty to three counts of child pornography.