Jocelyn - posted on 06/02/2009 ( 235 moms have responded )
I cannot BELIEVE that they passed this god awful bill!
for those of you who don't know, in Canada, this bill was passed yesterday, and it gives parents the right to pull their kids out of class (for a day or more) if there are going to be any discussions involving religion, or sexual topics. the teachers must send out written notice to the parents, or the parents are allowed to file a human rights complaint on the teacher.
i know for me, i will never excuse my kids from class if the topic is going to be "touchy". there are things that imo you NEED to learn about, like evolution, and sex ed, regardless of your religion or whatnot. in order for your kids to make their own decisions in life, they need to be exposed to everything! and what better place than in a classroom, where they can have intellectual debates?!
i can see where they are coming from, when they drafted this bill, giving parents the right to "choose" but i think it should be under Schools Acts instead of Human rights.
and i think if ANYONE has a choice, it should be the kids choice what they care to learn about.
where do you moms stand on this bill?