Ontario High School Students Take to Protests Against Ford Government
THUNDER BAY – High school students from across Ontario walked out of their classrooms today to protest cuts being made by the Ontario Government.
The students are protesting the changes to the sex education curriculum and the lack of progress on the inclusion of Indigenous issues into the curriculum in Ontario classrooms. This summer a planned workshop to update and revise the Indigenous Education curriculum was canceled by the Education Department.
In Thunder Bay, Superior Collegiate students walked out of their classrooms to protest outside of the school.
“We the students do not consent” protests have been going on at schools across Ontario. Students are looking to voice their opposition to the cancellation of curriculum writing sessions designed to fulfil the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to add to Ontario’s education mandate the issues of Indigenous Residential Schools.
At the time of this posting, it is unknown if the protests are planned to continue next week.