Monday, June 27, 2011

Curriculum exemptions poorly understood says CCRL director

Parents clash in Burnaby over teachings on homosexuality
Ministry directives misleading says Sean Murphy

The Catholic Civil Rights League is telling parents with children in public schools that the "real policy" of the Education Ministry is to accommodate alternative curriculum delivery in all subjects.

Murphy said the Education Ministry and the Ministry of the Attorney General are being "less than candid" with schools on the issue. If any materials suggest the moral acceptability of same-sex conduct and relationships, all parents such as the group in Burnaby who are against teaching that homosexuality is a viable lifestyle, have the right for their children to be offered alternative teaching.

Teachers and principals who have been misled on the Education Ministry's policy on providing "common-sense accommodation similar to the policy on animal dissection" may find themselves open to litigation, Murphy warned.

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