Ontario government launches education consultation

Parents who want to have a say in what their children are taught in school now have a chance.

According to the consultation's website, officials will focus on seven key areas:

1. Improving student performance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
2. Preparing students with needed job skills, such as skilled trades and coding
3. Improving provincial standardized testing
4. Ensuring students graduate with important life skills, including financial literacy
5. Managing the use of technology in classrooms, such as cell phones
6. Building a new age-appropriate Health and Physical Education curriculum that includes subjects like mental health, sexual health education and the legalization of cannabis
7. Developing the first-ever Parents’ Bill of Rights

An online submission form is now available with an online survey and telephone town hall to follow.

The consultation ends on December 15, 2018.

Parents, students, organizations, and interested individuals are encouraged to make their voices heard.