Province seeks public input regarding education



By Tammy Schneider


The government of Ontario wants thoughts, concerns and feedback on the education system.


The online survey, which should be submitted by Dec. 15, focuses on the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, skilled trades, standardized testing, teaching students life skills (including financial literacy) and managing the use of technology in the classroom.


The topic of the health education curriculum is being broached, and will include mental and sexual health, age appropriate information and cannabis. These topics fall under the umbrella of health and physical education curriculum.


As well, a Parents’ Bill of Rights is being developed for the first time.


Instructions on how to participate can be found on the website at Those wishing to take part can download a submission form, directly email feedback or fill out the online survey.


Participants are also encouraged to express concerns about the current curriculum, separate issues of concern or to share positive stories about educators.