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Are we trapped in the modern high school forever?

The late modern high school setting, especially in large-urban areas, could be seen as one of the central conceptual structures determining society today. For most of the more decent and reflective people – regardless of the nominal provenance of their outlooks – it is frequently a hellish environment. Indeed, one may ask if we are trapped in the modern high school – and its various societal and media extensions – for the rest of our lives? It may be argued that ... (Continue reading)

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CLC seeks pro-life trustee candidates

Campaign Life Coalition is running advertisements in the Catholic Register and The Interim “calling all pro-lifers” to “consider running in the 2014 Ontario public and Catholic school board trustee elections.” The push to recruit candidates is a response to amped up sexual education in the schools and CLC is looking for knowledgeable and articulate individuals who can counter the government’s aggressive push of a new sexual ethics. Jack Fonseca, project manager for CLC, told The Interim school board elections are an ... (Continue reading)

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Public health board provides graphic sex resources for teachers

Public health board provides graphic sex resources for teachers

Editor’s Note: This story contains graphic content.  Toronto’s public health agency developed graphic sex education resources to assist teachers in delivering Ontario’s health and physical education curriculum, The Interim has discovered. Toronto Public Health’s website contains three sets of lesson plans: Teaching Puberty: You Can Do It! for Grades 5 to 6, Grade 7/8 Sexual Health Curriculum, and High School Sexual Health Curriculum for grades 9 to12. There ... (Continue reading)

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Studies cast doubt on benefits of full-day kindergarten

The Ontario government has released the results of reports completed more than a year ago showing that the impact of its $1.5 billion per year full-day kindergarten program is mixed. Whatever benefits children gain are likely to fade as they get older. In 2010, Ontario’s Liberal government began rolling out a program for full-day kindergarten in the province, a plan that will be completed in 2014. The first studies of educational and social outcomes from the first three years of the ... (Continue reading)

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National homeschool pro-life network launched

A national pro-life club for homeschoolers has been started by two homeschooled students in affiliation with Student Life Link and Toronto Right to Life. The co-founders are Alexandra Jezierski, organizer of the Letters4Life campaign in support of Motion 312 and 2013 summer student at The Interim, as well as Sarah Blake, a youth board member of Toronto Right to Life. The Homeschool Pro-Life Action Network, launched at Toronto Right to Life’s annual general meeting on Nov. 1, connects homeschoolers online using ... (Continue reading)

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Teacher resources push gay agenda

Teacher resources push gay agenda

A teacher resource uncovered by the Toronto Sun that suggests teachers change the names of Mother’s and Father’s Day is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of political correctness when it comes to homosexualist propaganda being foisted upon Ontario schools. The Social Justice Begins With Me program, a “literature-based resource kit for early years to Grade 8” is intended to expand upon We’re Erasing Prejudice for Good ... (Continue reading)

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Opposition Tories demand Manitoba define ‘bullying’ in new bill

Opposition Tories demand Manitoba define ‘bullying’ in new bill

Manitoba PC leader Brian Pallister described Provincial Bill 18 as 'dangerous.' The Official Opposition in Manitoba is calling for clarifying amendments and a judicial review of the province’s contentious anti-bullying bill before it comes to a vote. “It should be referred to the Manitoba Court of Appeal for their opinion, so we don’t have it tied up in costly litigation,”” said ... (Continue reading)

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School enrolment in steady decline

School enrolment in steady decline

A school board in Windsor has laid off 90 teachers due to declining enrolment and financial difficulties. Faced with an almost $18-million deficit, the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board will be welcoming only 1,000 junior kindergarten students after 2,400 graduated from high school last June. Board supervisor Norbert Hartmann noted in an April report that half of the board’s 38 schools were “underutilized,” meaning that less than 85 per cent ... (Continue reading)

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Trustee Michael Doyle fought against UNICEF in Catholic schools

Trustee Michael Doyle fought against UNICEF in Catholic schools

Michael Doyle fought to uphold pro-life principles in Toronto Catholic schools. The oldest of seven brothers, Michael Doyle passed away peacefully on July 27, 2013, after losing a battle with cancer. Born and raised in Dundrum, Ireland, Michael, and his wife Anita, immigrated to Toronto in 1968. In addition to being a husband, father of four and grand-father of six, ... (Continue reading)

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Homeschooled pro-life activists

Homeschooled pro-life activists

Lexi Jezierski, a homeschooled high school student, is active in pro-life and wants others to be, too. The homeschooled generation that many in society has labeled unprepared to face the world, anti-social, shy, and awkward, are rising up to battle the greatest injustice our country has ever faced. Well-spoken, passionate, confident, and ready to ... (Continue reading)

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How to equip high school students to be pro-life and pro-active

How to equip high school students to be pro-life and pro-active

In 2012, the Social Justice Council at St. Theresa of Lisieux High School in Richmond Hill, Ont., hosted a pro-life symposium for students at their school. Every tragedy has its bystanders; those who believe what is happening is wrong, but don’t try to defend the ... (Continue reading)

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Calls to liberalize sex ed in Ontario amid sex controversies within system

Calls to liberalize sex ed in Ontario amid sex controversies within system

Editor’s Note: There is sexually explicit content in this story. ... (Continue reading)

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Report slams Manitoba’s Bill 18

The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada issued an analysis criticizing Manitoba’s proposed anti-bullying legislation. Falling Short: Manitoba’s Bill 18, The Safe and Inclusive Schools Act argues that the bill violates religious and parental freedoms and will lead to years of costly lawsuits. Bill 18 amends The Public Schools Act with measures targeting bullying and promoting diversity. It provides a definition of bullying, mandates that schools create “respect for human diversity” and social media and internet use policies, and imposes a change to ... (Continue reading)

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A quarter century of Straight Talk

A quarter century of Straight Talk

Beverly Hadland has being bringing abstinence message to schools for 25 years Beverly Hadland Straight Talk, a charity geared towards promoting authentic love and abstinence, is turning 25 this year. The head and founder Beverly Hadland was inspired to spread this message into high schools by her own experiences. A feminist in her youth and raised by a single mother, Hadland had had two abortions and lived for ... (Continue reading)

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C-279 passes

In a 149-137 vote, C-279, a private member’s bill that would add amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and hate crimes law by adding gender identity and gender expression to the specially protected classes of people, passed Parliament on March 20 and will now move to the Senate. In 2011, a previous version of the bill passed the House but died in the Senate when the federal election was called. All NDP, Liberals, Bloc Quebecois members, and Green Party MP Elizabeth ... (Continue reading)

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