TDSB calendar shocks 6-year-old's dad

Perhaps another point to be made is why is there so much politically correct recognition of so many obscure celebrations that have nothing directly to do with what should be going on in the classroom?

A page from a TDSB day planner sent home with a Grade 1 student highlights International Day of Zero-Tolerance on Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation on Feb. 7.

This Toronto dad is just not ready to explain to his first-grade son about transgender people, prostitutes, AIDS or female genital mutilation.

So one can imagine his shock when he found these issues listed as special days of recognition in his son’s Toronto District School Board 2011-12 daily planner.

“I was looking through this thing and was shocked by the kind of days they are marking as ‘days of significance,’” he said.

The first one that jumped out at him, under a headline that said “equitable and inclusive,” was Nov. 19’s Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Then came Dec. 1’s World AIDS Day, followed by Dec. 17’s International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. There was also Feb. 7’s International Day of Zero-Tolerance on Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation and Feb. 12’s International Sexual and Reproductive Health Day.


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