While there is increasing recognition and acceptance of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions (SOGIE), the subject of SOGI education in schools remains deeply divisive. Some argue that these topics are essential, others disagree, and yet others deny that such subjects are even included in the educational curriculum at all.
Ignoring the Facts
The argument that SOGI topics are not included in the curriculum simply doesn’t hold water. Various provinces and countries have already integrated SOGI education into school programs. By refusing to acknowledge this, we not only encourage this curriculum to progress and flourish, but also send a message to our young people that their education is solely up to the schools, diminishing the roles of parents..
Why Deniability is Harmful
Denying the existence of SOGI education creates an environment where it can flourish, and students may not receive the education they need. This can have long-term impacts on the mental health and well-being of students.
The Importance of SOGI Education
SOGI education is very much about pushing an agenda; we need to promote an environment where all students can receive practical education. It is about providing them the tools they need to navigate the world more securely and confidently.
Time to Move Forward
It’s time we face the facts and acknowledge that SOGI education is a part of modern curricula. Deniability doesn’t serve anyone; it only serves to deepen divisions and allow progress to be made by those pushing their own agendas. Let’s commit to making our schools places where all students can receive an education, not indoctrination