Ford Gov’t Focusing more on Math than Sex Ed in Ontario – by Jamie Gilcig 082918

Cornwall Ontario – The Ford government just issued a release outlining the failings of our educational system which seemed to focus more on Sex Ed than Math.   It seems that many would have our education system replace parenthood (although in far too many circumstances you can’t blame them) than simply teach our kids the importance of reading, comprehending, communicating, and counting.

The question is if this first step is a big step or something we need more investment in.  Under the Wynne and Liberal governments essentially public dollars were ransomed off for union support which led to dumber kids with less resources and runaway teacher salaries.  (just google compare salaries to Quebec and other regions of Canada)

In fact maybe it’s time for more Ontario teachers to focus on teaching our kids rather than politics and massive pension funds filled by the public purse?

The bees and the birds are important, but math is more important, especially for those special single mommies who seem to pump out babies as an occupation,  and then those poor offspring get worse educations generation after generation.

From the release:

Today, Education Minister, the Honourable Lisa Thompson, issued the following statement on the provincial EQAO results:

“The EQAO assessment results released today prove once again that we must do better with respect to students’ math performance in Ontario.

For the last five years, we have seen an overall decline in EQAO math scores. Half of Ontario’s Grade 6 students have failed to meet the provincial standard for math. And by the time our students get to Grade 9, more than half of them taking the applied math courses are failing to make the grade.

This is unacceptable. The previous government used our children’s classrooms to test a failed experimental curriculum called “Discovery Math”. As promised, our government has already made changes to bring back proven methods of teaching that work.

Yesterday, we released a new teacher’s guide and parent fact sheet that will help both teachers and parents focus student learning on traditional formulas and memorization techniques.

We’ve also announced that we are refocusing $55 million in existing math investments to district school boards. This funding will support math facilitators and leads at the school board and school levels, as well as provide release-time for our teachers to participate in training and learning focused on the fundamentals of math.

Although our government has already started to take the necessary steps to improve our children’s understanding of fundamental math, we look forward to hearing from parents and educators this September as we engage in unprecedented provincewide public consultations. These consultations will cover a variety of topics that will help inform changes to the mathematics curriculum. We look forward to sharing more detailed information on the consultation process in the coming weeks.

Our government believes that by getting back to the basics we’re ensuring our students are leaders in math education once again. We are committed to ensuring students have the skills they need to be successful in their future.”

What do you think dear CFN viewers?  You can post your comments below.


  1. Ford is the man that makes much better sense. School is not for teaching mighty weird sex acts at all and it is for the teaching of math, spelling and writing skills and science and such things but not the queers and such that makes some people take their lives. None of this garbage existed in my day and we were and are more normal than most people today.

  2. Couple years ago my high school daughter was in grade 7 at the time, and it was announced that cursive writing was no longer going to be taught in elementary school. A few years later in was reintroduced. Another example of our kids being experimented with, and we as parents have zero say in our childrens public education. I’m with Ford and his agenda with education. Can’t be worse than Wynn.

  3. An educated public wouldn’t have elected vulgar buffoon Ford; the self-centred bullshyter and longtime confederate of Rob Ford — willingly stupid or woefully complicit — cared nothing about the public good, only his personal popularity and electability.
    What good is crap buck-a-beer if real brewers go broke?
    How about buck-a-litre gas and see a refiners’ conspiracy broken instead?

  4. Simon nailed it. Couldn’t the Cons find a better leader than this knuckle-dragging buffoon?

  5. It’s not fair to anyone when you don’t even give an elected official a chance to prove themselves. Us working poor are tired of hydro execs and their HUGE salaries and bonuses telling us we need to pay more. We can’t always be told to pay more for everything, then not get excited about a promise to put $ back in our pockets. All yous have to add is name calling? Typical liberals.

  6. So I guess Simon and Furtz were happy with Wynne!!

  7. Hugger, you don’t have to be be happy with Wynne to know that Ford is an ass. He and his idiot brother proved over and over that that were self centered fools while they were on Toronto Council. A total embarrassment, they were.

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    And yet so far Premier Ford is doing a much better job than Wynne did Furtz ol chum…

  9. That’s a pretty low bar, Jamie. Has he cut funding for the CBC yet? He said he would if elected.

  10. He’s been in office a little over 2 months. McGuinty and McGuinty Jr (Wynne) had over ten years to destroy Ontario. How about we give Ford and the party a little longer before we crucify them?

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    Furtz are you expecting perfection? Honestly, my dead cat would be preferred to Wynne. If Doug messes up voters will turf him next election if his own party doesn’t cannibalize him as they did Patrick Brown.

  12. Nobody expects perfection… just a leader who isn’t a total asshat.

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    But that’s a matter of perception Furtz. One person’s asshat is another’s hero…

  14. Yes Jamie your deceased cat would win for sure over Winnie and that is the truth. Ontario is the most indebted province in Canada and nothing to show for it because of Winnie. Canada itself is in very big trouble financially and economically. There is big trouble ahead and it is going to take someone who is fiscally responsible with the reigns. Very hard times are coming.

  15. Dug is a yuge Trump fan.. no surprise there. He said he would have voted for him if he could have. And he’s totally opposed to harm reduction re people addicted to drugs. He’d rather see addicts die in back alleys than have them in a safe place where they can be directed to help and rehabilitation. Very strange considering his idiot brother had serious addiction problems.

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    Furtz even if I agreed with everything in your statement, which I don’t necessarily, he’s still ahead of Wynne. Politics sometimes is deciding whether your poisoned or stabbed, metaphorically. Sometimes it’s simply about picking the best of the worst.

  17. He can’t cut funding to something Ontario doesn’t fund.

  18. Exactly, Hugger. That’s how brilliant he is.

  19. If the government at both the federal as well as provincial told the people the real truth about how indebted we are you would all be on Parliament Hill with pitchforks in hand as well as in Toronto’s Parliament as well and throw them out of office literally. I worked for Revenue Canada and I know that the figures were fake to the people. Two sets of books are held one for the sheeple and real.

  20. Expressions like the “birds and bees” undermine the importance of literacy, which is critically linked to maths and sciences. And Jules’ imaginings about “weird sex acts” is exactly what keeps people unhealthy and in the dark ages. It’s the 21st century. Time to allow children to grow up healthy, informed, confident and literate.

  21. Jules…..arrggghhhh!!!!!

    MaryAnne Pankhurst…exactly. And ‘dark ages’ is being kind.

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