Results for - Alberta's Bill 10
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The provincial government in Alberta has recently passed Bill 10, with an accompanying set of Guidelines, that is intended to prevent bullying and protect the rights of LGQBT students. However, many Albertans are concerned that it may actually create new problems.
1. Under Bill 10, teachers and school administrators must assist in establishing/hosting a GSA if requested by any student at the school. Bill 10 applies to public schools, religious schools (Catholic, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc.), independent schools, charter and alternative schools and home-schools, regardless of whether they receive full, partial or no government funding. Do you think this impinges on the rights of parents to have their children educated in a school environment that follows their personal moral/religious ideology?
2. Further, parents do not have the right to be notified if their child joins or attends a GSA. Do you agree with this provision?
3. Every Alberta student, teacher and parent, male and female alike, now has the right to use the washroom/change room based on the gender he/she self-identifies as, rather than the one that matches their biology. Do you think this increases the potential for sexual abuse and assault in schools?
4. Do you think that allowing students to join the sports team based on the gender they self-identify as, rather than the one that correlates with their biological gender, may create problems? (i.e a boy who identifies as a girl may be biologically stronger and faster than the other girls on the team, leading to accusations of unfair plays)
5. Do you think that a child who struggles with gender identity, or who feels confused about sexual orientation, requires a coordinated approach between school, parents and possibly health professionals?