From SaltShakers 4-3-16
"Following extensive coverage, and concern expressed by MPs, commentators and groups like us, the federal government has ordered a review of the controversial Safe Schools Coalition and their curriculum material.
In Victoria, the Safe Schools Coalition receives funding from the Victorian government. It initially started in 2010 as a project of the Rainbow Network, which is part of Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria.
Premier Daniel Andrews and Education Minister James Merlino have decreed that the ‘Safe Schools Coalition’ program will be COMPULSORY in ALL Victorian state secondary schools by 2018. In this year’s Budget, they have given $1 million to the Safe Schools Coalition (source).
Given what we know about the program – and the new Year 7 ‘All of Us’ curriculum, NOW is the time to ask that the program be cancelled and that a genuine anti-bullying program, that deals with bullying for ANY REASON, be promoted instead.
If you haven’t had a look at the actual ‘All of Us’ curriculum’, click here to read it and see why we should be concerned (here for overview webpage) – and click here to read our Briefing.
Ø This week former PMs John Howard and Tony Abbott have criticised the program and curriculum. Mr Abbott called it ‘social engineering’.
Ø Merv Bendle has an excellent article on the SSCA and the Marxist philosophy of founder Roz Ward in Quadrant:
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