Edmonton students walk out of school to protest UCP education policies

 | 
05/01/2019

Chanting, “We have voices” and clutching signs reading “GSAs save kids,” more than 100 students walked out of Victoria School of the Arts Friday morning to protest the new Alberta government’s planned education changes. The protesters oppose the United Conservative Party’s intention to proclaim the Education Act, a move that would overwrite additional protections for LGBTQ students and staff the former NDP government added to the School Act in 2017. The Victoria School protest was one of many planned across Alberta Friday morning. The NDP’s changes, called Bill 24, forbid school staff from revealing whether students attend gay-straight alliance club meetings. Bill 24 also requires private schools to create and publicly post student codes of conduct and policies that outline the human rights of students and staff.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/24/2024
06/23/2024
House Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar has called for a stop to the continuing discrimination against members of the LGBTQIA+ community. During …
Added on: 06/24/2024
06/23/2024
We always knew Oscar-nominated actress, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, was a queen. But it wasn’t until 2022 that we learned Ellis-Taylor was a bisexual queen. Two years …
Added on: 06/24/2024
06/23/2024
The US ambassador in Budapest has accused the government of Hungary’s far-right prime minister, Viktor Orbán, of using a “machinery of fear” to launch …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 06/21/2024
WINDHOEK, June 21 (Reuters) – A high court in Namibia declared two colonial-era laws that criminalised same-sex acts between men unconstitutional on Friday, in …
Added on: 06/19/2024
An alleged gay, identified as “Junior”, has been mercilessly beaten for allegedly attempting to have a sexual affair with a young man in Assin …
Added on: 06/18/2024
Barely two weeks after Constant Mutamba took office as Justice Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, he ordered public prosecutors to prosecute homosexuals …