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Toronto black school approved

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posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 10:27 AM
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Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck

Well, this is coming from the grass roots...look it up before you rant. Further...what does the quote read? "Tis better to light one candle than to curse the darkness".

And frankly, your suggestion didn't work. This is the other option.


I'm speaking more from a community sense or lack thereof not from the school and/or teachers themselves. Select members of the community may have spoken but no doubt the school board saw this is an opportunity to further their tarnished image. My suggestion isn't a one stop shop solution, its a way of life. The home front is essential to proper upbringing and that, imo, is severely lacking in most of these cases. On the subject of quotes "Ignorance is bliss' comes to mind.

brill




posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 11:09 AM
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Your right segregation is segregation but they are the ones who are asking for it. Its no different here in America where you have Black Universities and Black TV channels, Black College funds so on and so forth. I stand by my position that I dont think the school will change anything it has to be done at home but if this is what they think will work to better the black stance in society please by all means do it cause I want the blacks to succeed just like everyone else but I as a white man am sick of being blamed for the problems in the black community.



posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 11:53 AM
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Originally posted by brill

I'm speaking more from a community sense or lack thereof not from the school and/or teachers themselves. The home front is essential to proper upbringing and that, imo, is severely lacking in most of these cases.


True...but the thing is you can't legislate good parenting, and you can't legislate listening to your folks and community (rather than your peers or media ie glorification of thug culture).

What you can do is provide an environment that is especially conducive to at-risk pupils. I question the necessity...my kid is suburban, white intellectually gifted...so I can't say I'm an expert on Black youth. But when the parents ask for this help...knowing that the first word that comes to mind is segregation...I think we ought to give it a chance. This debate, incidently, has been going on for a while now, and has only just come to some sort of resolution.



posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 12:32 PM
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Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
True...but the thing is you can't legislate good parenting, and you can't legislate listening to your folks and community

What you can do is provide an environment that is especially conducive to at-risk pupils. I question the necessity...my kid is suburban, white intellectually gifted...so I can't say I'm an expert on Black youth. But when the parents ask for this help...knowing that the first word that comes to mind is segregation...I think we ought to give it a chance. This debate, incidently, has been going on for a while now, and has only just come to some sort of resolution.


No you can't thats true but when this project fails, and it will, what then. Who is left to blame? I think the educational system, although not perfect, has churned out tens of thousands of success stories. There will always be those who just can't cut it and thats an accepted fact. To cater to a particular minority that has so many other extended community issues is just plain wrong. Where does it end? What happens if Oriental students feel that because they are gifted that the traditional white schools are slowing them down? If this is going to happen then it should be privatized and not using my tax dollars to further some backwards agenda. I'm all for helping those who need it but not with this approach.

To add your absolutely right that good parenting can't be legislated but I don't see much being done from this respective community to facilitate positive change.

brill



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posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 01:30 PM
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Originally posted by brill ....but when this project fails, and it will, what then. Who is left to blame?

Then you can say that they tried it in Toronto, and it didn't work. But in the meanwhile, I'd suggest you pay attention to the programme as an effort to tackle an ongoing problem. One thing is guaranteed, though...you never accomplish anything by sitting back and telling others "That will never work." And if, indeed, you have a better idea, I encourage you to inform the Toronto District Board of Education...and get back to us all with their response, eh?



posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck

Then you can say that they tried it in Toronto, and it didn't work. But in the meanwhile, I'd suggest you pay attention to the programme as an effort to tackle an ongoing problem. One thing is guaranteed, though...you never accomplish anything by sitting back and telling others "That will never work." And if, indeed, you have a better idea, I encourage you to inform the Toronto District Board of Education...and get back to us all with their response, eh?


All I'm saying is that there are deeper problems here that I don't think will be fully addressed with this approach. Is there a clear solution, dunno. It's certainly not my job to figure it out. I just don't like tax dollars frivolously tossed about to comfort a minority that is unwilling to accept its own failures. Let's see what happens.

brill

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posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 11:14 PM
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I think the idea seems counterintuitive to Americans because African Americans spent years trying to get the school system integrated. To segregate again seems a backward step. However, I have taught in an historically black college and I have to say it was effective in fostering a higher level of achievement in some students who had been marginal in the public schools. I don't think Toronto's school will be anything like the segregated schools of the Jim Crow era in the U.S. I wish them the best in their effort to serve the black community more effectively.

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DCP

posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 01:00 PM
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what is black-african culture?? If you look at a good nation geographic you are talking about girls without shirts, stretching your neck/lips/ears, eating lion/zebra, or what?

Besides some minor genetic difference the only real difference between white and black is hair care products.

this just goes to show diversity is only an issue if jessie jackson can make money off of it.

People are people...race is only an issue if you make something out of it



posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 07:50 PM
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I find it really hard to get worked up about this.

School boards like to shake things up every now and then and we have plenty of alternative schools in Canada already - this is just another one. Do I think it's a good idea? Not necessarily, but I will withhold judgement for now.

Edited to add:

Toronto has gay/lesbian/bi/transgender and First Nations public schooling, so I'm not going to get worked up over a black school.

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posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 09:10 AM
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Originally posted by Duzey

Toronto has gay/lesbian/bi/transgender...

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Do you have any links for that ? I wasn't aware that public funding was being used to satisfy sexual preference in relation to a school environment or is it privatized? Either way a sad state of affairs and completely undermines what schools are attempting to embrace, that being acceptance of others, their culture and communities.

brill



posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 09:32 AM
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Originally posted by brill

Originally posted by Duzey

Toronto has gay/lesbian/bi/transgender...

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Do you have any links for that ? I wasn't aware that public funding was being used to satisfy sexual preference in relation to a school environment or is it privatized? Either way a sad state of affairs and completely undermines what schools are attempting to embrace, that being acceptance of others, their culture and communities.

brill


Gonna submit the lyrics for the Melissa Etheridge song"Scarecrow" and the following commenary for it:

Like Elton John's 'American triangle' this song is about the tragic death of gay student Matthew Shepard. When Matthew was beaten up because he was gay the bicyclist who found him at first mistook him for a scarecrow; he wasn't recognisible as a human being anymore! gayinfo.tripod.com...


Which is to say, let's not sweat the small stuff. There is more evidence out there for the demonization of gays than there is for the undermining of the school system for trying to accomodate marginal youth. One might deplore the need for such separate streams, but that's like slagging kids in the gifted programmes because they have more school trips. Different kids, different needs, let's get them through school in one piece, with a greater opportunity to thrive. We'll all benefit.



posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 08:01 PM
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Ask and ye shall receive....


The Triangle Program is one of three classrooms that make up Oasis Alternative Secondary School. This full-time program offers you the structure and support you will need to work together with other gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students and those affected by homophobia.

In the afternoons, you will be studying English, Science, Computer Science, Social Studies, and Personal Life Management in group classes of three week units adapted to address the interests, concerns, literature, and history of the lesbigay and transgender communities.

schools.tdsb.on.ca...



The Triangle Program is an alternative education program in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, designed for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students who are at risk of dropping out or committing suicide because of homophobic harassment in regular schools.

Operated by the Toronto District School Board at the campus of Oasis Alternative Secondary School, Triangle is the only program of its type in Canada. It was created as an organization in 1995.

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Feb, 6 2008 @ 08:08 PM
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Originally posted by JohnnyCanuck
One might deplore the need for such separate streams, but that's like slagging kids in the gifted programmes because they have more school trips.


I quoted that, because I was one of the poor unfortunates that got caught up in 'streaming' when it first became fashionable. I went from an A average to a C+ within my first year, because our classes were graded on a curve. Something's wrong when 90% is a C+ and the extra trips did not make up for the heck I got at home every time report cards were issued.


/rant

For the most part I agree with you.
There are other things that concern me more than alternative schools.



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 02:39 AM
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originally posted by: NWOmaskedman

Toronto black school approved


cnews.canoe.ca

Toronto District School Board trustees approved creating the province's first publicly funded Africentric school last night but not by much.

Trustees voted 11-9 in favor of the measure after four hours of delegations and debate.

The Bill passed Last Week this will be intresting.
(visit the link for the full news article)


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www.cbc.ca

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I think this is a good thing to allow them the freedom to explore theyre own culture thats what theyve lost through mainstreamism



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