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Toronto's 1st Africentric school set to open
CBC News.ca ^ | 9-4-2009 | CBC News

Posted on 09/08/2009 5:27:03 PM PDT by stan_sipple

Toronto's first Africentric school is set to open on Tuesday with 85 students.

On Tuesday, when hundreds of thousands of Ontario students head back to school, a lot of attention will be focused on one particular school in Toronto's north end.

It only has 85 students, but hopes are high for the Africentric Alternative School, which will open its doors near Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West on Sept. 8 for the very first time. The Toronto District School Board voted narrowly to approve the controversial school in January 2008.

It's an attempt by educators to combat the disproportionately high dropout rate among black students in the Toronto school system. "The same reading, the same writing, the same mathematics will be there," she said. "What makes this school look different are the culturally relevant resources that we use."

Those resources include textbooks such as The Kid's Book of Black Canadian History or a story about 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, who is from Kenya.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...


TOPICS: Education; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: afrocentric; canada; schools; segregation; separatebutequal; toronto

1 posted on 09/08/2009 5:27:04 PM PDT by stan_sipple
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To: stan_sipple

Black Canadian History - stop it, you’re cracking me up.


2 posted on 09/08/2009 5:29:54 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: stan_sipple

Canadians keep trying to jump that shark.

It doesn’t occur to them that if Africans are coming to Canada they aren’t looking for Africa. They are looking for what Canadians have.

Its one thing to be self-effacing. Its another to be so self-effacing that you miss the plot altogether.


3 posted on 09/08/2009 5:30:28 PM PDT by marron
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To: stan_sipple

There just one big happy country.


4 posted on 09/08/2009 5:30:43 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: marron

Do native Canadians owe them any reparations?


5 posted on 09/08/2009 5:32:11 PM PDT by stan_sipple
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To: stan_sipple
Great. They can learn all about the Ice People and the Sun People, and how Cleopatra was really African and not Greek, and how the ancient Egyptians had airplanes and used mental telepathy to communicate.

Just what young black Canadians need to know to make it in this modern world of ours.

6 posted on 09/08/2009 5:34:13 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (truth--the liberal's kryptonite.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

future Czars for Zero


7 posted on 09/08/2009 5:36:20 PM PDT by stan_sipple
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To: stan_sipple

Call it the ObamaCzar School of Academics.


8 posted on 09/08/2009 5:37:31 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: stan_sipple

One hell of a basketball team, though.


9 posted on 09/08/2009 5:40:05 PM PDT by Vasilli22
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To: Vasilli22

would the President have been able to enter?


10 posted on 09/08/2009 5:54:47 PM PDT by stan_sipple
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To: stan_sipple

Afro-centric education is needed in Canada to ensure a steady supply of new entrants to a thriving black underclass.


11 posted on 09/08/2009 6:03:45 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: stan_sipple

Segregated schools? Now there’s a unique idea.


12 posted on 09/08/2009 6:04:24 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: stan_sipple
Good Evening Sir,

My name is John MacDonald-Odwinga and I am a former student of the Canadian Africentric School.

I am writing to you today because of the need for assistance with monies in the amount of $2.5 Million Canadian Dollars that the former headmaster deposited in an account with Toronto-Dominion Bank before being arrested for improperly using government funds to sponsor a large goat barbeque for his extended family.

etc. etc.

13 posted on 09/08/2009 6:04:59 PM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: stan_sipple

I’ll bet they haven’t polled potential employers to see how many of them are hoping to hire a graduate of an Afrocentric High School who knows everything there is to know about Afro-Canadian history ... rather than hiring someone who can read, write, do math, and follow instructions.


14 posted on 09/08/2009 6:14:10 PM PDT by TurtleUp (I believe that America is good and that human life is good, so I'm a conservative.)
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To: marron

Note: Most black Canadians are recent immigrants from the west indies or their children.


15 posted on 09/08/2009 6:15:18 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: stan_sipple

Wow - and down here we fought to END segregation. Who’d’a thunk?

Colonel, USAFR


16 posted on 09/08/2009 6:23:11 PM PDT by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: Vasilli22

“One hell of a basketball team, though.”

No you di’in’t...


17 posted on 09/08/2009 6:24:16 PM PDT by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: stan_sipple
The unified spirit of Quebec meets the refined civility of Kenya.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

18 posted on 09/08/2009 6:33:04 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: stan_sipple

Do they start out with irreversible straight A’s?

I bet that less than 60% graduate anyway.


19 posted on 09/08/2009 6:46:54 PM PDT by Eaker (If you have a problem and If explosives are an option then explosives are THE answer.)
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To: Clemenza
Most black Canadians are recent immigrants from the west indies or their children.

I'm sure you're right; had I thought about it I'd have known that... thanks.

20 posted on 09/08/2009 7:09:25 PM PDT by marron
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To: stan_sipple
The way Zero wants to adopt Canadian government ideas on the environment and health care makes me wonder if he will be pushing a "separate but equal" school idea here.

I think its been tried before and found to be a bad idea. Of course, that hasn't stopped a Leftist from picking up a bad notion and pushing it.

21 posted on 09/08/2009 7:10:42 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: stan_sipple

Our country may also have such a school, in the state just across the lake from Ontario.

http://www.education.com/schoolfinder/us/ohio/columbus/columbus-africentric-secondary-school/


22 posted on 09/08/2009 7:16:59 PM PDT by hout8475
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To: stan_sipple

...and so another generation is lost...


23 posted on 09/09/2009 6:18:55 AM PDT by bt_dooftlook (John Adams: Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate)
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