Skip to comments.Toronto's 1st Africentric school set to open
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 ...
Black Canadian History - stop it, you’re cracking me up.
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.
There just one big happy country.
Do native Canadians owe them any reparations?
Just what young black Canadians need to know to make it in this modern world of ours.
future Czars for Zero
Call it the ObamaCzar School of Academics.
One hell of a basketball team, though.
would the President have been able to enter?
Afro-centric education is needed in Canada to ensure a steady supply of new entrants to a thriving black underclass.
Segregated schools? Now there’s a unique idea.
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.
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.
Note: Most black Canadians are recent immigrants from the west indies or their children.
Wow - and down here we fought to END segregation. Who’d’a thunk?
“One hell of a basketball team, though.”
No you di’in’t...
Do they start out with irreversible straight A’s?
I bet that less than 60% graduate anyway.
I'm sure you're right; had I thought about it I'd have known that... thanks.
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