An Open Letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne and Education Minister Mitzie Hunter

by Debbie L. Kasman in


Dear Premier Wynne and Minister Hunter,

The systemic racial discrimination that the Reviewers – Mr. Case and Ms. Herbert – are currently investigating in the York Region District School Board is happening in other school boards in Ontario, too. There’s also systemic gender discrimination occurring in school boards across the province.

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Three Hidden Ways Education Contributes to Discrimination

by Debbie L. Kasman in


Ontario’s education system is a world-class education system. Canadian students perform well on PISA – the Program for International Student Assessment – and there have been positive results over the past fifteen years in increasing elementary literacy and numeracy, improving graduation rates, and reducing the number of low-performing schools. But there’s a dark side to the system we don't recognize. Ontario’s education system also unwittingly contributes to gender and race discrimination.

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