Category Archives: TDSB Toronto District School Board

LEVY: Elementary school teacher would ‘feel safer as a prison guard’

Most days over the past year, Brookhaven public school teacher Shawn Goldman felt like he was a prison warden.

Only at his Black Creek Dr.-Lawrence Ave.-area public school — nicknamed Millhaven by staff — the inmates have been running the asylum while teachers stood by helplessly, rendered defenseless by the Toronto District School board’s (TDSB) lax discipline policies and complete denial about what’s truly happening in the trenches.

Diversity is our strength.

h/t DF

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TDSB school removes Jewish Heritage Month banner because too JEW!!!

Canada school removes student banner for likeness to Israel flag

In a decision upheld by officials at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), the principal of a Toronto public school removed a banner made by students for Jewish Heritage Month – because of its resemblance to an Israeli flag, according to Jewish organization B’nai Brith Canada.

The banner had hung for a week without incident in the main foyer of Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, a midtown Toronto high school with a large Jewish population, before being removed without notice or consultation on Monday. When questioned by students and parents, Principal Reiko Fuentes told them that, although originally approved, the banner was “too controversial” because it resembled the Israeli flag.

h/t AE

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LEVY: The out lesbian a TDSB trustee called a ‘dyke’ was me

Two weeks after Toronto District School Board trustees let their colleague, Sheila Cary-Meagher, take a paid leave following her controversial “dyke” comments, they’ve finally been forced out of the closet.

The person to whom the 30-year trustee directed her invective last fall — using slurs like “dyke” and “bitch” several times — was me.

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Chris Spence loses appeal to keep PhD amid plagiarism findings

Five years after facing the first explosive allegations of plagiarism, Chris Spence has lost his fight to hold onto his PhD at the University of Toronto.

An appeals tribunal at the university has upheld an earlier ruling last June that recommended stripping the former education superstar of his doctorate after it found 67 examples of passages in his dissertation allegedly taken from the work of others without proper credit.

Left wing loons still run the TDSB.

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TDSB did not discuss implications of letting 11-year-old face media over hijab story

The Toronto District School Board says it never discussed the implications of allowing an 11-year-old girl to speak to a barrage of reporters after she had made apparently false allegations her hijab had been cut, twice.

It was “not part of the conversation,” TDSB spokesperson Ryan Bird told the Star Tuesday.

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TDSB Islamic guidebook sparks protests Wednesday

Dueling protests over a controversial 170-page Islamic Heritage Month guidebook are planned for the Toronto District School board’s North York headquarters Wednesday afternoon.

Jewish Defence League (JDL) head Meir Weinstein said Tuesday they are expecting a “good turnout” — up to 100 people — to protest the guide’s links to radical Islam.

He referred specifically to links to the Islamophobic Research and Documentation project (IRDP) contained in Section 5 under “curriculum study and guides.”

That link includes the following article — Human Rights and Anti-Semitism after GAZA — in which Zionism is identified as “a racist, apartheid, settler colonialist project resorting to ethnic cleansing and Nazi-like atrocities.”

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No more changes coming to TDSB Islamic guide

The Toronto District School Board will be making no more revisions to its controversial Islamic Heritage Month guidebook, the Sun has learned.

On Wednesday, the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) sent the TDSB a letter complaining about the guide’s inclusion of the Nation of Islam and leader Malcolm X.

“The Nation of Islam is considered to be a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Nation of Islam officials have a documented history of antisemitic rhetoric including Holocaust denial, exaggerating the role of Jews in the slave trade and hateful conspiracy theories about Jewish control of the economy,” the letter from the FSWC states. They urged the board to pull the guidebook and do a full review of its contents.

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Simon Wiesenthal Center calls on TDSB to pull Islamic guide that cites anti-Semitic Nation of Islam

The Toronto District School Board’s controversial Islamic Heritage Month guidebook is facing criticism from yet another prominent advocacy organization, this time the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC).

While the organization is urging the TDSB pull the whole guide pending a full review of all its contents, they’ve focused their complaint on one section in the guide that promotes the Nation of Islam.


It’s not the first the first time the TDSB has called on the Nation of Islam to supply student inspiration, in 2013 they quoted Minister Farrakhan… in an “Equitable Schools” Document. Now that’s gall.

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Ex TDSB Director Chris Spence guilty of academic misconduct

“…It was stated during the peremptory hearing that the plagiarism involved was of such severity that Spence’s degree would never have been granted had it been uncovered while he was still a student at the university.

“This is an overwhelming case,” said lawyer Robert Centa, who represented the Provost’s office. Centa explained how Spence’s level of academic achievement ruled out any possible claim of ignorance of citation rules.”

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Toronto school board won’t book new trips to U.S.

I wonder how many illegals tax payers are on the hook for?


This should come as no surprise, it’s TDSB policy to aid and abet illegal alien invaders.

“All children who are qualified to be resident pupils of the Board, including those without immigration status in Canada, shall be entitled to admission to school. All children shall be welcome, regardless of immigration status, and information about them or their families shall not be shared with immigration authorities”. (TDSB Policy P.061 May 2007)

h/t RM

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Chris Spence, former TDSB education director, stripped of teaching licence

The Ontario College of Teachers has stripped Chris Spence of his teaching certification, marking the first time a licence has been revoked due to plagiarism.

The decision, delivered Monday by the college’s disciplinary committee, came a month after the former Toronto District School Board director of education was found guilty of professional misconduct.

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Ontario students falling through the cracks; TDSB enrolment falls over sex-ed curriculum

Manahil Arshad Khalil, a 12-year-old with glasses and an impish smile, sits in her Toronto bedroom, at a computer. When she finishes scribbling a math equation she holds it up to the screen and watches a Skype window framing the face of a young woman in Pakistan – her teacher.

Taped to the wall is a piece of paper on which Manahil has written her daily schedule, signing it “Manahil!!!” Like her 10-year-old sister and seven-year-old brother, she does roughly two hours of science a day, two hours of math, an hour of Islamic studies and an hour of social studies. The children take just 45 minutes of break time.

Last year, they were students at Thorncliffe Park Public School. But now they’re home-schooled, after their parents pulled them out in reaction to Ontario’s new sex-ed curriculum.

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