Category Archives: TDSB Toronto District School Board

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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TDSB director accused of ‘destructive attacks’ to muzzle critics

Donna Quan, the director of education for the Toronto District School Board, has participated in “destructive attacks” against trustees who have criticized her in an effort to silence their legitimate questions about the way taxpayers’ money is spent, says an investigator appointed to review the board.

It has been more than six months since education specialist Margaret Wilson chronicled dysfunction and a “culture of fear” at Canada’s largest school board – prompting the government to set up a panel of civic leaders and former trustees to examine whether governance problems at the board are rooted in its size.

Although her mandate has ended, Ms. Wilson has gone further, explaining in interviews with The Globe and Mail her conclusions about Ms. Quan’s leadership from her two-month probe: “It’s rule by fear. You pick people off, one by one, which is what classic bullies do.”


The TDSB is a cesspit.  The TDSB sic’d the Cops on yours truly in what can only be described as an effort to silence my exposure of their twisted culture.

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Toronto Elementary School Students to Get Their Report Cards

Guilt or extortion on the overpaid, heavily unionised teachers’ parts?

You decide:

In a change of plans, the Toronto District School Board revealed Tuesday it is using a variety of staff to help input grades and get report cards out to its 170,000 elementary students by mail by mid-July. “To ensure that all students and parents receive marks in an equitable and timely manner, the TDSB is deploying teams comprised of senior staff and business/operational staff to schools that require additional assistance,” Donna Quan, the board’s director, stated in a letter sent to parents.

“A summary of marks for students in Grades 1 to 8, which will also contain information with regards to attendance and grade placement for the upcoming school year, will be mailed to parents/guardians during the week of July 13.”

Kindergarten students, who don’t normally get grades on their report cards anyhow, will simply get letters confirming their placement for the upcoming school year.

Frustration over report cards has been mounting since the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) decided not to enter electronic marks to protest the intentions of school boards to increase class sizes. The work-to-rule action is permitted because teachers are in a legal strike position.

Although teachers provided marks to principals, larger school boards such as York, Peel and Toronto have decided the cost of having administrators enter the data would be too high. Instead, students in those boards were expected to receive placement letters indicating which class they will be in when school resumes.

The decision has sparked protests by students in several elementary schools, and principals have been overwhelmed by phone calls from upset parents.

 

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Toronto Demented School Board To Investigate Itself Over BDSM Pamphlet Handed Out At School

TDSB BDSMTORONTO – Some are making light of it and calling it “50 Shades of Grades.”

Others call it disturbing.

Whatever you call it, the Toronto District School Board is investigating how a pamphlet instructing a safer way of partaking in bondage, dominance, sadomasochism (BDSM) ended up being handed out to students this week at the TDSB’s West End Alternative School?

A Toronto mother called it unacceptable and also called Newstalk 1010 to express her outrage.

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TDSB task force nothing more than a leftist love-in

We might as well take the $75,000 or more the premier’s latest excuse not to make a hard decision could cost us and use it to buy a few sorely needed textbooks for Toronto District School Board high school students.

At least that will ensure precious education dollars won’t be flushed down the drain.

When I heard Education Minister Liz Sandals announce her latest TDSB task force of leftist has-beens and perennial teat-suckers Monday — this one apparently has the goal of improving the TDSB’s governance structure and the day-to-day operations of the board — my suspicions about what will happen with the dysfunctional and toxic school board were confirmed.

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