Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Unearthing the rot at Canada’s largest school board

Minister of Education Liz Sandals, left, along with lead investigative reviewer
into the trustee and staff at the Toronto District School Board, Margaret Wilson
It is difficult to put into words the level of rot unearthed in Margaret Wilson’s investigation of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Indeed, it’s an indication of the depths to which Canada’s largest school board has sunk that Ms. Wilson, a former registrar at the Ontario College of Teachers, felt obliged to hold back some evidence to protect the identity of her informants among TDSB staff, who were terrified of retribution.

Appointed in November by the Ontario’s Minister of Education, Ms. Wilson delivered her report on Jan. 15. Its conclusion: The TDSB is so hopelessly dysfunctional that “an honest conversation with the public about other ways of governing the province’s largest school board would be productive at this point.” In other words, blow the thing up and start over.

We’ll warm to that theme in a subsequent editorial, but in the meantime let’s linger a while over some of the horrors in Ms. Wilson’s report.  (more...)

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