Sunday, April 26, 2015

Letters: Ending two-tiered education system

Re: Toronto has a two-tiered education system, Opinion April 19

Sachin Maharaj proposes a solution to two-tiered education that will only exacerbate the inequality in our school system. School boundaries are already open to parents unwilling to send their progeny to “bad” neighbourhood schools, namely ones with kids from a lower socioeconomic status or different racial background.

Students wanting to escape boundaries can already do so for French immersion, the arts, international baccalaureate or other specialized programs, which are usually found in neighbourhoods with more expensive housing.

At the end of the day, if the public system isn’t good enough for little Johnny, wealthy parents can send him to any number of exclusive private schools, like Upper Canada College and Branksome Hall where the funding is triple that of public education.  (more...)

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