26 April 2008

Sheppard and Keele gets the nod...

As Canada returns to the good ol' days of segregation...

Canada's first Africentric alternative school will be a school within a school – not a free-standing building – and is being proposed for a wing of sprawling Sheppard Public School near the northwest corner of Sheppard Ave. W. and Keele St.

The pilot program, which Sheppard principal Ira Applebaum called an "exciting opportunity" in a letter last night to parents, would be open to children of any background across Toronto, from junior kindergarten to Grade 5, who would wish to enrol in September 2009.
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RELATED: Will these kids all transfer?
Just north of Bathurst and Lawrence, in a patch of subsidized housing projects collectively known as the Jungle, sits Sir Sandford Fleming Academy -- the worst high school in Toronto in the eyes of the Fraser Institute, and its national ranking of academic performances.
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
What if they "build it and no one comes"?
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UPDATE: Welcome, yet again, readers of Canadian Cynic

This time, uber-compassionate, freedom rider CC refers to me as a "really, really creepy racist." That, of course, is what CC does. His blog is simply one giant accusatory troll.

On the other hand... CC is just really, really creepy.

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LAST WORD: Ask a Black Activist
"I do not believe that an all-''black'' school will serve our communities well. It is divisive and the ''black'' community is not a homogenous group in this province or in this country," said Payne.

"Martin Luther King Jr. wanted all children to succeed based on their character, not by the colour of their skin."
Of course, Stephanie and myself... don't always see eye to eye.

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4 comments:

langmann said...

Not only does the scientific evidence behind these neo-segregation schools demonstrate absolutely no difference in outcomes but based on this logic we should have male only universities since they are now a minority.

It sure is amazing how we have come full circle. I seem to recall that the Democrats used to argue in support of segregation in the bad old days because black people needed special teaching for their own good. Now in the year 2008 I never thought I'd see the return of racist education. Then again I shouldb't be surprised. The same old do-gooders and social meddlers never went away - they just had kids like Cheniak and Cynic.

The KKK would be ever so proud.

Neo Conservative said...

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yet another example of the "soft bigotry" of low expectations

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langmann said...

Yep as the words "Its for their own good" leave the lips of the socialists behind this, somewhere in Hell things got a lot more comfortable for Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first Grand Wizard of the KKK. *

(Then again perhaps Forrest was misunderstood or changed his mind as in his last days he gave speeches stating blacks and whites were equal.)

Anonymous said...

What if they "build it and no one comes"?