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Black Students in Toronto

On , Toronto District School Board Trustees voted 11 to 9 in favor of an Afrocentric school to open in , amongst three other "recommendations for improving success for Black students". You can imagine the amount of controversy that's been created…

Here's a Toronto Star article on the subject where it says:

With 36 alternative schools in the Toronto board, including specialized programs for native and gay and lesbian students, it would be difficult for the Liberals to intervene.

(On a side note, I'm shocked to find out that Toronto has special school programs for gay kids. Maybe they were losing too many pencils?)

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said he's against separating public school students by race or religion. And now that he's said that he won't fund it, (as per the Toronto Star), two Trustees say they'll push the board to re-open the vote.