Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Hiring should favour male and minority teachers: Toronto school board memo

Toronto school board's hiring policy favours male and minority teachers
Toronto District School Board memo to staff that included gender and race among qualifications that could win a candidate an interview has outraged some female teachers Read more

“The first round of TDSB interviews will be granted to teachers candidates that meet one or more of the following criteria in addition to being an outstanding teacher: Male, racial minority, French, Music, Aboriginal,” the memo reads.

  • About 22% of elementary teachers and 23 per cent of high-school teachers at the board are visible minorities.
  • A 2007 census: 72% of students are visible minorities.

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