Africentric high school launches in T...

Africentric high school launches in Toronto with just 6 students

There are 3 comments on the The Toronto Star story from Sep 19, 2012, titled Africentric high school launches in Toronto with just 6 students. In it, The Toronto Star reports that:

It's small - only six Grade 9 students so far instead of the 60 it was hoping for - but the province's first public Africentric high school program has started at Winston Churchill Collegiate in Scarborough.

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Torontonian

Toronto, Canada

#1 Sep 20, 2012
This is a sad day for Winston Churchill Collegiate Institute- why do they need their own school?
Torontonian

Toronto, Canada

#2 Sep 20, 2012
The article says there is a high number of dropouts among black students because some find the curriculum not relevant- really? You think that is the reason there is a high number of dropouts- maybe it's because they don't want to put in the effort and are using it as an excuse. Also black people were not the only minorities to make contributions to Canada.
hernanday

Thornhill, Canada

#3 Apr 17, 2015
To poster above.
The current school system was set up for whites, by whites of western european descent. all the examples are about whites and for whites. Blacks are written out of the textbooks and general discussion. I understand white curriculum will focus on white achievements and white students and its only natural. But black students in a multicultural society deserve the same opportunities as white students to learn about their culture and positive examples of people who look like them in their textbooks. Black students shouldn't have to read racist poems about blacks and anti-black works like to kill a mocking bird huck finn and mark twain etc.

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