Category: TDSB

Barbara Kay: The Bullying of Late Toronto Principal a Feature of DEI Training, Not a Bug

Commentary The untimely death by suicide of school principal Richard Bilkszto, 60 years of age, came as a shock even to observers closely engaged with his workplace difficulties and their multi-faceted fallout over the last two years. Once retired in 2019, Bilkszto did freelance work for the Toronto District School Board. In April 2021, TDSB…


Peter Menzies: We’re All Responsible for Toronto Principal’s Suicide by Not Standing Up to the Woke Mob

Commentary Among the most chilling aspects of oppression is the passive manner in which people acquiesce to its advances. These days, there’s no better example of that than Canada, which surely tops the charts of countries most inclined to submit to the tyranny of the “tolerant.” Where else, after all, are radical shifts in society…


Peter Menzies: We’re All Responsible for Toronto Principal’s Suicide for Not Standing Up to the Woke Mob

Commentary Among the most chilling aspects of oppression is the passive manner in which people acquiesce to its advances. These days, there’s no better example of that than Canada, which surely tops the charts of countries most inclined to submit to the tyranny of the “tolerant.” Where else, after all, are radical shifts in society…


Michael Zwaagstra: Ideology Trumps Merit in Toronto Schools

Commentary As the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Poor grammar notwithstanding, this is in fact very good advice. You shouldn’t take apart your car’s engine, for example, when things are running smoothly. It’s a surefire way to create problems where none had previously existed. Too bad the administrators and trustees…


TDSB Says 323 Students Involved in Violence so Far This School Year

The Toronto District School Board says more than 300 students have been involved in violence on school property so far this academic year. In a report on school safety, the TDSB says a total of 323 students have been involved in violence on school premises between September and April. The board—which is sharing the report…


Anthony Furey: The Standards in Canadian Schools Are Slipping at a Rapid Pace

Commentary Last fall, many candidates for trustee in municipal races across Canada—mostly in Ontario and British Columbia—ran on what was broadly described as anti-woke platforms. They warned against the politicization of the school system and an erosion of standards that pushed kids more towards an activist mindset than to developing the well-rounded skills they need…


Ontario Turns Down Toronto District School Board’s Request to Retain Masking

The Ontario government has turned down a request from the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to maintain the masking rule in classrooms when students return to school from March break next week.  On March 11, TDSB chair Alexander Brown wrote to Ontario chief medical officer Dr. Kieran Moore to ask for more time to adjust…