There is a persistent perception among public high school administrators and staff that working-class immigrant parents are disinterested and uninvolved in their children’s education.
Though she’s just officially started junior kindergarten, anyone who has met my four-year old could tell you she was ready for school long before now. A precocious, brilliant, friendly child who loves a challenge and thrives in new environments? She was made for school.
I have mixed feelings about my experiences in graduate school. As a Black, first-generation Canadian and the first in my family to become a doctoral student, I did not understand the culture of the academy. If I knew then what I know now as an Adjunct Professor teaching part time, I might have made different choices.
As a teenager beginning high school in his Ivory Coast homeland, Ismael Mourifié looked around his classroom and understood something was inherently wrong.
There was a time when educator & historian Natasha Henry knew more about Jamaica and its history than that of Blacks in Canada.
Toronto teacher Karen Campbell was elected first vice-president of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) on August 16th at the Federation’s Annual Meeting in Toronto. Campbell has served as ETFO vice-president (female) since 2015.
I’ve had countless conversations (in this case, let’s call my conversation partner Sam) that have gone something like this:
With another school year drawing to a close, many parents are faced with the yearly dilemma of “what now?” If you are working full-time, you’ll be looking for ways to keep the kids busy, teach them a thing or two and make sure they stay out of any trouble this summer.
"WE LIVE OUR LIVES RESPONDING TO A WORLD THAT WE KNOW AND UNDERSTAND, BUT NO LONGER EXISTS" Eddie Obeng