Comment 60705

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted March 04, 2011 at 11:52:26

This is all the result of Harris' ludicrous funding formula which refuses to allow cities to build new schools if they have "excess capacity", meaning essentially that if you want to build schools, you must first close schools.

Of course the question of which school closes is largely decided by which neighbourhoods have the most influence and clout - ie: the wealthier ones. Westdale, Westmount, Waterdown, Ancater - we will see little risk to these schools. But for those in rough neighbourhoods (and with correspondingly low test scores) will have little defense. And as I mentioned recently, this only furthers disparities between areas.

Anybody know what's happening with Sherwood? Last I heard it was also on the list. Reminding us that living on the mountain doesn't exempt ya from these threats.

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