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Somali Parents in Toronto: "The proposed special program wants to stigmatize our kids and say they’re incapable of learning"

Somali Parents in Toronto: "The proposed special program wants to stigmatize our kids and say they’re incapable of learning"

January 25
17:58 2014

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Many Somali parents across Toronto are furious over a new proposal by the local school board to create what some parents are calling a “Special Ed” type of program specifically designed to target Somali kids. The program proposed by the Toronto District School Board, is making some parents nervous as it may further stigmatize one of North America’s oldest Somali diaspora communities

“Our children are born and raised in Canada; we don’t need a special brand of education,” said Suban Abdullahi, three of whose children are at university. “We don’t need more labeling and separation; we’ve had enough already.”

“The task force wants to stigmatize all Somali kids and say they’re incapable of learning.” quipped another parent,  Saeed Mohamud.

Here is the full story from the Toronto Star.

Source: Toronto Star

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