A hiring memo from the Toronto school board that suggests men and minorities were preferred hiring candidates has been panned as inappropriate, but it doesn’t really expose anything new.
Male teachers have long been considered a rarity in Canada’s education system, specifically in Toronto, and the goal should be equal representation of all genders and cultural backgrounds.
The Globe and Mail reports that the memo was sent by Toronto District School Board to principals and teachers suggesting preferred candidates would be male or a member of a visible minority.
The first round of TDSB interviews will be granted to teachers candidates that meet one or more of the following criteria in addition to being an outstanding teacher: Male, racial minority, French, Music, Aboriginal.
Not surprisingly, the memo was not received well by all recipients. Female teachers in particular were said to be “shocked” that a preferred gender and race would be a consideration in the hiringRead More »from Toronto school board memo underlines need for male, minority teachers