Ontario and New Brunswick francophones have spoken out against Québec abolishing English school boards, fearing this could set a negative precedent for French language education rights across Canada.
While state takeovers of schools are nothing new, the ones taking place as of late suggest a political agenda is at play under the guise of school reform, a political science scholar argues.
Recent calls to create one secular school system in Ontario for each official language, like the system in Quebec, may actually reinforce the divisions that have plagued Canadian history.
The involvement of large wealthy donors in local schools is influencing who gets elected to govern on school boards. Why does it matter?