Portuguese American Journal

Portuguese students to be segregated – Toronto

The Toronto School Board, in Canada,  is considering segregating Portuguese students in a separate school in an attempt to lower the 33 percent dropout rate, the highest of any ethnic group in the city.

In the meantime Toronto District School Board trustees have voted to establish a task force to examine why graduation rates are lower for students of Portuguese descent.

Trustee Maria Rodrigues, who is Portuguese, and new trustee Howard Kaplan, proposed to the board that a group of educators, business and community leaders look for solutions to fight the Portuguese dropout problem also with the lowest graduation rate in the city.

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