Author: Linda

The Impact of a Private School on the West End

The Impact of a Private School on the West End

A Toronto private school was sued over a student’s alleged sexual assault. The school’s name was kept secret until now.

I’m sitting in my Toronto home, sipping on a mug of coffee and reflecting on why I decided to write a piece on a private, elite private school in the city’s west end.

The school is called Cardinal and is the first private school in Canada to obtain accreditation by the Independent School Association of Ontario, a sign of excellence in academics and service to education. It was established in the Fall of 2009 by a family of Irish Canadian Catholics who ran two Toronto Catholic churches.

In my opinion, this is a significant milestone in educating and strengthening the future of Toronto’s west end.

In recent years, we’ve watched with disbelief as our Catholic schools have fallen into disrepair under the weight of the clergy-driven and partisan education reform movement. The schools were designed to educate and educate well, but the system itself has failed to provide educational and social support for the children who attend them. The schools have been under the control of non-existent ministry, and there has been no accountability.

When we first heard about this school, my first question was about its educational philosophy. There is, as I’ll explain below, no school on the market today that holds a similar philosophy to Cardinal.

The second question I asked was, what is the impact of this school on the community? As a teacher of both secular and religious education, I have dealt with this question on several occasions and have yet to come up with a satisfactory answer.

In the past, my concern about the impact of private schools on the community had more to do with their ability to draw funds, particularly from charitable trusts like the Roman Catholic Church. I can’t begin to imagine how Cardinal could ever be turned into a charity and then the public would be forced to pay for it out of taxpayers’ pockets.

There are many people who believe Cardinal is an excellent school. I respect them, and I do not discount their opinions in any way. It is also true that Cardinal is quite unusual for

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