Why do the Toronto District School Board and College of Teachers protect teacher incompetence?

The most obvious form of corruption in Canada is found in the educator profession, mainly in Ontario.

Kevin Donovan (2011) reports in the Toronto Star that the Ontario College of Teachers Disciplinary Committee encourages secret bargain deals between the Investigations and Hearings Department and the accused teachers (p.1 Toronto Star, Bad teachers: Ontario’s secret list). This illustrates that teacher educator misconduct and incompetence are deemed not as serious by the teacher professional body. In addition, it shows that parents must always demand a fair, professional and competent education for their children because the Toronto District School Board and the Ontario College of Teachers act in their own interests.

 If we had an American version of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, instead of the vague Canadian Charter of Rights,  the parents in Canada would demand an inquiry into alleged corrupt practices by the Ontario College of Teachers, Toronto District School Board and other school boards in Ontario.

However, the most obvious form of tyranny in Canada is when whistleblowers in the educator profession are punished rather than rewarded. Kevin Donovan (2011) provides an example where a former Disciplinary Committee member was penalized by the Ontario College of Teachers because he was suspected by the Ontario College of Teachers of leaking information which appears to be of interest for the public safety of students (Toronto Star).  This is evidence that bad teachers are protected by the school board and Ontario College of Teachers while those who are concerned about teacher misconduct are intimidated using bureaucracy, abuse of power and the tyranny of the Canadian legal system which protect government workers from inquiry.

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One thought on “Why do the Toronto District School Board and College of Teachers protect teacher incompetence?

  1. Cheryl says:

    I’m a former teacher & I can attest that the TDSB was very unkind for my great service as a teacher because I was not in the cronyism group

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