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Make urban education a focus of new MT program at OISE

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In response to OISE's recent decision to cut the Inner City program, we are fearful that a strong and committed focus on urban education, social justice and equity, will be watered down, or lost altogether, during the restructuring of teacher education programming at OISE. We call upon OISE to ensure:

1. that urban education be a fundamental theoretical and practical component of the new MT program;

2. that community stakeholders be consulted during all program planning phases, including input from: GTA school board representatives, the Centre for Urban Schooling, and OISE faculty and former instructors who held leadership roles in the elementary- and secondary-stream urban education cohorts;

3. that consultations and program planning with the aforementioned groups be initiated without further delay.

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