Throughout the 2022-23 School Year, students at Oakville Trafalgar High School and other Halton District School Board (HDSB) schools became part of an international media spectacle – testing the limits of “diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI)” and “identity and expression” in a school environment. The rights of parents and students to ask questions, voice concerns and be engaged in conversations were limited, and often condemned by School Administrators or Trustees.
The HDSB’s reputation and relationship with the parent community is severely damaged. Parents, who were otherwise content to believe that school was the same as when they attended, received a wake-up call. Parents united to raise their voices and advocate for the democratic principles of open inquiry, transparency and accountability in education. The Students First Ontario project and website is a collection of those shared efforts.
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