S Gacich – Call for Boycott of AQ courses in protest re: closure of H and P

Wed Oct 28, 2009

Dear Administrators at OISE,

I am shocked that the History & Philosophy of Education doctoral programme is slated to be closed. I find that the OCGS recommendation to close the programme based on the OCGS recommendation criteria is completely unjustified given the evidence. This action will have negative consequences for all educators, students, society, OISE and the University of Toronto. Cancelling a program that informs the foundational knowledge of all educational research benefits no one except those who want to silence critical voices. This action leads me to forego any future AQ courses at U of T I plan to take. As well, I am circulating an on-line petition among my colleagues & will encourage them to boycott AQ courses as well.This decision will undo progress toward UT’s reputation as a centre for critical thought, one that has taken a long time to develop.

Sean Gacich

Harbord CI

Toronto District School Board

Cc Hillan, Gaskell, corman, Laufer, Sihra


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