Today we are talking about schools again, and it seems that education in the 905 Region is seldom out of the news. This week’s story revolves around the appointment in York Catholic District School Board of someone with only three years of experience as a teacher – at a private school, after a long career in the private sector – under rules introduced this summer by the provincial government. The appointment has provoked outrage among many parents and students.

To dig into why there has been such a negative reaction, we invited back Cindy Cosentino, who was our first ever podcast guest in August last year. Cindy retired last year after 32 years as an elementary and high school teacher in the Hamilton and Halton School boards, including periods working at the ministry of education, and has been kind enough now to provide the benefit of her extensive experience and understanding of Ontario schools for a second time.

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