[Toronto Star, Letter to the Editor] Your readers also need to know that Canada signed the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which specifically states that where there is a school and where there is a child, the child has the basic human right to attend the school regardless of citizenship status. So it’s not just board or Ontario policy; it is Canadian and international policy. It’s not often we see all levels of government agreeing on something – and on education for all children, they do agree.
Children have no choice in where they end up on the face of the Earth, and it’s nice to know that, for once, there is a positive way to adopt a “global” attitude. How nice it is that for once, we are being asked to think globally by supporting the world’s children when they end up on our doorstep, for whatever reason.