It took an unusually long amount of time for me to get a copy of this slideshow. It was presented at a conference open to community members, educators, and staff of organizations that serve African Nova Scotian Learners in November of 2014. We were assured we didn't have to take out cell phones to capture the data, yet it was still hard to come by.
I don't post this because I buy into the narrative that our children are not capable of performing well. I am in fact convinced that we need to set up alternative ways of measuring whether our children have the skills they need and the skills we value independent of the education system. For the vast majority of African Nova Scotian students the public education system is all they have access to and we must therefore hold it accontable to addressing the disparities contained in this presentation.