How a Dyslexic Student Could Change Canada’s Schools


In this Tyee article, Past North Vancouver School Board Trustee Crawford Kilian writes about potential implications of the recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling that the North Vancouver School Board must reimburse the family of Jeffery Moore, who put their son into private school in order to get adequate support for his learning disability. 

As the article reads, “The Court resolved a 15-year dispute between North Vancouver School District and the family of Jeffrey Moore, who in the early 1990s had been diagnosed as dyslexic and in need of special education in the district’s Diagnostic Centre. When the district then cut the centre to save money, the Moore family had to put Jeffrey in a private school at the family’s expense.”

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