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The Ontario government has released a list of 13 directives ordering the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to make drastic changes to the role of school trustees, and clearing the way for closing up to 100 schools.

We have been down this road before.

When the Mike Harris government was attempting to impose its will on school boards across Ontario, it accused the trustees in Toronto and other cities of being "dysfunctional" if they resisted the Conservative directives.

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