Not long after public school board trustee Mike Ramsay raised concerns that male teachers are vastly under-represented in elementary schools, emails began to flood his inbox.
“The response was overwhelming,” said the Waterloo Region District School Board trustee.
Although the issue has been on Ramsay’s radar for nearly two decades, even he wasn’t prepared for the onslaught of emails and calls from men who said they couldn’t get hired at local elementary schools.
“I was quite taken aback,” he said. “Everyone has a story.”