It’s the latest in a long list of things to come to light in recent weeks regarding the Infinite campus phenomenon.
The concept, first discussed by the U.K.’s Daily Mail newspaper in 2015, is a way to allow students to choose a campus rather than a fixed location, which would make it easier for parents to choose where their children go.
Since the program debuted in April, more than 1,000 students have applied to participate in the program, with many more set to apply in the coming months.
According to the Daily Mail, the program is a popular one with parents and students because they’re “fantastic” and “exciting.”
In fact, some parents have even chosen to participate and even receive their children to attend one of the new campus locations.
One parent told the Daily Post that she “can’t wait” to have her children travel to a campus with “a bright future.”
“I think it’s great that the Infinite school has been able to come up with such a fantastic concept,” another parent told The Daily Post.
“But I’m very upset because it is ruining the future of my children.”
In March, the school announced that the program would not be extended beyond 2019.
In a statement, the U of M School of Education said that the university’s goal is to “build a university of the future,” which is why the program was discontinued last summer.
The school’s statement went on to say that “there is a strong interest in Infinite students and they are encouraged to continue to participate,” which would presumably include “participating in their own decisions about their education.”
Still, some Infinite students, like one in particular, have been upset about the program for the last few weeks.
One Infinite student, who asked to remain anonymous, told The Atlantic that he is “furious” over the program and has been on “an indefinite suspension” for the past three weeks.
“My students are being put through a hell of a lot, including a suspension from school, to make me do what I feel is the right thing for me,” he said.
“They’ve already been given a ‘leave to apply,’ which I guess is to ‘pass the test’ for a place at U of T.”
A spokesperson for the school said that while the suspension is “temporary,” “it has caused an emotional toll for all Infinite students.”
One Infinite parent, who did not want to be named out of fear of retribution, told the Atlantic that the school’s decision was “very much a step backwards.”
“The Infinite campus has a long history of being the most accessible place to attend school in Canada and it’s been a very welcoming and supportive environment for students,” the parent told BuzzFeed News.
“I’m furious about it.”
He added that his family has “never been a fan of the Infinite program,” and that the “most recent announcement has made us feel very sad.”