On this date in history....



    TORONTO, Sept. 5 /CNW/ -

    September 5, 1940: Raquel Welch is born.

    September 5, 1992: Prince becomes world's top-paid singer and signs a
    $100 million contract with Warner Bros.

    September 5, 2003: Dalton McGuinty makes another promise to the people of
    Ontario...

    
    "Ontario Liberals will introduce a hard cap of 20 students per class,
         in every classroom in the province during the critical first
                     five years of a child's education."
    

    As of today, 35% of classrooms covered by Dalton McGuinty's promise have
more than twenty-students in them.
    Annie Kidder, executive director of People for Education and a former
supporter of Dalton McGuinty's class size promise said in a recent National
Post article, "...what is important to realize about smaller class size ... is
what you win and what you lose.
    "I think that I would question whether or not the cost was totally worth
it in trying to do it this quickly," she said. "There are things that benefit
all children in a school, such as access to a teacher-librarian ... which we
know improves literacy scores."
    Dalton McGuinty's hard cap in every classroom in the province...it's a
promise that he was quick to make, but failed to keep.





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