On This Date In History....



    TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ -

    October 1, 1949: Mao Zedong proclaims the existence of the People's
Republic of China and names himself head of state.

    October 1, 1988: At the Seoul Summer Olympics Lennox Lewis defeats
Riddick Bowe to win Canada's first Olympic boxing gold medal in 56 years.
Carolyn Waldo becomes the first woman to win two gold medals at a Summer
Olympics when she wins the gold in synchronized swimming duet competition with
Michelle Cameron.

    October 1, 2003: Dalton McGuinty makes another promise to the people of
Ontario:

    
        "Tomorrow is your opportunity to choose: A cap of 20 on class sizes
        in the early grades...." (Ontario Liberal Party press release)

    According to Dalton McGuinty's own numbers, 35% of Ontario's students in
junior kindergarten to grade 3 are in classes of more than 20. (www.dalton.ca)
    And while Dalton McGuinty is promising the class size cap again, a visit
to the Ministry of Education website reveals that Dalton McGuinty's hard cap
of 20 students per class is now 23.

        "What is our goal?
        Each primary class will have no more than 23 students
        90% of primary classrooms will have 20 students or fewer"
    

    Dalton McGuinty's promise of a cap of 20 on class sizes in the early
grades...it's one more promise that he was quick to make, but failed to keep.




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