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 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.
For further information:
For further information: Mike Van Soelen, (647) 722-1760