Archive: Show #166 "Tough Love"

4th Reading

Janet Ecker has been portrayed as a "kinder gentler" minister of education, aiming to cool off the war of words between the Harris government and the province's teachers. But the teachers' unions are lukewarm about the new academic curriculum and very unhappy about the plan to test the competency of teachers. Tonight, Janet Ecker joins our Fourth Reading pundits (Mac Penney, Richard Mahoney and Ruth Grier) to discuss the academic changes this fall, as well as the province's "get tough" approach to school violence. Also tonight, we unveil the new renovations at Queen's Park which have transformed the legislative chamber.
Aired:
Sep 12, 1999