The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation gave education minister Janet Ecker the cold shoulder this week. There was an icy silence from teachers when Ecker invited them to engage in a dialogue about their deteriorating relationship. There are a number of irritants; teachers are unhappy with the new four-year high school curriculum; the government wants to make volunteering for extra-curricular activities compulsory; and the teachers vehemently oppose the government's definition of working hours. It's all looking like a formula for chaos in the classroom next fall. Tonight, on Fourth Reading, parent activists Annie Kidder and Martha Harron join our Fourth Reading pundits: Conservative Gina Brannan, Liberal Richard Mahoney and New Democrat Ruth Grier. Producers: Susanna Kelley and Brett Ballah.