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4th Reading

CLASSROOM CRACKDOWN Premier Harris has promised to bring in a strict Code of Conduct for Ontario students in the upcoming session of the Legislature. Students will face suspensions for swearing at a teacher, automatic expulsion for bringing weapons to school or giving another student drugs and alcohol. And parents are in for some tough discipline too: they'll be financially responsible for any damage caused by their child. Will the new code be a real solution to discipline problems, or simply political posturing? Will our communities be safer, or will troubled kids just become more alienated and dangerous? Tonight, Bob Gooding, the principal at Danforth Technical Institute in Toronto and Scarborough school trustee Mike Thomas join our Fourth Reading pundits Gina Brannan, Richard Mahoney and Ruth Grier.
Aired:
Mar 26, 2000