March 14, 1994

ARE WE CHEATING OUR KIDS? 4445
COVER

ARE WE CHEATING OUR KIDS?

It was the first day of Grade 4 for her daughter, Zoe, and, as it turned out, “a seminal moment” in Martha Harron’s own education in the shortcomings of Canadian public schools. During the morning recess, Harron, a volunteer at her daughter’s east-end Toronto school, wandered into Zoe’s empty classroom.
Reward or sacrifice? 3839
SPECIAL REPORT

Reward or sacrifice?

Europeans clash over psals to introduce a four-day week
REPORT CARD BLUES 4849
COVER

REPORT CARD BLUES

If Karen Marsan had not known better, she would have sworn that her son’s early report cards were written by a pop psychologist. The anecdotal reports were full of feel-good phrases and empty platitudes. “As learners, children, and Peter is no exception, choose to do things at which they feel successful,” wrote his Grade 1 teacher in November, 1991.
The four-day week 3637
SPECIAL REPORT

The four-day week

Thousands of Canadians are switching to a shorter work week. But will it help cure the unemployment crisis?
THE GLOBAL GAP 5253
COVER

THE GLOBAL GAP

The secret to success seems to lie beyond the classroom
GROUND ZERO 5051
COVER

GROUND ZERO

For many Canadian children, charity begins at school
Against the odds 6061
LIFESTYLES

Against the odds

A frozen 2½-year-old is brought back to life
Like a virgin 5859
LIFESTYLES

Like a virgin

As some teens see it, abstinence makes the heart grow fonder
BOUCHARD'S HAT TRICK 1213
CANADA

BOUCHARD'S HAT TRICK

The Opposition leader juggled several roles while assuring Americans
Fall of the Eagle 1415
CANADA

Fall of the Eagle

Alan Eagleson faces charges of fraud and embezzlement
Candy's sweet legacy 6667
OBITUARY

Candy's sweet legacy

Canadian comic king John Candy was one of the best-loved stars
PROGNOSIS: POOR 2021
WORLD

PROGNOSIS: POOR

Vocal lobby groups stall President Clinton’s bid to offer affordable health insurance
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