Photo Release: King-Vaughan Chinese Community Roundtable
Updated: Jun 27, 2022
Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan recently joined Vincent Ke, MPP for Don Valley North and leaders of the Chinese community from across Vaughan and King Township to discuss the government’s actions to support STEM education and the teaching of critical life and job skills. The meeting was held in MPP Lecce’s constituency office in King.
“As we approach Asian Heritage Month in May, I brought leaders from King-Vaughan’s Chinese community together for a positive discussion on the government's commitment to quality education that focuses on strengthening math, science, and reading in the classroom,” said MPP Lecce. “With major distribution to the global economy, we discussed how important it is to modernize the curriculum so that we educate our young people with real life job skills they’ll need to obtain good-paying jobs.”
MPP Lecce and local parents discussed the government's four year math strategy that goes back to basics, and now teaches mandatory financial literacy and coding that was introduced by Minister Lecce. They also discussed the zero tolerance approach Minister Lecce unveiled that would permanently deny any educator convicted of serious crimes from working in an Ontario school, along with mandatory sexual assault prevention training. The parents and MPP Lecce also discussed the important reforms in the curriculum that encourage personal responsibility -- from learning how to pay taxes, to develop a household budget, to the concept of interest, credit and debt.