Collard, pictured in 1968
11 July 1902|
|Died||27 January 1981
|Known for||Mayor of Mons|
In 1955, Collard tried to increase the subsidies to the free secondary, technical, and normal education from the previous homogeneous Catholic period of government and also the salaries of teachers. This led to a violent reaction of the free Belgium leading education known as the Second School War, supported by the Christian Social Party (PSC–CVP) and the Catholic Church. He has founded a large number of National School buildings. Teachers had to possess a diploma, so many priests without diploma were no longer eligible.
In 1963 Leo Collard was appointed Minister of State.
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