Friday, April 19, 2013
Make School Days Longer
I was reminded once again this week that pupils are defined in relation to a teacher, students in relations to learning. I am astounded then by the latest suggestion from Michael Gove, that the school day should be longer in order to improve performance and make life easier for parents. If we want children to learn, then we need to give them time to do so; and more controversially, perhaps, parents, not the state, should be looking after their children outside of school hours.