Sunday, 29 January 2017

Longer school hours proposed for poor children

I`m sure Mr Keir Bloomer would like all of that.
"CREATING a new system where poor children attend school for more hours and take fewer summer holidays than rich children could be a solution to closing the attainment gap, according to one of the most influential education experts in Scotland." Yes, too influential.
"Keir Bloomer, one of the key architects of the Scottish Government’s flagship education policy, the failing Curriculum for Excellence, pointed to the success of similar schemes in America which helped boost learning for pupils from poor backgrounds." 

I think he has forgotten that children have a right to express their views on any matter that affects them. No poor child will accept the injustice he proposes. [See Articles 12 and 13 of the UNCRC.] How about extracurricular activities for poor children that are fun, and voluntary of course?

Thought not.

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