#9516777, By MightyMouse The UK General Politics Thread

  • MightyMouse 19 Apr 2013 16:14:40 1,125 posts
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    Another classic example of Michael Gove being an idiot. There is no evidence that reducing school holidays improves results. Look at the countries that come above us in the PISA rankings and you'll see that with the exception of China and Korea they have pretty much the same holidays we have.

    Extending the day means it's much harder to find time for kids to do activities other than homework. Doing other activities is incredibly beneficial. It also means that teachers can't do anything other than teach the basic curriculum.

    The problem with the education department is that it's run like a mini banana republic. There's no oversight for anything the education minister does, he makes all the decisions solely by himself and the prime minister generally doesn't care as it won't affect the next election. It just invites this kind of stupidity.
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