The Prompt 4: Longer School Hours

mumturnedmom: The Prompt 4: Longer School Hours

When a former Government advisor in the UK, Paul Kirby, published a personal blog last week stating his view that the school day should be lengthened and holidays shortened, my twitter timeline was awash with strong views. Curious, as I always am when I see such strong opinions appearing – with such frequency and consistency – I immediately went and found the article in question (and also found the headline that I used as this weeks Prompt).

Having read Paul Kirby’s blog several times now it worries me; before we even get into the whys and wherefores (and our personal opinions) of the idea itself; it worries me because it sounds credible. Some of the points made are valid, even if the solutions could be viewed as ill thought.

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