Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Schools In -Forever

So Mr Gove wants schools to be free to set term dates, doing away with the 6 week summer break. I am so glad I am not a child right now. I still remember how wonderful those long breaks were, the kind of windows of freedom one only gets to enjoy as a child. The main benefit of this act of scroogery, according to those asked seems to be - 'a shorter break makes it easier for parents who struggle with child care.' So is that the reason children go to school, massed childminding to help their parents work longer  more easily?
I find it odd that Mr Gove seems determined to wrench education away from the tyranny of local government, (which is what this is really about) while enjoying playing with it himself like a huge version of The Sims.