… in which I agree with the teachers unions. To an extent.
Yup, the government once again shows it’s priorities for schools are
1) Child minding
2) preparing a workforce
3) making the metrics look better
4) there used to be something about enthusing children to the joy of learning, but since we can’t measure it, tax it or charge for it, forget it.
Meanwhile, oh joy, “I have to get my kids ready for school, get them to school, then pick them up at the end of school” is no longer an excuse not to be paying tax, I mean, earning more.
Couple this with the new wheeze the other week of withdrawing social security payments from parents of 11-16 year olds, and the elimination of home making as a deserving and worthwhile thing to do is further attacked.
How long till someone from the government bleats about family values again? The responsibility of parents to instill values? When’s that supposed to happen, in the half hour a day the family spends together?
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