Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Killing childhood

Year round school from 8am to 6pm. What a nightmare.

This is just plain wrong. Kids spend enough time in school already without making it into more than a full-time job. With these hours school children, if they do homework after school, will be violating the EU's working time directive (and, yes, I know the UK opts out - wisely - but still).

Kids need to be home. They need to play - outside with friends. They don't need to be cooped up in a school building or in a school yard where running is banned (does that happen in Britain too?)

And, here I was worried about forced labor camps in China when the UK is considering them its children.