Monday, September 25, 2006


Until this year I've suspected that Transition Year was a ridiculous concept, and, potentially, educationally disastrous for some 15/16-year-olds. Now I have the evidence of my own eyes to see that I wasn't wrong.

It's not that I have a problem with the content - although much of it is way too trendy, leftist stuff - it's more that I don't think kids need a whole year 'break' from the rigors of education. It would be much better if these lighter, more fun lessons were interspersed throughout the final three years of schooling. Transition Year is nothing more than a year to do nothing hard as far as the Transition Year students are concerned.