Children should be kept in school for up to ten hours a day to help reverse the ‘real and persistent’ underachievement of white working-class pupils, an influential group of MPs says today.
Schools should extend their opening hours to ensure pupils can complete their homework, as part of a raft of measures to rescue a generation from joblessness and poverty.
In a major report, the Commons Education Select Committee said evidence suggested that longer school days could give pupils the equivalent of two months’ extra progress over an academic year.
The report lays bare the extent to which white children on free school meals are under-performing at school.
We used to be pretty good at educating the indigenous working class. Now we’re not. And the solution is going to be to expose said children to even more of the fashionable lunacy that infests the education sector?
I’m really not sure that this is a winning proposition you know.