There has been a lot on the news recently about how the school leaving age might go up to 18. I have decided that this isn’t necessarily a bad thing because this could actually improve the education we do at present if done right.
What I think is that school should be a three day week and the nations children should be split into two groups. One group goes to school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the other group goes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This is similar to what happens at state nurseries as there are two groups, one which goes on the morning and the other goes on the afternoon.
Seeing as they would have less schooling you can then put the leaving age up to 18 to make up for it and have less holidays.
This would mean that class sizes would be halved. I had 24 in my class at secondary school it would have been good and better for my education if there were only 12 as the teacher could focus on the individuals more.
There is a downside to this though (like all my ideas it would seem) as parents who are working would have nobody to look after their children and may have to pay a child minder. Maybe the state could then offer child minding services during the week up until the age of 12?
Anyone like or dislike this idea?