It is all down to social inequality. Children from poorer backgrounds can be up to 19 months behind children from more affluent areas by the time they are 5.
I have to agree to be honest but is this the right way to go about this? Force children into education years earlier to make up for it? I don’t think it is a suitable option at all surely there must be other ways around this issue.
Now I’m not big into politics but surely with all the ‘thinktanks’ and expensively educated ministers we have they could of come up with a better idea than this even I can.
This may ramble a bit but bear with me I may actually make a good point somewhere in this post, well I hope I do.
I live in what is classed as a poor area, uneducated, with over use of food banks, I personally don’t think I fall into this category but the area I live in is. We have high levels of unemployment and struggling parents. Maybe this is where the focus is needed.
To educate the parents, to give them better opportunities and resources. To lower nursery fees or extend pre-school funding. Give the children the chance to learn before they fall behind because ultimately it is at home (obviously or the school idea wouldn’t be an option) were the action needs to be taken. More support, more resources, more funding for hose parents who fall into this category and for those who don’t. To help them from the start to encourage and help their children to learn even if that means some education for the grown ups too. Yes I know you can’t force them to do things we are all entitled to our own ways of parenting but if there were greater nursery places available or especially for this purpose that would be such a better idea than putting them into a school environment.
Children are so often a product of their environment so why not try to change that before you try to change them?
So from me this whole school from 2 idea is just a ridiculous idea not worth entertaining at all, there has to be different more suitable options available to be explore first before anyone even contemplates this scenario.