The United Kingdom is caught in a serious crisis that is already showing its results. Among them, many school directors have proposed shortening the school week to four days as a desperate measure to save money due to lack of money.
In recent times, working hours four days a week Gaining followers. Its defenders argue that its implementation would result in significant benefits such as improved productivity and workers’ health. However, in the United Kingdom they have proposed this possibility for schools and institutions… but for the purpose of savings.
He explained to the Association of Directors of Schools and Colleges (ASCL) that “almost all Schools and Colleges in England face the possibility of Cuts due to rising costs and insufficient government fundingFor this reason, this association has asked about this in a survey of 630 school principals. School week likely to be reduced to four days,
Although only 17 have indicated that they are “considering” this option, it is a clear example of the state of the country. The rest of the survey results only confirm this. For example, 98% of those surveyed are assured that their educational center will have to be saved, while 60% may be forced Reduce teaching staff and enlarge classrooms,
“The directors of the educational centers that participated in this survey used such terms” destructive and destructive For describe the financial situation the impact they face and their students”, lamented the general secretary of ASCL Geoff Barton.
For her part, the director of the union of parents UsForThem, Arabella Skinner, regards the proposal as “betrayal of our children“Parents are desperate to see what this will mean for their children’s education,” he added.