Michael Gove is either purposely trying to upset the teaching unions or he genuinely believes that a longer school day is essential in ensuring a quality education for all young people. If it’s the latter, one must ask: Is that belief justified?
In my latest @LKMCo blog I discuss studies on Chile’s 30% time increase in the school day undertaken in the late 90s. For many years schools had run a 2-shift system with students attending either morning or afternoon sessions only. What happened when all students switched to one longer session?