They’re individuals, so stop trying to battery farm them

STEVE CANAVAN: It was a lot of rattle over just a little roll

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I shuddered at the suggestion this week that schools keep children there for 10 hours a day.

I haven’t looked into the details, but the fact is I want to see my children.

However much I might moan about them, I happen to enjoy their company and I would be left with half-an-hour of panic getting them out of the door in the morning, then a couple of hours feeding at night.

I also resent the implication that schools can do a better job at preparing my children for the future than I can.

Certain values can only be taught at home.

Stop trying to battery farm children. They are individuals and need time away from mass education to repair themselves and get ready to go back day after day.