Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by paul514)
    And it was clear then too.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    yeah...I'm going to stop speaking to you now.
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    yeah...I'm going to stop speaking to you now.
    If only you didn't start in the first place, you haven't uttered one word of relevance


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    Ok regular hours are 9-5 for the most part and your splitting hairs.
    How am I splitting hairs? I've never done a job where I worked 9-5, and I'm self-employed. In fact, most people I know don't do 9-5; they do shift work or are self-employed.

    How are the school kids of today going to fare at running their own businesses if they don't have to practice at how to adequately keep time, or can't even recognise the notion of taking your work home with you?

    Homework interfering with your ability to flick the tv on as soon as you walk through the door doesn't make it worthless.

    I've never seen a rational argument in favour of abolishing homework, they mostly centre around an unwillingness to do it. And sure, when I was in education I loathed doing any form of work outside of class... but as I grew older, I realised the importance it has.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Drunk Punx)
    How am I splitting hairs? I've never done a job where I worked 9-5, and I'm self-employed. In fact, most people I know don't do 9-5; they do shift work or are self-employed.

    How are the school kids of today going to fare at running their own businesses if they don't have to practice at how to adequately keep time, or can't even recognise the notion of taking your work home with you?

    Homework interfering with your ability to flick the tv on as soon as you walk through the door doesn't make it worthless.

    I've never seen a rational argument in favour of abolishing homework, they mostly centre around an unwillingness to do it. And sure, when I was in education I loathed doing any form of work outside of class... but as I grew older, I realised the importance it has.
    well in all the places I've worked it's been 9-5 you always here people saying oh i've got a normal 9-5 job so it's more common than saying oh i work shifts or oh i am self employed (although that is getting more common) 9-5 works out about 40 hours a week which is a full working week. Stateing two exceptions to the rule is splitting hairs.

    also some peoples home environment prevents or severely hinders effective home work which is why I'm for implementing a prep system like they do in boarding schools
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jonathanemptage)
    well in all the places I've worked it's been 9-5 you always here people saying oh i've got a normal 9-5 job so it's more common than saying oh i work shifts or oh i am self employed (although that is getting more common) 9-5 works out about 40 hours a week which is a full working week. Stateing two exceptions to the rule is splitting hairs.
    More and more people are working in shifts these days, it's damn difficult to get a 9-5 unless you're in what is considered a "profession". A standard job will be shift work.

    also some peoples home environment prevents or severely hinders effective home work which is why I'm for implementing a prep system like they do in boarding schools
    Implementing a system to benefit the minority at the expense of the majority? Weak sauce.

    I didn't have any spare time when I was at school, I was either in class or on a break. So unless you're suggesting that break time get converted into prep time, I'm not sure how you're going to attempt to implement that.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Drunk Punx)
    More and more people are working in shifts these days, it's damn difficult to get a 9-5 unless you're in what is considered a "profession". A standard job will be shift work.



    Implementing a system to benefit the minority at the expense of the majority? Weak sauce.

    I didn't have any spare time when I was at school, I was either in class or on a break. So unless you're suggesting that break time get converted into prep time, I'm not sure how you're going to attempt to implement that.
    make the day longer or start kind of homework club that kids can either go voluntarily of be made to go to if they can't or won't do home work at home.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Filing Cabinet)
    They should most definitely have a day, say Monday for example where half the day is Maths, and the afternoon is English, then that is the week's lot of those core subjects out of the way with. :yep:
    How on earth would you timetable and staff that? And what would those staff do for the rest of the week?


    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
Poll
Do you think parents should charge rent?
Useful resources
Uni match

Applying to uni?

Our tool will help you find the perfect course

Articles:

Debate and current affairs guidelinesDebate and current affairs wiki

Quick link:

Educational debate unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.