Green Party promises to 'explore' the scrapping of homework for primary school children
The Green Party has promised to ‘explore’ the scrapping of homework for primary school students in its manifesto.https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/green-party-promises-to-explore-the-scrapping-of-homework-for-primary-school-children-38894616.html Email Officially launched today, the manifesto makes a series of commitments to primary, secondary and tertiary education, including free transport for third-level students. It also vows to “review” primary and secondary curricula to “to meet the needs of the 21st century”. The party commits to “exploring the phasing out of homework in primary schools” as part of supporting “excellence in education”. Speaking to Independent.ie, deputy leader of the party and education spokesperson Catherine Martin said that phasing out of homework is something that “definitely should be explored”. “This isn’t new, this has been on our policy for the past several years and I think we really need to have a conversation on how best to develop the creative juices of our children, or really change how we do homework, that homework could be, ‘go home and draw a picture of something that means a lot to you’,” she said. “They’re so young, especially up to the age of seven or eight, it’s a conversation that we need to have.” “Do they really need to be coming home and learning 12 words in Irish and English and doing a spelling test? I don’t know, is it better value to say to the child, ‘read 12 pages of your favourite book tonight?'” Ms Martin added. According to Ms Martin, phonetics are a key element of the curriculum for young children. “I saw that with my own children, that’s essential and you have to practise that at home, sounding all those words out.” She used the example of the Loreto Primary School in Rathfarnham, Dublin, which is currently trialing a “no-homework” programme for all classes except sixth. Ms Martin said that they had found the pilot scheme “amazing” and children were spending a lot more time with their families as a result. The deputy leader added that the party has proposed a Citizen’s Assembly into education in its manifesto, where the ‘no-homework’ initiative could be fleshed out further. “There’s still a little bit of rota learning that happens at primary level and this is to look at the other side of the child and make sure that we develop that, they’re so young,” she added. Online Editors Read more: Independent.ie
For god sake , get a grip Greens, people are homeless..... lying on trolleys.... there are real problems in this country & you’re concerned about homework No homework, wolves roaming the woods, shared cars for rural dwellers, are these people for real? Once again I quote “there are no nutters in the Green Party” no not one.
Green Party promises to make more promises.... Kids won't have to do homework, but adults will have to walk 10 miles in the dark to and from the rural carpool. We will look into that . Let me just write that down on this scrap of paper 🧻 The rumours that go around about Finnish schools not giving homework are non-sense. Speak to actual Finnish people, in practice they get lots of homework. Perhaps some looney left school tried it out, but normal Finnish schools give plenty of homework.
I’d prefer home work to sitting browsing the net !!! Maybe build a few houses first so the kids can get out of hotels Without homework they will forget what they've learned in school
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Can someone please certify Eamon Ryan? It’s like he comes up with ideas he’s pulled out of Chinese crackers How about exploring the idea of housing and feeding every child first. God help if they end up in gov bankrupt us again Sure why send them to school at all. How can you take this party serious when they spout this drivel during an election.
Probably tax us 8% for the environment for not doing homework. We'll become a nation of little Greta's. No thanks. Great, the country falling apart at the seams, this is the answer.... This has to be a joke Remember the last time the greens were in power? They oversaw the crash GE2020 Good stuff. Keep up the good work. Goons.
What could possibly go wrong...
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Go for it Green Party. Why don’t you go for the suspension of Primary School altogether! Ah “explore” the most famous word for saying.....it won’t be done imagine voting for the green party lolz Explore this comment green party 'moronic idea' Not content with telling rural people to share cars, now this. None of their policies work. They are inefficient, don't create enough energy, extremely expensive requiring tax payer's subsidies, create large carbon footprints, create problems of storage of old solar panels etc.
Are you shitting me with this? Aren't there actual issues that need addressing?!!!!! Green Party promises to 'explore' giving everyone a free lollipop everyday. They just lost Me! First Saoirse going off on a tangent, and now this!! That's not very likely to get them votes seeing as primary school kids can't vote.😁
Nonsense as usual from the Greens
The Green Party promises free student travel, public housing and a Universal Basic IncomeParty leader Eamon Ryan criticised other parties for their lack of ambition when it comes to climate action. And TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX,TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX,TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX,TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX,TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX,TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX,TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX,TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX,TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX,TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX,TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX, TAX. If every public house they build has good Guinness, they will get my number 1 Free student travel ? That will help minimise the Collosall rents and cost of education itself 🤷🏻♂️
Heir we go again. I wasn't aware the voting age had been lowered so much. Ridiculous suggestions like this are why I cannot take the green seriously. Primary school homework is not and should not be an election issue. And people are going to vote for this clown😕😕😕 Just as well national school children can't vote 😁
A promise to try. Perfect 😂😂more unicorn 🦄 shit!! Earth to Eamonn, come back to the real world. You absolute clown Why not scrap schoolwork as well? What is their position on pro choice or anti choice? It's important not to lose touch with the child inside you for a healthy mental state.
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Such a lazy idea. Meant to appeal to people that dont want to spend time helping their kids. How is scrapping out of school learning going to instill a work ethic in kids.
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