April 13 – criticism

April 13, 2019 =========

☆  criticism 批判


Yesterday was the last day of school for term one, our school year has four terms. So, we are already 25% of the way through the school year! Ha ha, that doesn’t seem like much, but the next three terms will probably go so quickly that it’ll be a new year before I know it!

Currently in Australia, most of our schools have a 7-5 system. Seven years of elementary (primary) school, and five years of secondary (high) school. Recently, there has been a lot of criticism about this, and some have suggested changing to 6-3-3 style like in Japan. The criticism of changing to this system is that we would need to build more schools!

So, a new suggestion is that we change to 6-6, and kids will start high school one year earlier. The idea is that kids are becoming more mature at a younger age, so a 6-6 system would mean no new schools were needed, but the older kids could join high school earlier. I’m not sure what I think about this idea, if possible, I’d love a 6-3-3 system. Do you have any criticism of the 6-3-3 system?