Are children sent to school too early?

aimeeandbeatles

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I think they are. Instead of being outside playing, and growing, they are forced to sit in classrooms and 'study'. And then are given a crapload of homework.

And they don't have a choice. If they don't go, the government will take them away. :mad: :mad: :mad:
 
Define "early." I'd probably agree, though.
 
I don't believe they are sent to school too early.

I don't really believe in the principle of school in general, but if we agree on using school to teach our children, then the age they are sent to school at is just fine, in my opinion.

The amount of homework is a totally different discussion though. It varies a lot, even between classes in the same school or between schools in the same town.
 
I didn't have any noticeable homework until at least Year 5 (9 years old).

The school beginning age we have at the moment is fine, IMO.
 
Oh, you meant age-wise, not time-wise? No, not really.
 
I think they are. Instead of being outside playing, and growing, they are forced to sit in classrooms and 'study'. And then are given a crapload of homework.

And they don't have a choice. If they don't go, the government will take them away. :mad: :mad: :mad:

Kids don't get real homework until at least 10 or 12. Before that, most of the homework is just reading or some basic maths. It shouldn't take longer than 15 minutes to complete.
 
and force parents to take care of children longer?

f'n lol.
 
School was a system meant to create uncreative industrial workers, which had the job of training children from the very beginning to do everything at the ringing of a bell.

The point is, today's society doesn't need such a system, and the system is obsolete within it.

And it shows.
 
Not at all. And the idea that students have "a crapload of homework" is laughable at best.
 
School was a system meant to create uncreative industrial workers, which had the job of training children from the very beginning to do everything at the ringing of a bell.

The point is, today's society doesn't need such a system, and the system is obsolete within it.

And it shows.

I agree. QFT.
 
The age people are sent to school is fine.

However, starting school before noon is a terrible idea.

Starting before noon is awful, agreed, but you get home earlier.

It's not nice having to wake up at 7AM to get to school by 8AM.
 
Not at all. And the idea that students have "a crapload of homework" is laughable at best.

Indeed.

Besides that, it's rather important for kids to meet other kids their age; that won't necessarily happen if they stay at home or in their neighborhoods.
 
Not at all. And the idea that students have "a crapload of homework" is laughable at best.

Depends where you live and what form of education you attend. A good friend of mine got 300 problems at maths, to be solved from Tuesday to Thursday. And he's in the 9th grade, and NOT at a special math school...

On the other hand, I had virtually no homework in the past 4 months of school. Well technically I had, but I didn't do it.
 
Phlegmak, I think that you just came up with the solution to carbondioxide problem of factories. :D
 
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