Summer holiday confusion continues

Government plans to shorten the long summer holidays have been thrown into confusion since Education Minister Vincent Peillon  (pictured) announced on television that he wants to move from a 36 week to a 38 week school year only for the Prime Minister's office to claim that this 'was not on the timetable'.

Peillon, who believes that six weeks is long enough for a summer holiday, wants to move towards a cycle of seven week terms broken by two week holidays. He also supports the zoning of the summer holidays by region - as is already the case for other school holidays.

His priority, however, is to lengthen the school week, a move broadly supported by teachers and parents but opposed by teaching unions.

Read more on this subject here
and here

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please don't post anonymous comments - makes the site look dodgy! Go to name/URL when you post and leave a name. Thanks