Raise compulsory education age to 6 or, better, 7

Children are starting 'school ' (in various guises) far too early in this country.  Many (most?) are receiving a peudo-education in nursery, pre-nursery(!) reception classes etc.  It is little more than child-minding (important in the right context).  

There is no firm evidence that ealy, structured learning has any long-term positive impact on future sucess in later years.  Children need to be intellectually ready for 'academic-style' instruction and learning.  In fact it can be damaging.  Children are in school now for 15 years!! – no wonder many lose interest in their teen years.

Many countries, that are superior in academic sucess, start their state schooling at 6 and 7 years of age.  In USA and some European countries, including Scandanavia, it is 6.  In Germany and most eastern European countries it is 7.  Korea, very high in educational rankings,starts at 7. Are thier economies suffering?  No!

To raise the age would remove an 'army' of people who are in the business of 'early education', who are irrlevant to rasing such young children.  It would also cut billions of pounds off the Education budget; enough to soften the forthcoming Government "cuts" considerably.

Bring back voluntary 'Playschool' – properly administered of course.

Why is this idea important?

Children are starting 'school ' (in various guises) far too early in this country.  Many (most?) are receiving a peudo-education in nursery, pre-nursery(!) reception classes etc.  It is little more than child-minding (important in the right context).  

There is no firm evidence that ealy, structured learning has any long-term positive impact on future sucess in later years.  Children need to be intellectually ready for 'academic-style' instruction and learning.  In fact it can be damaging.  Children are in school now for 15 years!! – no wonder many lose interest in their teen years.

Many countries, that are superior in academic sucess, start their state schooling at 6 and 7 years of age.  In USA and some European countries, including Scandanavia, it is 6.  In Germany and most eastern European countries it is 7.  Korea, very high in educational rankings,starts at 7. Are thier economies suffering?  No!

To raise the age would remove an 'army' of people who are in the business of 'early education', who are irrlevant to rasing such young children.  It would also cut billions of pounds off the Education budget; enough to soften the forthcoming Government "cuts" considerably.

Bring back voluntary 'Playschool' – properly administered of course.

Stop surveillance

Make it illegal for local government, private and public organizations to fit CCTV on public highways etc. and in areas used by the public e.g. buses and trains, shopping malls etc. unless there is public consultation and agreement. As to local and national government, the public should vote on any plans to watch our lives!!   This is not a Police State!!

Why is this idea important?

Make it illegal for local government, private and public organizations to fit CCTV on public highways etc. and in areas used by the public e.g. buses and trains, shopping malls etc. unless there is public consultation and agreement. As to local and national government, the public should vote on any plans to watch our lives!!   This is not a Police State!!