Buss­ing pupils to classes is not vi­sion­ary

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AM afraid I can­not agree with those who

of are prais­ing the idea

for “academy hubs” Aberdeen se­nior pupils.

hap­pen­ing What is ac­tu­ally

which some un­der this scheme

vi­sion­ary and a peo­ple see as way for­ward?

pupils It seems to me that

in a par­tic­can­not get lessons

own school ular sub­ject in their

take a bus trip and are hav­ing to

to an­other at their own ex­pense school for classes.

where the I can’t quite see

is in that progress or vi­sion sce­nario.

methatthe In­stead,it­seem­sto

is fail­ing to ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem

some schools, pro­vide classes in no doubt due to

a lack of teach­ers or other re­sources.

is that a By what yard­stick mea­sure of suc­cess?

is of­fered in Surely, if an exam

sub­ject, that a par­tic­u­lar

be taugh­tinthe sub­ject should pupils’ own schools.

some chilHow much time are

on a bus dren spend­ing sitting

be sitting in a when they could

Itheir class­room study­ing par­tic­u­lar sub­ject?

must be By all means, sav­ings

and efficient found and new

chil­dren ways of teach­ing ex­plored.

us­ing dig­i­tal The prospect of

of­fer dis­tance or tech­nol­ogy to

qual­i­fies as con­fer­ence classes

kids around vi­sion­ary – buss­ing

of classes certhe city in search tainly does not.

P Smith city cen­tre

classes be HANDS UP: Shouldn’t schools? taught in pupils’ own

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