By Stephanie M Turner, Apr 6 2017 02:15PM
Parents should be allowed to take their children out of school during term time for a holiday or break. The government is dictating how we raise our children. Too many little ones (and older ones) miss out on highly educational and social experiences because their parents CANNOT afford holidays during school holidays.
As a teacher, it is not a barrier to the education of the rest of the class when one or two children are away and have to catch up when they return. All children are sick at some point, some more than others, but teachers don't find that a problem, so how is it different when the children have a holiday? They bring so much back to the classroom afterwards anyway. They share their experience and that can lead to better and more interesting lessons. If the curriculum wasn't so heavily prescribed in the first place, teachers would have more freedom to teach far more effectively.