I can promise that homework in primary schools will disappear – said Dorota Łoboda, an MP from the Civic Coalition, in “One on One”, who spoke on TVN24 about the coalition’s post-election plans for changes in education. She expressed hope that the subject of history and the present will disappear from the curriculum from the new school year.
Saturday’s edition of “One on One” was devoted to education issues and the changes planned by the post-election coalition in this regard. Dorota Łoboda, an MP from the Civic Coalition, leader of the “Parents Against Education Reform” movement and president of the “Parents Have a Voice” foundation, talked to Marcin Zaborski about this topic.
She talked, among other things, about the announcement of the abolition of homework in primary schools. – Of course, this is not such a simple move and it will not take a week to implement this decision. However, yes, we will actually move away from housework, she said.
As she noted, “it must be a comprehensive change combined with slimming down the core curriculum and additional classes at school.”
– We will move away from this homework, but as I say, this cannot happen with a regulation and order for teachers. Of course there will be guidelines, of course we will reduce the amount of homework, but I cannot imagine a situation where a minister comes and tells all teachers: from today you cannot assign homework at all, said Łoboda.
– We are aware that everyone who has even a little knowledge of what education looks like knows that it cannot be the case that, for example, there will be no books to read at home. There is no way that you won’t be able to read at least one chapter or remember English words. We would then really take this situation to absurdity, she added.
At the same time, the MP emphasized that she is a “big supporter of quitting housework.” – I can promise that this homework in primary schools will disappear. Not for St. Nicholas Day, but I am convinced that this model will change and we will no longer sit with our children for hours on homework, she declared.
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The MP was also asked about the future of the school subject history and the present. She expressed hope that it would disappear from the curriculum from the new school year.
– We know that this cannot happen in the middle of the year, but September is a good time, especially since this subject has not become particularly entrenched in schools – she said.
– It is realistic that this subject will not be available from the new school year. Of course, a comprehensive change of the core curriculum does not happen in such a short time, but the elimination of an unnecessary and harmful subject, or a profound modification of what students learn within it, is possible – emphasized the TVN24 guest. She emphasized that “the core curriculum and the textbooks that accompanied it must be thrown away.”
At the same time, she added that she was in favor of restoring social knowledge. – However, perhaps we should add elements of modern history to this subject, because I actually agree with the diagnosis that the same thing happens in secondary and primary schools, we never reach the latest events in history, we never reach the latest achievements in literature , although it is this recent history that has the greatest impact electionsthat we are taking today, she added.
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