Research supports the premise that longer school days improve the overall quality of instruction which can be provided for students. In countries where the school day is longer students gain superior results on standardised tests.
It stands to reason that more hours face to face with studen
Today jobs for children seem to be restricted to doing the paper round a couple of days a week. However decades ago children, even some city kids, played a large role in bringing in harvests a job now taken by migrant workers. Even five years ago many more children were doing part time jobs than the
Traffic congestion is an all too familiar bane in my country, everyday I'm stuck in traffic, amidst buses, cars, and motorbikes. It is a really uncomfortable feeling and I don't know how to get out of it. Terrible!
Young people often feel that they are negatively portrayed by the media. The media gets lots of news stories out of the threat from hoodies, youth knife crime, binge drinking in city centres and ASBOs being slapped on young people. Even some ‘good news’ stories are portrayed negatively such as t
Exam season is now upon us again, and hundreds of thousands of students across the country will be sitting up late at night desperately cramming last minute information in the vain hope that it will somehow result in a better grade. However studies have shown that this method is not a sensible way t
Obesity is a growing epidemic in modern Western society. It is linked to numerous health problems such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, yet is a preventable and curable problem. Should obese people face higher taxes based on their increased likelihood of poor health? Could a tax provide an ince
When the invention of photography was announced in Paris in 1839, the artist Paul Delaroche stated that, “from today, painting is dead”. 169 years of painting since that time have proved Delaroche wrong however the initial announcement did change the way painters approached their art. They moved
‘What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth’ runs a Jewish proverb. Indeed, it would be hard to find an instance where gossip has been celebrated rather than discouraged. Yet, many of us find still find the urge to talk about others irresistible. Perhaps, as an article in S