Skip to comments.Danish children enter fourth week of no school
Posted on 04/24/2013 8:27:56 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Grandparents are being roped into help, companies are turning themselves into temporary crèches, and employees are being forced to take leave as Denmark enters its fourth week of a teacher lockout.
Since 1 April, around 875,000 children, aged from six to 16 years, have been unable to attend school after a breakdown in talks between the teachers union and local government over the setting of working conditions for the coming years.
The deadlock, affecting 69,000 teachers, has had profound effects in a society where it is normal for both parents to work.
The standoff is over the length of time teachers should work. Kommunernes Landsforening (KL), representing municipalities that employ the teachers, wants school principals to have the power to decide how much time a teacher spends teaching, on lesson preparation, on evaluation and other duties.
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So, that would be the 4th week they are safe from govt indoctrination then. Sounds like a good thing.
Regrettably, it doesn’t mean undoing the damage to the traditional family that has already been done.
Meanwhile, the UK is making suggestions of lengthening the school year and day. They may want to pay attention to the Danish before they consider it too closely.
Yeah, in any case they do “lean” towards socialist society don’t they.
If they stay on strike for another 4 years, the students’ level of education will begin to descend towards the level of America’s inner city schools.
Something interesting about these Scandinavians... they cancel classes too easily.
Justin Bieber shows prompt Norwegian schools to reschedule exams
Several Norwegian schools have rescheduled this month’s mid-term examinations to avoid a conflict with Justin Bieber’s arrival in Oslo. Five schools in the fishing port of Ålesund decided to adjust their timetable to accommodate local Beliebers who planned to attend the singer’s gigs.
“We find it regrettable, but we preferred to move forward the Norwegian exams to avoid problems,” Roar Aasen, headmaster at Blindheim secondary school, told AFP. Like the other schools in Ålesund, Blindheim feared that dozens of their students would skip their exams to make the seven-hour trek to Oslo, where Bieber will perform on 16 and 17 April.
About half of the girls at Aasen’s school planned to attend Bieber’s shows, according to NRK. “We considered that this was a battle that we could not win,” Aasen said. He and other headmasters decided to change the schedule “three or four months ago”, he explained, “when we found out many students had already bought their tickets”.
As the country’s officials learned last year, Bieber is extremely popular in Norway. The Canadian star caused pandemonium in downtown Oslo when he played an outdoor gig in May 2012; while police strained to control the crowd, the concert ballooned into one of the largest in Norwegian history.
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Oy vey?! Can they keep this POS?
My poor deranged daughter likes this loser. She also knows that there is no way on this earth I will pay for a ticket for her to see him. Actually no girls from her school went and saw him when he was here a while back.
PATCO the bachelor’s children!
Worked for Reagan when he had to deal with a union.
Another reason to HOMESCHOOL - if the teachers go on strike, your kids can still learn.
The Danes are getting a lesson -- on UNIONS!!