Here’s the list of the kids taking part, and a seperate post where you can leave questions for them.
All week long the BBC’s Hunger to Learn series has heard about the extraordinary efforts that children make to get to school. And some people have responded by asking a question that may surprise you – and that is whether we’re over-educating our kids? Are there times when helping your family or getting a job should take priority over getting to school… and is there any point studying right through to university, if there aren’t any jobs to do when you graduate?
We did a programme from the Civicus conference a couple of years ago and the young delegates there wanted us to ask the question ” are we over-educated?” – well, it’s come up again.
Do we place too much importance on school education and not on life skills ?
(BTW, did you see this story recommending kids in the UK shouldn’t start proper schooling til the age of 6 ?)