No extra school hours, despite promise

A majority of schools are failing to keep a pledge to add extra hours to the school year this year to make up for spring’s national teacher lockout.

After the lock-out ended, local councils said they would spend the estimated billion kroner they saved during the 20-days children were not in school, but just nine councils confirmed that the extra spending this school year would benefit all children.

A further 26 councils said they would target the additional hours. Eighteen councils said they had no plans to give any students extra hours.

Parents and educators said all students deserved to be able to make up the hours they lost last year.

Councils that do not plan to add hours defended the move, saying they had already scheduled more than the minimum number of hours. 


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