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Christian teachers against plans to extend school year

Schoolchildren in England should spend longer in the classroom and get shorter holidays.

That's the view of the Education Secretary Michael Gove, who says the current system is out of date.

He wants longer school days and term times, like in some East Asian nations where children benefit from extra tuition and support from teachers.

Clive Ireson is the Director of Strategy for the Association of Christian Teachers.

He told Premier's News Hour, longer hours won't necessarily lead to better quality of education:

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