Australian principals say social-skills classes should be dropped

10/2/2007 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

An Australian survey of primary school principals found most believed their schools were too underfunded to adequately teach the core subjects of English, math and science in addition to classes in manners, nutrition, drug education and financial literacy. "The curriculum is far too crowded," said Australian Principals Association national president Leonie Trimper. "The social responsibilities being placed on primary schools are ever increasing, taking time and resources away from our core business."

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