I'm neither a parent nor a child but even I can see flaws in the idea of changing the school week.
Cut the number of school days, and what happens to the working parents? They end up loosing pay, loosing their job or having to pay out for child care. Parents end up paying!
If they go for increasing the number of hours in the school day, and reducing to four, what would be the effects on the child? Would it mean they can't take it all in or would a greater proportion of their schooling end up just 'filling in time', therefore affecting their education.
If they raise the school age to 6yrs, again the parents pay - in more child care.
Whichever way you look at it, the parents are going to have to pay, and they are struggling at the moment, usually.
Also, how much more will the parents be expected to contribute towards books, stationery etc?
Seems to me the Gvmt can overspend when they like, then get the public to pay the penalty, whichever way you look at it.
Someone, please show me a more positive perspective on this country and the way they are trying to sort out their mess.