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Jury is out on whether the shoeless school a class idea

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Good educational outcomes are determined by dedicated and motivated teachers, well resourced schools and children willing to learn. Suggestions by one teachers' union that letting pupils wear slippers in the classroom improves their performance can only be met with bafflement. If that is all that's needed we could slash the education budget. We've heard of people thinking on their feet, but never seen it proposed as a teaching aid.

Perhaps those mums who were criticised for turning up at school gates wearing pyjamas were just taking this theory a step further. Why wouldn't this comfortable garb make them better parents?

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