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SharpeJasmine

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #105 on: March 20, 2012, 07:50:27 pm »
I think they should reduce the days to 4.


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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #106 on: March 20, 2012, 07:53:53 pm »
i think they should stay at 5 days week -  -daycare is costly enough 2-i work 5 days a week

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #107 on: March 20, 2012, 11:40:23 pm »
The kid in my is screaming "four days a week all the way!"  I'm out of school, and I remember hating the fact that the weekend was all too short. When I went to college we only had a four day week and I felt like a lot of pressure was lifted off my shoulders. I also made way better grades. School isn't just education, its social  interaction and a million other things I can't think of at the moment. Trying to cram as much information inside a student's head usually has a negative result. However, I understand that in order to keep up with other countries and have functioning world citizens, we need to do something with the educational system here in the U.S.  Maybe a good compromise to this is to have the last week of the month "Friday-free" on a regular basis. Give the kids something to look forward to. Even a small change like that will improve mood and I think will show up in better grades.   :cat:

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i think children should go to school 5 days a week and also join activies after school to keep children out of trouble.

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I agree to keep the 5 days and not change it.

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Im a student and i agree with the 5 days a week schedule. maybe its because i have been used to it for so long.  :thumbsup:

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5 days is fair enough

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I home school my lil guy because in school he was bullied everyday and once they tryed to push his head down a toilet and thats when i said no more public school for now. The principal and I had meetings and I just was tired of the excuses. My son could have drowned and died that day if other kids didnt speak up. I have seen a change in him with no more nightmares and no biting his nails down to nubbs. No more saying Mom can u change my school...which u have to go to school in area. Im am pleased with his education learning as he is learning so much more. In public school they didnt really teach history or science as he is in 3rd grade. With home school he has learned about Davinci and many other things that I never seen in class curriculum. They have taken arts out of school and he is learning arts and he does music along with learning a second language. It also helps me to learn some things or relearn as an adult.

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Good job!   :thumbsup:

I home school my lil guy because in school he was bullied everyday and once they tryed to push his head down a toilet and thats when i said no more public school for now. The principal and I had meetings and I just was tired of the excuses. My son could have drowned and died that day if other kids didnt speak up. I have seen a change in him with no more nightmares and no biting his nails down to nubbs. No more saying Mom can u change my school...which u have to go to school in area. Im am pleased with his education learning as he is learning so much more. In public school they didnt really teach history or science as he is in 3rd grade. With home school he has learned about Davinci and many other things that I never seen in class curriculum. They have taken arts out of school and he is learning arts and he does music along with learning a second language. It also helps me to learn some things or relearn as an adult.



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Why not just reduce the requirement to one day a week.  Kids in the US are so stupid and uncompetative academically against kids in many other countries that it doesn't really matter anyway, why waste the money trying to teach them anything?  One day a week will be enough to teach them how to text messages in their abbreviated format, u-no?

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Work week.....perhaps, I know some people that will work 4 days/10 hr weeks....school, not so much-a lot to cram in, plus, many already go until June, which is super late....and yes, keeping kids in school is better than letting them hang out on the streets, etc....

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5 days they need to be at school to learn and most people's schedules are for 5 day a week school.

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No I do not think reducing the number of days is a good idea. The overall national drop out rate is growing. I really think some children should go to school a half a day on Saturday.

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  I think they need to stay at 5 days a week.  If some children are still not learning and behind, maybe they need some "special help", tutoring or some other after school mentoring.  I also feel year round school would be better with several vacation periods of 2 or 3 weeks.  When  school starts after summer vacation, teachers have to spend the first several weeks, reteaching what the students learned the year before because with no formal learning or review time they have forgotten a lot.  The people that wanted an extra 1/2 day, that would cost a lot to open the schools for that time, with I feel very little value.  Take the 1/2 day to get your children in things not offered in school: fine arts, physical education, foreign languages,  zoos and animals, space camps, your own cultural heritage, religion, anything that really interests your child.  Recharging time is necessary too for everyone....time to do nothing but just be a kid!   If they have that to look forward to they will do better in the regular school classes and activities.                     

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No, because most parents will have to find someone to take care of their kids all day on that day off while they are at work. 

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