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ljNana

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2011, 08:26:10 pm »
No. I don't think 28 hours or so is enough time for the kids to learn everythingthey need to know about in a school year.  If anything, I think they need more days .  I wouldn't wish that on any of them, but they really don't need less than 5 days.


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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2011, 08:37:29 pm »
No, i don't believe the school week should be reduced...5 days is adequate and I don't think that it would solve anything...tbh I think it would promote laziness more than anything. However, that does not mean I don't think the school systems are a bit out of whack lol.

IMO all schools should be put on a block schedule. I really don't think that reducing the school week will fix anything. I think the main problem is education boards are too focused on teaching things that really aren't necessary. Children need life skills and values...they need to have fun with their curriculum and the way schools run i feel creates way too much stress. I feel theres a time and a place for certain subjects and requirements of kids and young adults. I feel that kids are being robbed of very vital lessons and that school boards are focused on the wrong things.

If you're not familiar with block schedule, basically what it means is kids take certain classes on certain days..they don't take the same subject everyday (they put this in my school after I graduated...go figure). I feel that classes are too rushed and they try to cram all this info into students heads then send them home with loads of homework cause they didn't finish it in school lol. I don't like homework..it should only be given over certain times, for example kids get a couple weeks off from school, give them some sort of assignment over that break so they can keep their minds goin...but this daily homework thing is crazy. sometimes kids come home and end up working more then getting relaxation time, they have dinner, go to bed around 9 then back to the same routine...its no wonder that kids get so burned out. I've seen kids literally in tears over the amount of work and studying that is required..and these are little kids, at one time they even had a no backpack rule (you had to get the ones on wheels) because of the weight of the books pose a potential risk of back injury...do you really need to send a kid home with that much stuff? :o I think if teachers had more time to focus on a particular subject at one time, students would better understand the material, they would respond better, and not feel rushed...They could get accomplished what they need to and do it all at school, where it should be. Getting to a higher grade lvl of course is a bit different, when I speak of this overworked stressful environment, I'm referring more to the younger kids. Once in high school I do believe that a higher expectation of students is required, they are afterall preparing to face the world and college. I do still think that even on this level a lot of reassessment of curriculum is required.

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2011, 09:23:03 pm »
I think that our youth are already suffering enough with cuts to education. How are we going to continue to have doctors, scientists, and (gasp) teachers if we never educate anyone. Might as well give up now, turn off public utilities, and build stilts for our huts.

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2011, 09:43:20 pm »
No.  My children need as much education as they can get.

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« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2011, 11:22:53 pm »
HA!  ....school should be year round...summers are off because the agrarian societal calendar is still stuck in the planning...kids are just unprepared and the teachers are not skilled

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2011, 05:57:43 am »
For me, I would have learned alot more if I had a 4 day school week because I learned nothing in school. I would have had an extra day to learn if I had a 4 day school week. Mainly in high school because the so called teachers at the high school I went to got there teaching jobs based on there abilities to coach sports, not on teaching

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2011, 06:32:40 am »
School should remain five days a week, especially for those parents who wont be able to afford day care. I also think all schools in the USA should run on the same vacation schedule.And I also agree with the block schedule because with a regular 7 class schedule kids get too much homework and not enough time to understand what they are learning.

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2011, 08:10:37 am »
Absolutely not, kids being out of school, would mean boredom, which would mean looking for things to do, their minds are very influential at this age, and that is why they should be filled with learning, not out on the streets learning all the junk that is out there, but learning healthy stuff. This would be a serious mistake, oh and you would also have to give parents a day off of work, since most the school is their babysitter.

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2011, 08:30:10 am »
i think it should stay at five. students will have less days when they got to college!!

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2011, 08:32:33 am »
Only if we had waaay less breaks. And even then it could make things difficult for parents who work 5 days a week.

In other countries the children are smarter than ours because they are put through more schooling, so I'm confused if you're trying to suggest that our children should be put through less.

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #40 on: January 17, 2011, 09:09:29 am »
4 days providing the days were made longer.

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #41 on: January 17, 2011, 09:50:14 am »
No it should stick to 5 days.

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2011, 11:20:53 am »
Kids are overworked as far as school goes. I think 1 less day of school per week would actually help them learn better & want to go to school more. I know my son is exhausted by the weekend & a lot of the time he has homework over the weekend. Too much just burns them out & makes them hate school.

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2011, 12:15:58 pm »
Keeping school days at 5 days a week is the best option. Sure 4 day a week school schedule would help the school districts save money but in the long run i believe it will hurt the students. you are cutting down time to teach the students. so unless we are goinng to add an extra 2 hours to eacch school day then we need to keep 5 day school weeks.

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #44 on: January 17, 2011, 12:18:24 pm »
no no no. I think where I  live kids should go to school six days. The children around where I  live don't have any respect.

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