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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 06:32:11 pm »
As a teacher I think that school should be 5 days a week. It is hard enough to get in all the material that we are to teach in the normal 5 day week, it would be impossible to get it in if we went to 4 day weeks.

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 07:15:22 pm »
:)

If it is due to state budget constraint, then maybe they should prolong the hours in school with a few added hours a day to make up the normal 5 days/week schedule. Donít know if that can be possible.  :dontknow: Since you asked, what do you think about it?  :)

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010, 02:02:43 pm »
NO WAY...kids need 5 days a week!  Before we moved on post to military housing our children used to attend public schools...they learned A LOT and were excited about learning!  Since we have moved here on post our kids attend school 5 days per week, but EVERY Wednesday they have a half of a day...not to mention ANYTIME there is a holiday or reason to have a day off, they close school...I have seen a HUGE difference in my children and will be putting them back in public schools next year, even if I have to drive them myselfs...Education is SO important these days!!!!

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010, 02:23:13 pm »
It would be really hard on working families that can't afford daycare.

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2010, 02:34:59 pm »
:)
I'm a grandmother of 4  and I really think they shoud not change to 4 days a week, they have to cram too much as it is, don't forget that some college kids have commited suicide because of the pressure.
Kids don't have it any easier now, their curriculum is jam packed so why make it more difficult? :heart:

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2010, 01:11:15 pm »
It would be really hard on working families that can't afford daycare.

What do these families do in the summers then?

Last I checked, public schools aren't childcare centers.  They're educational institutions.  Somewhere along the way, families got this notion that schools were there to watch their kids all day so they could go work.  While some people have circumstances after having children which force them to work long and/or crazy hours (due to medical bills, loss of a previous job, divorce, etc), many parents have the same jobs they had before having kids.  If they weren't prepared for the costs associated with having children, the fact kids will get sick and need to stay home occasionally (which in turn means THEY need to stay home and use sick/personal days, and not send their kid to school sick so they can save them for a vacation), the fact schools are there for education and not childcare, amongst others, they never should have had kids in the first place.  If both parents are working before having the kids, they need to be prepared to make a sacrifice.  Either they need to realize they are going to have to pony up for childcare if they want to keep their same careers, or one needs to put their career on hold until their child is older if they can't somehow work out the hours to accomodate when they aren't at school if childcare is prohibitive.  Parents are supposed to raise their kids... not teachers, childcare workers, babysitters, friends...

As for 4 days or 5 days?  If the 4 days also means making each day longer to make up for the lost 5th day, it is a horrible idea.  For younger kids, the school day is already long enough.  If schools wanted to go year-round, I think 4 days would be a very good way of breaking up the year for the kids.  Otherwise, I'd think you'd have to have pretty much a week off every 5-6 weeks or so if they were going 5 days still.

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2010, 02:19:33 pm »
Why would you go to 4 days a week?  I don't see any rationale for that.  I don't think children get the education they need anyway, so why take away time for that?  Lengthing the days to make up the time is too hard, especially on the younger children.  My daughter is in second grade, goes to school from 8-2:50, has lunch at 10:30 and is starving when we get home at 3.  There's no way she is learning anything until she eats again. 

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2010, 02:30:31 pm »
reduced school days? why so they can get dumber? it should be 5 days a week 10 hour days and no summer vacations

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2010, 04:28:09 am »
Hah, the last thing kids need is less school.. They're already lazy enough as it is. It should be 6 days a week! >:D

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2010, 08:08:25 am »
School 8 days a week is the way to go. Like they do in Japan, ya know?
Its easy for me to say this now as I am no longer in school.. :angel12: :angel12:
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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2010, 08:12:39 am »
I am not sure of US but in my place, it used to 5.5 days a week. so last half day is very nice. The last day all the people used to engage in playing and hiking etc. Lots of fun in my childhood days.

If Schooldays are reduced, then children need be maintained by the parents. So, necessarily the parents office should also have 4 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 #12 on: November 27, 2010, 08:19:05 am »
It would be really hard on working families that can't afford daycare.

What do these families do in the summers then?

Last I checked, public schools aren't childcare centers.  They're educational institutions.  Somewhere along the way, families got this notion that schools were there to watch their kids all day so they could go work.  While some people have circumstances after having children which force them to work long and/or crazy hours (due to medical bills, loss of a previous job, divorce, etc), many parents have the same jobs they had before having kids.  If they weren't prepared for the costs associated with having children, the fact kids will get sick and need to stay home occasionally (which in turn means THEY need to stay home and use sick/personal days, and not send their kid to school sick so they can save them for a vacation), the fact schools are there for education and not childcare, amongst others, they never should have had kids in the first place.  If both parents are working before having the kids, they need to be prepared to make a sacrifice.  Either they need to realize they are going to have to pony up for childcare if they want to keep their same careers, or one needs to put their career on hold until their child is older if they can't somehow work out the hours to accomodate when they aren't at school if childcare is prohibitive.  Parents are supposed to raise their kids... not teachers, childcare workers, babysitters, friends...

As for 4 days or 5 days?  If the 4 days also means making each day longer to make up for the lost 5th day, it is a horrible idea.  For younger kids, the school day is already long enough.  If schools wanted to go year-round, I think 4 days would be a very good way of breaking up the year for the kids.  Otherwise, I'd think you'd have to have pretty much a week off every 5-6 weeks or so if they were going 5 days still.
i dont know if you have kids or not but i agree with the whole concept parents should raise ther kids and not others but also these days it takes a village to raise kiddos caus lets face it unless you shelter your kids from EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE your not the only role model for them schools do ther job as much as they can, what the whole daycare is about is that the school yr is way longer than summer break and its easier to find a private babysitter for two months than it is to pay daycare expense for ten months especialy if you are paying for more than one child as a mom of 5 its easier for my husband to work and me to stay home my youngest is 3 and my oldest just turned 18 and she graduates in may and i wouldnt change not a second of it not EVER

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2010, 09:05:11 am »
Why reduce the days.  Our kids are already behind the education offered in some other countries.  Do we want it to be worse?  The days are long enough for the kids - I wouldn't think of lenthinging them. 

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Re: should school days be reduced from 5 to 4 days a week?what do you think?
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2010, 11:06:27 am »
The 5.5 days sounds good but I don't have kids so it makes no dif to me at all. If I had kids in school it might make it harder in terms of after-school arrangements.

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