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Author Topic: Four Days of School a Week.  (Read 2903 times)

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Four Days of School a Week.
« on: July 05, 2011, 06:12:00 pm »
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Re: Four Days of School a Week.
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2011, 06:23:54 pm »
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Marion County, FL passes three-day weekends starting in 2012.

 
Love it! Always thought it'd be better to have slightly longer days for a slightly longer weekend.
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Re: Four Days of School a Week.
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2011, 06:25:14 pm »
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Love it! Always thought it'd be better to have slightly longer days for a slightly longer weekend.

 
I'm insanely jealous. I wish things had been this easy when I was in school.
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Re: Four Days of School a Week.
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2011, 07:43:05 pm »
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I'm insanely jealous. I wish things had been this easy when I was in school.

 
I don't know, what I've seen my kids doing (and I was in a good school system) is at least equal to what I was doing in school, if not more.

On the other hand, this is going to play hell with families' child care arrangements, since, serious, school also does play a role as taxsupported childcare as well as taxsupported education.
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Re: Four Days of School a Week.
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2011, 07:43:27 pm »
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Now we'll see how many other counties in other states follow suit, thanks to the budgets cuts hitting the educational systems. And then we'll get to see if this really saves money, or only causes other problems (as pointed out in the article, with learning retention issues as only one possibility).

Sounds good to the students at first I'm sure, until they realize they'll be in classes for over an hour more each of those four days, to make up for not having the fifth one.
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Re: Four Days of School a Week.
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2011, 10:31:01 am »
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I don't know, what I've seen my kids doing (and I was in a good school system) is at least equal to what I was doing in school, if not more.

On the other hand, this is going to play hell with families' child care arrangements, since, serious, school also does play a role as taxsupported childcare as well as taxsupported education.

 
Yeah, my first thought was "working parents will HATE THIS"

... and stay at home ones might too.  *twitch*

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Re: Four Days of School a Week.
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2011, 04:14:57 pm »
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I'm insanely jealous. I wish things had been this easy when I was in school.


I don't know, I like my five-day weeks. Same as I don't mind getting six weeks of summer holiday, rather than two and a half months, so that I keep getting my week-long half term breaks through the year, and never get too tired. (Isn't that the reverse of what students there will have to do?)
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Re: Four Days of School a Week.
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2011, 04:21:29 pm »
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I don't know, I like my five-day weeks. Same as I don't mind getting six weeks of summer holiday, rather than two and a half months, so that I keep getting my week-long half term breaks through the year, and never get too tired. (Isn't that the reverse of what students there will have to do?)

 
The biggest problem is see is with working parents and childcare,  on the other hand, from about the 6the grade on up kids most kids can stay home friday without supervision, nevertheless, it is still problematic.
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Re: Four Days of School a Week.
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2011, 04:36:42 pm »
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The biggest problem is see is with working parents and childcare,  on the other hand, from about the 6the grade on up kids most kids can stay home friday without supervision, nevertheless, it is still problematic.


Can they? Props to them. Here it is illegal to leave a kid under 14 at home unsupervised. I was halfway into Year 9 when my parents could legally pop out to the supermarket and leave me home alone.
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Re: Four Days of School a Week.
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2011, 04:38:09 pm »
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Can they? Props to them. Here it is illegal to leave a kid under 14 at home unsupervised. I was halfway into Year 9 when my parents could legally pop out to the supermarket and leave me home alone.

 
6th grade (11/12 years old) seems awfully young to me for a full day without supervision anyway.
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Re: Four Days of School a Week.
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2011, 05:25:31 pm »
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6th grade (11/12 years old) seems awfully young to me for a full day without supervision anyway.


where I am, 11 is too young,  12 is stay by yourself age, 13 is babysitting age.
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Re: Four Days of School a Week.
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2011, 05:50:35 pm »
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6th grade (11/12 years old) seems awfully young to me for a full day without supervision anyway.

 
I started staying home by myself when I was in 5th grade I believe.  I know I did when I was in 6th grade.

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Re: Four Days of School a Week.
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2011, 11:26:22 pm »
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6th grade (11/12 years old) seems awfully young to me for a full day without supervision anyway.

 
Of course it is always subjective according to just how responsible an 11/12 can be or is.  And how the parent feels about it.
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Re: Four Days of School a Week.
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2012, 09:08:49 pm »
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where I am, 11 is too young,  12 is stay by yourself age, 13 is babysitting age.


My brother and I were responsible for ourselves by the time I was 9, him 13. My mother put the fear of the gods into us if we broke her rules though.

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Re: Four Days of School a Week.
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My brother and I were responsible for ourselves by the time I was 9, him 13. My mother put the fear of the gods into us if we broke her rules though.

 
I was 9, babysitting my 2 year old sister.  We also knew to fear the divine wrath of Mom.  Not exactly smart to leave kids alone when they're that young imo, and I don't agree with 'divine wrath' as a parenting style either.
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