As a teacher I think it would be great. there was an article in the paper mentioning that our county might go to a 4 day a week school week to cut on various costs.
Do you like the 4 day a week? What's easier or harder?
Answer by momofsaee at 8:31 PM on Mar. 14, 2009
Answer by aly38914290 at 8:36 PM on Mar. 14, 2009
As a teacher I think 4 day a week school is a terrible idea. I agree with the points made by the PP. Also, as a teacher I cannot stress enough that adding a couple of hours to the school day will NOT made up for one missed day of school a week. Students can't be expected to be productive in school for that long each day. They need a break.
It's been talked about here too, but what no one seems to mention is there is a federal guideline for 180 school days per year. School districts can't just decide to switch to 4 day weeks, it would take changes to the legislature to make that happen.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 8:43 PM on Mar. 14, 2009
Answer by ap9902 at 11:37 PM on Mar. 14, 2009
Answer by charisma10 at 7:28 AM on Mar. 15, 2009
I don't know. On a selfish level, I'd love it as a teacher, but I agree with Maureen.....it won't help the absentee issues. If the kid misses one day now, it will be harder. If the kid misses more than that...... I think it would be hard to keep attention and excited with and extra hour or more added to the day. It may be cost effective, but at what price? I also think the 180 days of school can be broken down by minutes per subject. We have that listing allotment to go by too. Who knows? I just don't think it would fix everything, and would only help financial aspects. The kids need us, and the fixing of debt does not consider their needs, the families, and so much more that isn't on paper.
Answer by Teachermom01 at 9:35 AM on Mar. 15, 2009
Answer by DezerayStewart at 11:55 PM on Mar. 15, 2009
Answer by scooterpooter at 5:06 PM on Jul. 22, 2009