I admit I haven't been keeping up but I read that Obama suggested longer school days or longer school years. What's your opinion on this? Do you think that is the key to improving our nation's grades?
I personally feel like the government needs to straighten out the schools and curriculum first, hire more QUALITY teachers, and reduce the student-teacher ratio in the classroom. Of course I know these things are far off from happening, but I think these things would make a much larger impact.
Answer by katanne22 at 11:34 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
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Answer by jbirchard at 9:31 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
ha.... okay. i have taught at a charter school that tried extended school days to test the theory. we already had the kids 7:45-3:30... local pubic school have them 8-3... but we went to 7:30-3:30... it really sucked, being there longer did not equate getting more done, there is an old saying, the brain wont take what the butt cant handle. i think we need to work on ratios, teacher training, i might stand alone here but i support dissolving the union because it keeps bad teachers in schools, universalizing the mandatory state tests to a national test... some tests are way easier than other states... which makes no sense. changing the no child left behind act (like the requirement of 94% attendance, which isnt possible sometimes. other unrealistic requirements that schools lie to meet. ) Also if we look to countries with high scores, they identify and track students for their possible careers young!
Answer by AmaliaD at 9:35 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
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