It is not about the kids its about not paying for someone to watch your kid right? you can be honest their is an anon button .
My goodnes I think kids should be free to play to sleep late and hang out side while the weather is nice ,
Of course you need to structure some time to keep their edge but arent they kids ,
or lil Adults
Asked by Anonymous at 4:10 PM on Sep. 27, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by citymama707 at 6:54 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
Answer by AprilDJC at 4:13 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
Answer by AprilDJC at 4:21 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
My kids are in year round school and we love it. We have long breaks throughout the year and don't only go on vacation in the summer or over Christmas. My kids school district is one of the few in the state that is year round and our test scores are much higher. Also graduation rates are much higher. There was a dramatic difference the first year we started. I think a slightly longer day is fine as well my kids go from 8 am 4:30 pm. They hated it at first are used to it now and really enjoy their school. I am a SAHM so it really makes no difference to me. I do want my kids to be well educated and this has worked for them. I don't always make everything about me maybe the OP does.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:30 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
American kids are VERY behind the rest of the world's industrial nations in education. Americans are down right retards compared to Japans kids who can play the violin at 3 like a concert violinist. In West Europe, the kids in 4th grade speak 3 other languages besides their native ones. By HS most of western European kids speak 5 different languages besides their native ones. Americans refuse to learn a different language. And I HATE the idea Mexicans want Americans to learn it just for their mostly illegal asses. but I speak Italian, English, Spanish, German, and 2 dialects of Swiss and I'm American born and bread. My parents loved me enough to get me WELL educated to compete in this world. It's HIGH time Americans stepped up to the world plate and gave our kids the edge so they can succeed as adults.
Answer by vbruno at 4:43 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
Answer by AprilDJC at 4:50 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
Year round schooling doesn't mean more time in school the way it's done in the US. Instead of one long break, the kids get many short ones. You would still need to pay for the same amount of day care. So anyone who supports it for that reason is ill informed.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 5:46 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
Answer by MamiJaAyla at 6:54 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:39 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:40 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
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