So Obama thinks what our children need is longer school days..Yeah I can see that going over real well..as if 7 or so hours a day isnt enough..
I think it would do our children better to actually find out the real issues in our public schools and work on them..
Starting with trashing the far left agenda they have been shoving down their throats for years..
but imo most kids would never go for longer school days its too much
Answer by mancosmomma at 4:55 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 4:18 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
Answer by vbruno at 4:30 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
"Now, I know longer school days and school years are not wildly popular ideas," the president said earlier this year."
BO does want them to go a longer day. He wants them to be in school until "supper time". Education does not appear in the Constitution anywhere. It is reserved for the states. The feds have no say in education. States just have to say "no thank you" to the money they are offered if they will just follow the rules to get it - just like No Child Left Behind. Several states declined and don't have to follow those guidelines. He is overstepping his authority.
Answer by jesse123456 at 4:37 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:39 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
"Those hours from 3 o'clock to 7 o'clock are times of high anxiety for parents," Duncan said. "They want their children safe. Families are working one and two and three jobs now to make ends meet and to keep food on the table."
Sounds like they are talking like a longer school day to me.
Answer by QuinnMae at 4:42 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
How do they plan on paying for it? Tax payers can afford to be forced to buy government approved health insurance, pay cap and trade taxes, AND have a hike in taxes for longer school days. This administration is determined to break the backs of the middle class.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:45 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 4:46 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
Answer by Laura1229 at 4:52 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 4:54 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
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