More Schools Turn to Extended Days
By: Ellen Delisio (2007)
Hours of test preparation, especially in underperforming schools, has left little time for electives or even some of the un-tested basic subjects. Adding time to the school day and year has helped some schools improve their scores and flesh out their curriculums.
**School districts have taken the initiative with programs similar to what Obama has proposed as a national initiative with great success. This idea is not new nor untested as you will see from the article dates.
Please read the articles (one is a good op ed).
Answer by Anonymous at 11:36 PM on Oct. 1, 2009
They work because they are getting more knowledge put into their heads, and less time in front of the TV or game systems. A quick look at places outside the US that have long school days and year round teaching is enough to convince me even without their test scores (off the chart compared to American kids) that Longer school days and year round teaching works.
Answer by vbruno at 10:32 PM on Oct. 1, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 12:16 AM on Oct. 2, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 12:19 AM on Oct. 2, 2009
I don't believe they want them in school longer for educational purposes. I think they want them longer so they can cram their minds with more political indoctrination crap. If they'd stick to academics they wouldn't need longer days and year round school. It's not going to happen anyway, so nobody has to worry about it. Even if they do start requiring it, my kids are still going to get their summer vacation, I don't care what they say. They're MY KIDS NOT the government's.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:33 AM on Oct. 2, 2009
Answer by Carpy at 5:17 AM on Oct. 2, 2009
My son has to get up for school at 5 am and arrives home at 3:00pm he has to be in bed by 9 to get adequate rest for the next day so if my son were to arrive home from 6 or 7 pm when would he have any family time or home work time eat dinner. How STUBID is that to think of for our kids
Answer by tyme4me2day at 7:40 AM on Oct. 2, 2009
Answer by simplysmiles13 at 8:31 AM on Oct. 2, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:05 AM on Oct. 2, 2009
Answer by Koukla12905 at 9:09 AM on Oct. 2, 2009