country where students attend school just four days a week, a cost-saving tactic gaining popularity among cash-strapped districts struggling to make ends meet. The 4,000-student district started shaving a day off its weekly school calendar last year to help fill a $1 million budget shortfall.
It was that or lay off 39 teachers the week before school started, said Superintendent Susan Clark.
"We're treading water," Clark said as she stood outside the headquarters of her seven-school district. "There was nothing else for us to do."
The results? Test scores went up.
Laying off 39 teachers is bad for the 39 teachers but you don't eliminate a school day for 4,000 students to save jobs for 39 teachers. Too bad for them. Schools should think more about students and not worry about having to elimiinate teaching jobs.
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If they can lay off the social programs and focus on reading, mathematics, science, history, and physical education~ Then I think it is a GREAT idea. But how do you do that when you have teachers and government wanting the schools to set and teach curriculum of social-justice programs that should be left for the parents/families/etc....
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