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If a four day school week was properly implemented than it could be a positive answer for both students and educators. If students' time out of school could be limited to the three day weekend, it would not be a bad solution. Students would not lose time in class due to extracurriculars and non-educational assemblies and osts would be saved in regards to bussing, energy used and cafeteria costs.
Unfortunately, with parents working at least five day work weeks many families will not be able to provide childcare for the days when they are not home. Also, those extracurriculars might never go away since "little Johnny" won't be able to go to Honor's chorus unless the school provides transportation and a chaperone. With our current economic situation where families are struggling with decreased income, the children will suffer.
Basically, until our society is willing to make families responsible for providing, monitoring and raising their own children regardless of its effect on the children, a four day school week is unlikely to benefit the students.
im a student at my high school and honestly i dont think we should move to four day school weeks cause we wouldnt have much of a summer eather which means good luck parents i mean theres day care and alot of parents think that is all school is is a big dare care but its not we do a lot more than what out parents did back in school the world is changein get used to it cause schools only gonna change way more and all we would get to do is go to school longer in the day so it would be like wed get up and go to school come home eat do homework and go to bed we wouldnt have much of a life except on weekends. i think we should stay with a five day week
Our country is floundering and our spoiled rotten kids are going under with it. No discipline in the classroom, watching TV, playing with cell phones, playing video games, doing gangs, doing drugs, sniffing glue, and NOT reading books is causing failure among children. Not to mention loser parents. Keep it up America, but in the end you will succumb to the likes of China and a few other questionable countries whose children are becoming engineers while our become quitters along with their parents who whine about a President's speech and anything that may upset little Johnnie!
If parents can't take care of their children they shouldn't be having them. Period. Education always seems to the focal point of the four versus five day week, however our children are pushed too hard. Maybe if parents would quit signing up their children for every possible after school activity then there would be more time for studying. I miss the old endless summers that allows weeks of fossil hunting, geology trips, forts,fishing and music! We are going the wrong way already trying to play catch up to the rest of the world by assigning their supposed education levels to our own. Kids are meant to be dirty and tired and full of exploration, not mindless pre-Phd's that graduate from college at 21 and can't find a job.
more kids farmed out to daycares! Loveley society we live in today.
It may be the way you type or age. But whatever the reason may be, you show that we should still have 5 days. Eliminate, enough, explode, and the fact that if you take off you day there will be 4, are all mistakes you made in this statement. We should stick to routine and have kids/young adults working on their grammer and math. Those are two important subjects in life and should be studied regularly.
Our hometown school district teachers are often frustrated with school activities-related absences. Sports, drama, FFA, music and the like require early release times to make it across our vast state. A four-day school week not only saves on bussing, but would increase instructional time in each day. Additionally, students would be free to travel on Fri and Sat, without compromising family, instructional, or sleep time.
yes kids in Texas start school at 7:45 and they are too tired and then tired all day. It is just a system of childcare called education. How can kids learn when all they want to do is sleep or eat the breakfast they missed.
Americans work too much and expect kids to do boring school work for five days and homework everynight and on the weekend. There is no time for reading for pleasure and imaginative play. A four day week where the child reads on the fifth day and journels and plays is a good solution. Pleasure reading and writing have died for most in our busy society. These two skills will increase test scores more that a day or babysitting (school). If society worked less, we would have less stress and be more content and able to work hard on the four days of school.
Are you a school counselor? I think if students who are being neglected at home, should talk with you on how they can better their situations at home. I believe you could really give some great advice.
Some parents work on weekends, nights, during the week and weekends, single and simply can't meet for a parent-teacher conference. These might be excuses to you but people who don't have children do not understand a parent who can't always be there for their child. Your right, some parents are too busy to interact with their children because their just too tired and busy, but the parents who work and are invovlved in their child's school performance need to be recognized. Many parents will have to place their children in daycare and adjust their schedule of work, many will have no choice but have their child stay home alone or have relatives, who most likely has no teaching credentials, take care of these kids who are in a 4-day school program.