More school: Obama would curtail summer vacation

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    More school: Obama would curtail summer vacation
    By LIBBY QUAID (AP) – 12 hours ago
    WASHINGTON — Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack Obama gets his way.
    Obama says American kids spend too little time in school, putting them at a disadvantage with other students around the globe.

    The Associated Press: More school: Obama would curtail summer vacation


    I'm thinking that adding an extra three hours to the school day might just lose the Democrats a little support from the NEA.
     
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    Yeah I'd like the teachers' reactions. Echo, Annie.....
     
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    kids should be in school more or all states should adopt california's rotating schedule. american kids are getting dumber and dumber, especially in math and science, and we already have a generation of really dumb parents and the next one is only going to be worse. other countries paren'ts put their kid's education as their highest priority instead of hollywood, sports, tv, and other stupid shit that american parents do
     
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    I don't think it would...teachers have been saying for a long time that our school year is too short.
     
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    I know a few teachers and while I'm sure there are teachers out there that want a longer school year or a longer school day, no one that I know feels that way. Most of the teachers I know are simply tired of having to teach to the standardized tests.
    MY personal opinion is that the federal government needs to disband the Dept. Of Education and turn things back over to the individual states.
     
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    Meh ... I wouldn't mind, no more having to deal with other peoples brats on the streets of downtown in the middle of the day on nice days.
     
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    We could call it Obama's Boarding School !
     
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    He should pay for it anyway, because here's where I am a hypocrite, I don't want to pay more taxes for year round schools.
     
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    :eek: you mean the rest of the country does not have year round schools?

    The town I live in has (to my knowledge) only one elementary and middle school that is NOT year round ...

    What drives me nuts is the middle school - every Wednesday is early release and once a month is earlier release ... so much for a working parents need to be at work!
     
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    Thank you Vel for that reasonable response.

    This teacher doesn't want a longer day or longer year! We have after school tutoring for kids who need it, and the teachers who want to teach it sign up for it.

    I agree about the Dept. of Ed, it needs to be fixed big time, or each state sets their own mandates. I am NOT a member of the Teachers Union by the way, there are many reasons for that too.

    Something like this will be down the road anyway.............I hope! :eusa_pray:
     
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