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  • Yes, every child should spend more time in school!

    11 29.73%
  • Only the children who need it should spend more time in school.

    9 24.32%
  • No one should spend more time in school

    4 10.81%
  • I can't stand Obama, he makes me sick with his grandiosity

    7 18.92%
  • I believe in unschooling. Schools are brainwashing institutions

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Thread: Longer school day for all to help disadvantaged kids do better?

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    Re: Longer school day for all to help disadvantaged kids do better?

    I would support a longer school day for everyone if (and this is a big if) there was some benefit to it for the average and above-average kids as well. If you're just sticking people in the same classes for longer, I'm against it. But if it's done right, if the kids who need extra help get it, and the kids who don't have extra opportunities that they wouldn't have had before, I'm all for it.
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    Re: Longer school day for all to help disadvantaged kids do better?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    So, should everyone have to go longer, or just those at risk?
    200 day school year for everyone, year round.
    Why won't this happen?
    Teachers unions will oppose the longer work year.

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    Re: Longer school day for all to help disadvantaged kids do better?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Total and utter BULL****. What we need are qualified teachers and a real curriculum that's worth a ****. We don't need longer hours. We need to teach our children information that's worth learning. Homeschoolers prove this every day by using less hours to get more done.
    Only homeschoolers don't have 25-30 kids to teach in 1 hour.
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    Re: Longer school day for all to help disadvantaged kids do better?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    What do you think? Obama was talking about expanding the school year. The reason, apparently, is to help the poor and minority kids and close the gap.

    So, should everyone have to go longer, or just those at risk?


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    Re: Longer school day for all to help disadvantaged kids do better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    What is it about Japan's system that's better in your mind?
    I think the militant way in which Japanese kids are taught that education is essential is what attracts me about Japan's education system. It's almost like a matter of honor to do well in school. But I doubt anything like this would happen in a country that values redneck politicians over those who've gone to university.

    Increasing schooling hours without sufficient funds and with a continual removal of arts ad emphasis being placed on science and tech., creativity declines. A society without creativity cannot innovate, which is why Japan is facing a crisis within the next decade.
    Cut sport plans, remove useless **** like 'home ec.' and music class etc.
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    Re: Longer school day for all to help disadvantaged kids do better?

    Every kid benefits from more school, not just disadvantaged kids. The US education system is falling way behind the rest of the world. This would be a major step towards catching up. Why do students need the summer off anymore anyways? It used to be that they needed to help with the farming... That doesn't make sense anymore. Now most kids have both parents working so they just spend the summer in day care or something. Why not just swap that out for something educational instead?

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    Re: Longer school day for all to help disadvantaged kids do better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I think the militant way in which Japanese kids are taught that education is essential is what attracts me about Japan's education system. It's almost like a matter of honor to do well in school.
    How do you instill this sense of honor in the students?

    But I doubt anything like this would happen in a country that values redneck politicians over those who've gone to university.
    Another bigoted, partisan dig.
    What a surprise.

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    Re: Longer school day for all to help disadvantaged kids do better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    How do you instill this sense of honor in the students?
    Shame them into believing that failure is not acceptable from the minute they hit school.

    Another bigoted, partisan dig.
    What a surprise.
    Partisan? Bigoted? In what sense? Being a redneck isn't a lifestyle....? Is it? Oh are you talking about Sarah Palin?
    Last edited by Hatuey; 11-12-09 at 03:32 PM.
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    Re: Longer school day for all to help disadvantaged kids do better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Shame them into believing that failure is not acceptable from the minute they hit school.
    Funny... that's how it -used- to be.

    Partisan? Bigoted? In what sense?
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    Re: Longer school day for all to help disadvantaged kids do better?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Funny... that's how it -used- to be.
    Mkay?

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    Look up thw words - your answer will be self-evdient.
    Or they would be, should you possess any degree of intellectual honesty.
    So unable to say why it was bigoted, partisan or for that matter - you know - untrue? Oh Goobieman. You're a silly man - why don't you go clean your water guns or something? Adults are speaking.
    Last edited by Hatuey; 11-12-09 at 03:47 PM.
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