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  • YES!!! It will help Them and our Nation as a whole

    17 32.08%
  • NO!!! Its just too much to ask

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  • Maybe!!! Please explain

    4 7.55%
  • Home School Them!

    5 9.43%
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    That is the type of homework I meant. And maybe like 10 or 15 math problems to remember how to do them. Nothing much, but something to keep the mind going.

    And for your son if you ever needed to find a good series I suggest the Hardy Boys. Since he is reading Goosebumps he might be a bit old, but the Hardy Boys was the series that really started my love of reading and they are pretty good books.



    Honestly that response was more just personal frustration in the amount of work I have when taking three summer courses. I actually love school, I just needed to vent at the moment. Plus since I haven't had a summer since Junior year in high school I don't really think shifting to a 9-5 job will be that big of an issue. Especially since I held a 9-5 job for 3 straight summers.
    My kid would love the math problems, but I suspect most wouldn't. And although he's young, he's getting to a point where (he doesn't know this ), someday I may no longer be able to help him with his math problems.

    Thanks for the Hardy Boys tip. I'll take him to the bookstore this week.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    No thank you. I don't agree with homework anyway. But when my kid has that long of a holiday, I have my own lesson plans. I'm not going to waste my time with junk like every day math. And I'm a responsible parent. There are a lot more who are not and don't bother helping their kids or nagging them to get it done. If the teacher has a lesson plan, that's their job, not mine.

    My son has to read 3 books this summer, and that's fine. For his first book, he picked a Goosebumps book, so I decorated a few rooms with creepy Halloween stuff. I prefer he reads to me so I know he's getting it done, and this was kind of fun to have Halloween in July. I had forgotten all those skuls and ghouls were up when we had company last week. Oooops.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I did my Masters right after I graduated with the Bachelors. I'm glad I did because I can't imagine going to college during the school year or even in the summer since it would take forever. What are you thinking of getting your Masters in?
    I'm thinkin' a masters in Science Education.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    My son has to read 3 books this summer, and that's fine. For his first book, he picked a Goosebumps book, so I decorated a few rooms with creepy Halloween stuff. I prefer he reads to me so I know he's getting it done, and this was kind of fun to have Halloween in July. I had forgotten all those skuls and ghouls were up when we had company last week. Oooops.
    If he likes Goosebumps, I highly recommend John Bellairs books. What level does he read?


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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    My kid would love the math problems, but I suspect most wouldn't. And although he's young, he's getting to a point where (he doesn't know this ), someday I may no longer be able to help him with his math problems.

    Thanks for the Hardy Boys tip. I'll take him to the bookstore this week.
    I meant to say he might be a bit young to read Hardy Boys. I think I started them in the fourth grade and stopped reading Goosebumps in the second.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Born and raised, the playground is where I spent most of my days.

    I grew up in Cobb, the Smyrna/Austell/Mableton area.
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    We had target for a very small portion of students.
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    Wasn't a lot of that where I taught... generally, we had a pretty good student body... there was a special program for high achieving students, but it was very elite and hard to get into...
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    It would only drive up education costs without accomplishing anything. We became a great nation all this time without year around schooling. It's not the amount of time spent in school nor the funding that is causing the problems; it is the CONTENT of the curriculum and the methods of teaching that are the problem. It is also the bureucratic nightmare involved in education, and the competence of the educators.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It would only drive up education costs without accomplishing anything. We became a great nation all this time without year around schooling. It's not the amount of time spent in school nor the funding that is causing the problems; it is the CONTENT of the curriculum and the methods of teaching that are the problem. It is also the bureucratic nightmare involved in education, and the competence of the educators.
    I would add to that the educational culture in the community and the individual families. If there is no pushing from home, the students often won't push themselves. I was fortunate to have a mother push me to do my homework and respect my teachers even though neither of my parents had yet been to college (my mother has since taken college coursework). I was the first in my immediate family to attend and complete college as a result...
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    I'm just saying....that's how it is in the real world. Salaried means their paid to get the job done, and if that means surrendering that long summer where they can work a second job or goof off some more, too bad.

    Here's an idea!

    Rather than ruining their summer vacation, how about if the kids spend more time in school under instruction during the school year?

    No random half-days off at the whim of the school administrators who want to go fishing, no 9-to-2 scheduling. A straight eight to five day, so they can get used to what life is going to be, and so the teachers can finally find out what it's like for real Americans who actually work for a living.
    First, I don't know many people who work eight to five; second, working those hours don't make you a "real American".

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Absolutely not. At the developmental stage that most kids are at, most need breaks so they do not go on either mental or emotional overload.
    They do get breaks in a year round school. I don't think that the OP was about no breaks, just a year round style. I teach in a year round school divided into 4 ten week terms with a six week summer and three two week breaks. It is fine. It is a great routine and allows kids and families more opportunities for holidays and such as well.
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