View Poll Results: Should Kids go to School All Year?

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    No I don't think so. I never had problems with retention over the summer. Keep summers free, especially for students old enough to work. You can learn a lot from your first few summer jobs that you can't learn in school.

    Our problem with schooling in the U.S. is not summer vacation. It's blood sucking teacher's unions making it damn near impossible to fire bad teachers (sure the Unions have their benefits but on the whole they are corrupt) and legislation such as no child left behind (more like, "smart children dumbed down").

    In short, fix bad teaching and bad legislation instead.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    I'll make it as clear as possible.

    F*****ck no.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Naturally, of course, since teachers are salaried, extending the school year through the summer would come at no additional cost to the taxpayer.
    I wouldn't bet on that.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I wouldn't bet on that.
    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.

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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.
    For me, putting a child into what we call schools, for one day, is bad enough.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I think we all understand that. During the school year, kids don't go to school every day.
    Then why did you vote no and say they needed a break from time to time? They WOULD get breaks.


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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Naturally, of course, since teachers are salaried, extending the school year through the summer would come at no additional cost to the taxpayer.
    I wouldn't be opposed to that. Although, the unions would say that teachers right now are only paid for 9 months, not 12.


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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    What the Captain said. Absolutely not. Let kids be kids, ffs. They need breaks. Kids are not adults. Hell, even adults need a vacation every so often.
    Exactly. Kids are already stressed out these days due to school, social pressure, etc. They deserve a break from the horrid social settings that go on in schools.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    No. Of course not. They need to spend some time away from their spoon-feeding mind adjusters and have the freedom to explore their worlds on their own.
    This is one of the best posts I have ever read
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    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.
    This is ignorant. Teachers have to make lesson plans and grade all sorts of assignment. They have to deal with parents as well. Teachers work as much as any other individual. If you think it's so easy maybe you should give it a try (sounds like you're a bit envious of their 'easy' job).

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