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  • NO!!! Its just too much to ask

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  • Maybe!!! Please explain

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightwingnutjob View Post
    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).
    I'm definitely envious. Great benefits, school is out by four o'clock at the max, breaks during the day, hardly any college debt (or at least there shouldn't be). Sounds very nice. Not to mention a union that makes ridiculous demands on your behalf. Hmmmm I may have to reconsider law school...
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Should Kids go to School All Year?

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    No, however they should be involved in things that take up as much time as school.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helvidius View Post
    I'm definitely envious. Great benefits, school is out by four o'clock at the max, breaks during the day, hardly any college debt (or at least there shouldn't be). Sounds very nice. Not to mention a union that makes ridiculous demands on your behalf. Hmmmm I may have to reconsider law school...
    Offtopic: But you may want to really reconsider as I was reading a couple days ago about Judge Judy makes $45 million a year. She does 52 epi. a year so that is like she is making almost a million per show.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Was never particularly attracted to the idea. I enjoy the notion of summer breaks.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Should Kids go to School All Year?

    I've always found the idea appealing.
    It's difficult for many parents to afford summer care for their children while they work.
    Disadvantaged children sometimes don't eat proper meals, except at school; abused children can be neglected or beaten bloody with impunity during the summer, because nobody in authority will see them for two months.
    Keeping schools open year-round would keep all school employees- not just teachers, but hourly workers as well- employed twelve months a year.
    I don't see the point of children having such a long break; it doesn't prepare them very well for adult life, where it's unlikely they'll ever have two and a half month "breaks", at least not voluntarily.

    I don't see the downside, frankly. Although I haven't read this thread yet, and I'm too tired to right now.
    Maybe tomorrow I'll read it and get a better idea of why some people might oppose year-round school.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    I think it's a good idea, we do it here in Oz, and contrary to CC's argument, kids don't go insane. In my state, it's roughly 10 weeks of schooling, then a 2 week break, except over Christmas, when its a 6 week break
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    This idea comes up from time to time, and it never pans out.

    I dropped out of high school when I was 17 because I was finding it unbearable to work within that system. I dropped out at a point that I only had a few more courses left so I could make it up with correspondence, but I guarantee you that if summer school was mandatory I would have dropped out immediately at 16. Summer times were the only time where I had a chance to relax and try to do other things with my life that I enjoyed, and not have to worry about academia.

    I wholeheartedly disagree with academic die hards who think that schooling is the best thing in the world for kids and that kids just need more school. Too much school produces children who are square and have no real world skills.

    Also, I think kids are getting more and more bored at school because technology outside of school is increasing their processing speed. Look at the kinds of video games and computer interactions kids are having now; and then they go to school and are expected to sit there for hours being talked at. The way we teach children has to change to become more interactive and dynamic, because that is the way the outside world is becoming.

    I really would not be where I am today without the real world experience I gained from being OUT of school.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Then why did you vote no and say they needed a break from time to time? They WOULD get breaks.
    Because the extended summer vacation break is helpful for them to reset and manage where they are developmentally. I think I was clear about that.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    No, I don't believe it should be year round. I wouldn't mind a longer school year and a longer school day, but year-round is too much. Two weeks break for Christmas/New Year and the customary week-long breaks for winter and spring and a one-month summer vacation are necessary both for students AND for teachers...

    Let's not turn these kids into studying machines like they do here in East Asia. It truly isn't healthy...
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I voted that we homeschool them :P
    Would be nice to have the resources to do that... I supplement what they get at school with stuff at home...
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