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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Yep I played soccer every day for a team and baseball every Tuesday night with a couple of friends at a local park. Plus the 5 books I read a summer and various other math and science things my dad had me do. It wasn't until I was introduced to the addictive thing known as video games that my summers began to change.
    I still remember when I was in high school having to do my summer reading on the plane while on the way to a series of matches somewhere in another part of the US or even in Europe or South America...

    Had no time for video games when I was a kid... too busy with sports...
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Where do you think I went to school?

    Middle school was odd, anyone who passed the reading portion of the Iowa test(?) was exempt from the reading class and could take a foreign language.
    However, they stuffed all of us in the same language arts class.
    Super idiotic, moronic.

    Reading stuff like, "The Most Dangerous Game," took forever because a lot of the kids stumbled or couldn't pronounce the words.
    Georgia?!?! There are some very good schools and teachers there, but the racial policies really do a disservice to education in the state.

    It is insane to NOT separate students based on achievement/ability. I would have absolutely died had I been forced into classes with most of my schoolmates -- I actually enjoyed being in classes where my fellow classmates could read and write at or above grade level -- though having said that, educational achievement in NH is generally MUCH higher than it is in GA.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    I still remember when I was in high school having to do my summer reading on the plane while on the way to a series of matches somewhere in another part of the US or even in Europe or South America...

    Had no time for video games when I was a kid... too busy with sports...
    I remember getting through three books just on the planes when I went to Australia and New Zealand. And the only reason I had time for video games was because a defender came up behind me and did a real dirty slide tackle breaking my leg. If it hadn't been for that and me needing to find something to fill the void I never would have started playing them.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Georgia?!?! There are some very good schools and teachers there, but the racial policies really do a disservice to education in the state.
    Born and raised, the playground is where I spent most of my days.

    I grew up in Cobb, the Smyrna/Austell/Mableton area.

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    It is insane to NOT separate students based on achievement/ability. I would have absolutely died had I been forced into classes with most of my schoolmates -- I actually enjoyed being in classes where my fellow classmates could read and write at or above grade level -- though having said that, educational achievement in NH is generally MUCH higher than it is in GA.
    We had target for a very small portion of students.
    The target kids were "targeted" for bully abuse.
    A lot of us shied away from being in the cross hairs.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Which is why they should be assigned homework over the summer. Nothing much, but enough so they don't get lazy. If I had year round school I might have killed myself.
    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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    You guys are weird.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    As a teacher maybe. As a student who has been in class since last July straight, so a full year I can tell you I am so damn tired of school. That is including the month off I have for Christmas and at least a three day weekend every month.
    What the heck are you going to do when you have to work year round?
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    You guys are weird.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    What the heck are you going to do when you have to work year round?
    Seriously, I haven't had a vacation since I was kid.
    Been laid off but I wouldn't consider that a vacation.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    No, I'm not the norm at my school. One other teacher is always there when I am on Saturdays. Some teachers come in early everyday. Some stay late. I don't know many that work during the summer unless it's summer school which is only 4 weeks.



    I make the average salary in my state. If I didn't have my Masters I would still be at the low end of the pool.



    Elementary. I have my Masters in reading education with a reading specialist endorsement.
    Thanks for the reply Mellie. I'm still trying to decide whether I want my masters right after college or not. I figure if I can't get a job right out I'll go another year and grab my masters. I'm hoping with a degree in secondary ed, a major in biology and a masters I should be all set.

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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.
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    What the heck are you going to do when you have to work year round?
    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.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    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.
    Man, stay in school forever.
    Much easier than years of work with little to no free time.

    Just partially messing with you.
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