Chantelle Prince
Chantelle Prince

Children are people now, not just potential on legs!
10 minutes is definately not enough time for lunch! School is meant to benefit the children not just get them out of thier parents way! At least for primary school, hours should not be extended, play is childrens work.
For the teenagers, if hours are extended then homework should either decrease or be what they are doing in those extra hours. Give the kids more choices, its always easier to excel in what you are interested in. Time to...

Children are people now, not just potential on legs!
10 minutes is definately not enough time for lunch! School is meant to benefit the children not just get them out of thier parents way! At least for primary school, hours should not be extended, play is childrens work.
For the teenagers, if hours are extended then homework should either decrease or be what they are doing in those extra hours. Give the kids more choices, its always easier to excel in what you are interested in. Time to debate and investigate issues facing the world would be great for older kids.

Mtn Herman
Mtn Herman
  • Chantelle Prince

for sure ! you are totally right! anyway how are u doing? nice to meet.

Chantelle Prince
Chantelle Prince
  • Chantelle Prince

Thanks :D I'm doing pretty good. It may be that more parents would be opposed to longer school hours if they were'nt under financial pressure and employer pressure to work long hours. This would surely be moreso in a nation without much social welfare to fall back on. I do not understand women who fob off thier babies to strangers so they can go to work, stuff the mortgage, the kids are more important!

Chantelle Prince
Chantelle Prince
  • Chantelle Prince

The kinder we treat our kids the kinder the following generation will be

Jim Ingersoll
Jim Ingersoll

First determine where the low achievement scores are, then fill in the gaps with... hi intensity..hi interest..hi results curriculum activities. If a kid can memorize every level of a video game and still can’t memorize the times tables..it tells you something about the teaching and the curriculum.

Rachel Limas
Rachel Limas
  • Jim Ingersoll

Oh boy... That was a kick in the pants!! lol Indy can't seem to retain the times tables. So we started counting by numbers. After 6 yrs of doing times tables you would think he would get it! But he forgets every summer, even with esy. sigh... I really like my Aunt's idea of using it for teaching real life skills... coping skills, "street smarts," skills for home life and job interviews! They also need to know what their options are if they need help. Role playing and excursions for...

Oh boy... That was a kick in the pants!! lol Indy can't seem to retain the times tables. So we started counting by numbers. After 6 yrs of doing times tables you would think he would get it! But he forgets every summer, even with esy. sigh... I really like my Aunt's idea of using it for teaching real life skills... coping skills, "street smarts," skills for home life and job interviews! They also need to know what their options are if they need help. Role playing and excursions for practicing those skills would improve everything else for kids. When they have confidence in themselves, the whole world opens up to them!!! I wish they had put social/life skills as an option!!

Samuel Roth
Samuel Roth

3 week summer break--balance of time in school-- parents should be responsible and raise their children--don't expect the school system to be a substitute for parenting--- find time to spend with offspring and encourage them to achieve educational goals--Support teachers!

Angela Renee' Hembree
Angela Renee' Hembree
  • Samuel Roth

Agreed what has happened and why would we be even considering this is terrible thing for our children REALLY!!!!!

Deanna Cayton Timon
Deanna Cayton Timon

Longer Hours of School they Would Be Burnt Out! I Had Voted on Science by accident Meant to Vote on ARTS! Thank you! ~

Deanna Cayton Timon
Deanna Cayton Timon
  • Deanna Cayton Timon

Hello, Jennie! Yes of course Welcome, Aboard! ;-))

Nancy DeLyra Graham
Nancy DeLyra Graham

I think the school day is long enough, lunch is rushed and recess time is short, they need a little more down time to blow off some steam.

Brenda Rochelle
Brenda Rochelle

Our fourth graders go from 7:30 to 3:15. Long enough days for students.

Leona Thellend
Leona Thellend

where I live my kids would be coming home at 8pm.

Beatriz Ana Lifschitz
Beatriz Ana Lifschitz

No era que pensaban sacar las extracurriculares por materia de costos? Ahora extenderan los días de clase? No entiendo la forma de pensar en YANKILANDIA.

Kirsten Sasaki Ostrofsky

A longer school day is not a cure-all for what is ailing the school system...neither is standardized testing, or any of the political nonsense that is now driving the educational system. What would help? Address the real reason "schools" fail: poverty.

Gregory Clifton
Gregory Clifton

Kids need time to themselves and with homework their school day is already long. I do not think they should lengthen the school day.

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