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

Tom Lacey
Tom Lacey

Frequent breaks help both educators and students to make more productive use of the time they spend in the classroom.

Marie Tuttle
Marie Tuttle

I selcted science because I'm thinking that computers as well as health & Science should all be included in this, But I also think that some basics should come back such as Home Ec (Cooking & Sewing) for boys and girls. This could include upholstry and anything that is creative. Also, a little longer for lunches. I used to sub and they are way too short for most children, especially in elementry. Half or more of their food goes in the garbage due to lack of time too eat and rules about not...

I selcted science because I'm thinking that computers as well as health & Science should all be included in this, But I also think that some basics should come back such as Home Ec (Cooking & Sewing) for boys and girls. This could include upholstry and anything that is creative. Also, a little longer for lunches. I used to sub and they are way too short for most children, especially in elementry. Half or more of their food goes in the garbage due to lack of time too eat and rules about not taking anything out of the cafeteria. Not even a peice of fruit. What a waste. Also, some time could go to study hall where homework would be done. Not playing, or horsing around. The basics are really lacking in today's schools. Reading, Writing and Arithmatic should still be number one on every school's schedule. Thank you for letting me participate.

Cláudio Batista
Cláudio Batista

A good possibility is teaching History of Art to increase in studants a more sensibility and tolerant thinking.

Veena Sathya
Veena Sathya

Preparing students for the Exams and helping and reaching those who have difficulty will do great.

Carol Lewis
Carol Lewis

It is not a matter of extending the school days, but by having the schools start later. Studies show that the average teenager needs more sleep than 6-8 hrs. For the younger children since; they do have more energy in some cases allow them to participate in early art classes, or Physical Education classes. For the Middle School, and High School students allow them to start classes at 10:00 am, and go until 6pm. Make it mandatory for those students to exercise, for at least 45 min a day. ...

It is not a matter of extending the school days, but by having the schools start later. Studies show that the average teenager needs more sleep than 6-8 hrs. For the younger children since; they do have more energy in some cases allow them to participate in early art classes, or Physical Education classes. For the Middle School, and High School students allow them to start classes at 10:00 am, and go until 6pm. Make it mandatory for those students to exercise, for at least 45 min a day. The purpose of school was to assist the students in learnig, so why not take advantage of the time the brain is at it's highest capacity of learning.

Paula Crites
Paula Crites

Reading, Cursive and math should be part of the vote. The poll is to limited! If they are going to lengthen the school day they should focus on basics and put teaching cursive back in schools. Stupidest thing they could have done was to stop teaching cursive!

Bart Palmer
Bart Palmer

non of the above, all you Teachers and Politicians want is an excuse to get more money and raise taxes. Teachers and Educators already teach untruth's and and a socialist way of living so the ileitis pigs can take our hard earned money's to the Beaches of the world while we slave to pay our overburdened tax Debt.I feel lots of liberal teacher's are over paid for services rendered and lots of them own more than one home.Who really are the rich in our Country? Movie stars, politicians and...

non of the above, all you Teachers and Politicians want is an excuse to get more money and raise taxes. Teachers and Educators already teach untruth's and and a socialist way of living so the ileitis pigs can take our hard earned money's to the Beaches of the world while we slave to pay our overburdened tax Debt.I feel lots of liberal teacher's are over paid for services rendered and lots of them own more than one home.Who really are the rich in our Country? Movie stars, politicians and Medical field people who some are really over paid for what they do, lets get it right( RIGHT IS WRONG AND WRONG IS RIGHT?)

Nick Hansen
Nick Hansen

Public schools already take children away from their parents too much. We give our childrens minds to people we may not even agree with their phylosophy or ideas and let them mold our childrens minds and now they want to corrupt them even more! This is a horrible idea. Chidlren are not the wards of the state but the reposnisbility of parents. More socialist ideas. Study the history of age segragarted and public education over the past 200 years of history. Here's an excellent source. Be very...

Public schools already take children away from their parents too much. We give our childrens minds to people we may not even agree with their phylosophy or ideas and let them mold our childrens minds and now they want to corrupt them even more! This is a horrible idea. Chidlren are not the wards of the state but the reposnisbility of parents. More socialist ideas. Study the history of age segragarted and public education over the past 200 years of history. Here's an excellent source. Be very careful in allowing the government more access into your childs mind. http://www.indoctrinationmovie.com/

Jean K. Davis
Jean K. Davis

As a former School Food Service Manager, I think the children need just a little more time for lunch. Many times the children on the end of the line don't get to eat because the bell rings signaling the end of lunch. I don't think that anyone years ago would have thought that there would be so many students eating free lunches.

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