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

Michele Wethington
Michele Wethington

10 minute lunch? If the way things are has not changed since I was in school some 20 plus years ago, 10 minutes is hardly enough time to get to the lunch room! From what I see from having five children in school, they need LESS time in school and at least a 30 minute lunch.My 13 year old has to get up at 5:30 am to get ready to be at her bus stop by 6:30. She gets to school by 7, school starts at 7:15. School dismisses at 2 pm, she is home by 3. She is supposed to have at least 1 hours worth...

10 minute lunch? If the way things are has not changed since I was in school some 20 plus years ago, 10 minutes is hardly enough time to get to the lunch room! From what I see from having five children in school, they need LESS time in school and at least a 30 minute lunch.My 13 year old has to get up at 5:30 am to get ready to be at her bus stop by 6:30. She gets to school by 7, school starts at 7:15. School dismisses at 2 pm, she is home by 3. She is supposed to have at least 1 hours worth of home work. I try to have dinner no later than 7 pm. By this time, she is barely able to stay awake. No time left for family/home obligations or chores. She is usually in bed, asleep, by 8 pm. Only 9 1/2 hours of sleep."Most teens need about 8½ to more than 9 hours of sleep each night. The right amount of sleep is essential for anyone who wants to do well on a test or play sports without tripping over their feet."-http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/take_care/how_much_sleep.html. As it is, she is obviously NOT getting enough sleep, nor are her peers at school. As I see it, there is such a thing as "too much of a good thing". I am all for education, but it has to balance in with social opportunities and home responsibilities and it has to be successful at teaching students to begin with. Schools these days are not failing because of the the students need for MORE time in school, they are failing because they are too tolerant of disruptive students and inadequate teachers, their schedules make for tired, cranky students and frustrated parent. Adding more time to the school day is like putting gasoline into a car that has no engine, it's pointless! (for my school district, anyway).

Tricia Peterson
Tricia Peterson

I do not think longer days will benefit children and if there shorter summer breaks schools would need to add air conditioning. Been there. Done that. Could not concentrate.

Kathy Gr
Kathy Gr

none of those selections are any good. If kids are going to spend longer days in school, then more time should be allocated for teacher/student interaction, teachers recognizing which students are struggling and working towards helping them understand better. As someone said, homework should then decrease. And if some kids have only 10 minutes for lunch? That's horrendous! why on earth would anyone subject that on a child? Who would work at a job that only allowed 10 minutes for their...

none of those selections are any good. If kids are going to spend longer days in school, then more time should be allocated for teacher/student interaction, teachers recognizing which students are struggling and working towards helping them understand better. As someone said, homework should then decrease. And if some kids have only 10 minutes for lunch? That's horrendous! why on earth would anyone subject that on a child? Who would work at a job that only allowed 10 minutes for their lunch? Most coffee breaks are longer than that! The problem in schools these days is the rush to get to class, the rush to pound maximum material into their heads in minimum time and then the rush to get to the next class. If longer days are the plan, then lengthen the class time and allow time for kids to absorb and digest the learned material.

Suma N Kumar
Suma N Kumar

if alotted sections of parent, teacher and students interaction(to minimise the communication gap and to develope cardial relationship), explore each students field of intrests(@ least from the age of 8) and imbibing moral ethics in every child along with the freedom of expression.

Lisa Cromwell
Lisa Cromwell

Our Schools are just one more area in the Government that time and people have slowing made changes that were not always for the "good" of things. We took the strap away, and they brought the guns in....Physical Education seems to be courses that are of no importance any more....and our society is training our children to become over weight couch potatoes or computer potatoes... I do believe that basic skills are lacking in our children and as Holly just said, reading, writing, and...

Our Schools are just one more area in the Government that time and people have slowing made changes that were not always for the "good" of things. We took the strap away, and they brought the guns in....Physical Education seems to be courses that are of no importance any more....and our society is training our children to become over weight couch potatoes or computer potatoes... I do believe that basic skills are lacking in our children and as Holly just said, reading, writing, and Arithmatic are definate area that need to be zoomed in on. But when we started cutting the music classes, PE, and other classes that our children enjoyed...then it took the fun out of school. Let's fight to bring fun back into our schools so our children want to go to school to begin with. I am sure there are enough "Retired" individualswho would love to teach their area of expertise to fill in for the government that can't afford topay wages. Music, Life skills, carpentry, or the art of Quilt making. Get something in place to make the whole school experience fun. There is lots of time for the children to be adults after school when they have to go to work.

Leslie Carmel
Leslie Carmel

Teach Practical Things That They Will Be Doing In The "Real World". Also Outdoor Activities, Such As Sports, Exercising, Or Just Catching Up On Their Homework!

Jay Dee
Jay Dee

The arts are a large subdivision of culture, it consists and is composed of many creative endeavors and disciplines. Under this is also educational knowledge, that should not be replaced in any form, but its happening in our school system. Arts should be part of the school system.
For me the school systems are old, in ailing and outdated, many improvements are needed. Homework I accept, it is for me a tool. A tool that is there to get the child to practice and to strengthen his academic...

The arts are a large subdivision of culture, it consists and is composed of many creative endeavors and disciplines. Under this is also educational knowledge, that should not be replaced in any form, but its happening in our school system. Arts should be part of the school system.
For me the school systems are old, in ailing and outdated, many improvements are needed. Homework I accept, it is for me a tool. A tool that is there to get the child to practice and to strengthen his academic skills, I think we all know this. The homework can be seen as also an art. It should build the character of the school children and also help them to develop or find the emotional and behavior skills, that they will soon need in the world of the adults.
I will not go in long terminology as the main words say it all. To learn is responsibility, independence, preseverance, initiative, time management, resourdefulness. and one I find important, self-reliance.
That is not the responsibility of the teacher, nor the parents, but both together and when not, the lesson has failed. Extended time is not needed and will produce no better affect, than what is in our shool sytem today.

Quote Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability." –Cicero Unquote Quote "My schooling not only failed to teach me what it professed to be teaching, but prevented me from being educated to an extent which infuriates me when I think of all I might have learned at home by myself." –George Bernard Shaw Unquote.

Anthony Naccari
Anthony Naccari

Most kids in the U.S. are poorly prepared in the areas of science and math. More time needs to be devoted to the sciences for them to compete in this area if we are going to advance in medicine and engineering.

Louise Graham
Louise Graham

I feel that they need to leave well enough alone. this kids do not need it they go threw enough as it is that's just putting more stress on our children. which they don't need. the school my kids go to don't care, teachers sucks and they don't help the kids when they need it. our children should have a say in this sitution also.

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