One school schedule benefits families

One school schedule benefits families

There are 24 comments on the The Reporter story from May 22, 2008, titled One school schedule benefits families. In it, The Reporter reports that:

Your editorial and many letters to the editor about school calendar choice fail to acknowledge a few key issues.

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walker

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#21 May 24, 2008
so , you are saying that if you live in a socio -economic neightborhood , you kids will do better on tests scores ?? we live in a older neighbor hood , with an income of 85,000 to 95,000 a year , live in an older house , and my kids went to padan elementary and they did fine on the test scores. i dont believe it where you grow p or if you have a bigger house , its how the kids are raised and parent involvement. that is just my opinion. we do fine on only one income ,. and with one parent working. so if you live in a higher class neighborhood your kids will do better on tests , also if they go to year round school ????
patti

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#22 May 24, 2008
walker wrote:
so , you are saying that if you live in a socio -economic neightborhood , you kids will do better on tests scores ?? we live in a older neighbor hood , with an income of 85,000 to 95,000 a year , live in an older house , and my kids went to padan elementary and they did fine on the test scores. i dont believe it where you grow p or if you have a bigger house , its how the kids are raised and parent involvement. that is just my opinion. we do fine on only one income ,. and with one parent working. so if you live in a higher class neighborhood your kids will do better on tests , also if they go to year round school ????
You are absolutely correct. It doesn't make a difference on the socio-economic neighborhoods here in Vacaville. My kids attended Cooper, and if it weren't for "my parent involvement" my kids would not have done as well as they did. The teachers are no better at Cooper than at Padan. The parents are no better at Cooper than at Padan. Year round school is a distraction rather than a benefit. When my kids were in the year round school it was chaos. I'm glad to see it finally come to an end.
Reggie Miller

San Francisco, CA

#23 May 24, 2008
How was it a distraction?

I absolutely love my kids year round schedule. There is nothing chaotic at all about it, at least not in our house. The shorter breaks are easy enough to manage, finding things to fill the off time. By the end of the break he is all ready to go back to school.

I dont understand the logic that just because it was "Chaos" in your house its a good thing that it is ending. I'm pretty sure no one was holding a gun to your head making you endure that "chaos" now where they?
patti

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#24 May 24, 2008
Reggie Miller wrote:
How was it a distraction?
I absolutely love my kids year round schedule. There is nothing chaotic at all about it, at least not in our house. The shorter breaks are easy enough to manage, finding things to fill the off time. By the end of the break he is all ready to go back to school.
I dont understand the logic that just because it was "Chaos" in your house its a good thing that it is ending. I'm pretty sure no one was holding a gun to your head making you endure that "chaos" now where they?
My household was not and is not chaotic. You might want to take a reading comprehension class. The chaos was with the year round school itself. From the sounds of your blog you have only one child attending the year round. I had two who were three grade years apart. It was very hard to work in child care after I was forced to return to a full time job because of a divorce. I found it disruptive because the teachers had to spend a great deal of time packing up their classrooms for the moves every two or three months. Reteaching what they already taught just 4 weeks prior just to get the kids back in school frame of mind. I had to switch my son to a tract that was similar to the tradional school year so he and his sister could be somewhat on the same schedule. It was as if I changed his school entirely. Disruptive and chaotic.

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