Pocono Reader Reaction: Should the sc...

Pocono Reader Reaction: Should the school year be extended?

There are 10 comments on the Pocono Record story from Sep 28, 2010, titled Pocono Reader Reaction: Should the school year be extended?. In it, Pocono Record reports that:

President Barack Obama started the school week Monday with a call for a longer school year.

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Since: Aug 07

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#1 Sep 28, 2010
I think the school year should be shorter. I don't want the indoctrination going on for any longer. We need the time to undo it.
Padman

United States

#2 Sep 28, 2010
AunieEm2 wrote:
I think the school year should be shorter. I don't want the indoctrination going on for any longer. We need the time to undo it.
Maybe in Kenya they have a longer school week. I guess he wants kids hating him too!

Since: Dec 09

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#3 Sep 28, 2010
Follow da moan a.

Since: Sep 09

Stroudsburg PA

#4 Sep 28, 2010
I'm for shortening the school year too. But then parents would have to take care of their kids more. The school day needs to be about 3 hours - all the basics covered thoroughly.

Since: Sep 09

Stroudsburg PA

#5 Sep 28, 2010
Maybe if we started viewing schools as places to educate instead of places to feed, clothe and babysit, we might get more bang for our bucks.
Padman

United States

#6 Sep 29, 2010
cat48 wrote:
Maybe if we started viewing schools as places to educate instead of places to feed, clothe and babysit, we might get more bang for our bucks.
For years they wanted year around school in the area but the resorts wouldn't allow it, it would cut their Kiddie slave labor.

Since: Aug 07

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#7 Sep 29, 2010
Padman wrote:
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For years they wanted year around school in the area but the resorts wouldn't allow it, it would cut their Kiddie slave labor.
Don't have to worry about that anymore. No jobs for kids.I did work at resorts as a teen. Nothing slavelike about it.

Since: Sep 09

East Stroudsburg, PA

#8 Sep 29, 2010
I think it is more then dishonest to compair the USA school systems with the rest of the world.

In the USA we still beieve that EVERYONE is entitled to a free education up to High School.

In every 'better educated' country they compare us with only those students who pass the entry test are allowed to go to High School(or thiose rich enough to afford it). They will NOT waste money and time on students that do not want to or are unable to learn.

Our teachers spend almost half their time 'remediating' so the slower students can pass.
Padman

United States

#9 Sep 29, 2010
AunieEm2 wrote:
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Don't have to worry about that anymore. No jobs for kids.I did work at resorts as a teen. Nothing slavelike about it.
Thats because adults are doing the kids jobs now.

Since: Sep 09

Stroudsburg PA

#10 Sep 29, 2010
Cabin wrote:
I think it is more then dishonest to compair the USA school systems with the rest of the world.
In the USA we still beieve that EVERYONE is entitled to a free education up to High School.
In every 'better educated' country they compare us with only those students who pass the entry test are allowed to go to High School(or thiose rich enough to afford it). They will NOT waste money and time on students that do not want to or are unable to learn.
Our teachers spend almost half their time 'remediating' so the slower students can pass.
there you go again - muddling the story with facts.

but i do agree with you and wish that it would be pointed out. Way back in the 60's i had a friend (teenager) who lived in France. Back then, in France, you went to school on the public dole through grade 8. then you were given an exam - which decided if you would go to high school or not. when i was teaching 8th graders back in the 70's, it became crystal clear to me why that process worked in France. the fact is that there are some children who do NOT belong in school and should be given other opportunities to be successful at something else. for some, school is a blatant waste of money. and all the remediation takes away from the progress the interested and capable students could be making. I actually believed that the best thing for some 8th graders would be to put them on a bus and send them to a farm to work for a year; upon return, they could decide if they wanted to continue in the free public school or not.

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