10 March 2014

Duncan: Schools Replace Mom

"The days of telling kids to go home at 2:30 and having mom there with a peanut butter sandwich, those days are gone."

Arne Duncan wants schools to be open year-round from 12 to 14 hours every day.  No more weekends off, kids.  The traditional American school calendar is "antiquated."

Would you like your children to go to school for 14 hours a day, seven days a week?  Only think of how much test prep could be done in that time.  Our children would be brilliant!




5 comments:

  1. Don't let my daughter know - she'd sign up in a flash; my son is entering middle school and may soon be homeschooled. One of my many hats is teaching at a local distance learning company, and so I am READY!!!! Love,

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    1. Oh, I hope it works out well, Full Spectrum Mama! And welcome! :)

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  2. Play and mucking around was part of my childhood and it was a very important part, I would hate the modern day kids to miss out.
    Merle...................

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    1. Me too! Though the whole "wandering about the neighbourhood unsupervised" aspect of our childhoods just doesn't happen any more today. In some ways our children are really missing out.

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  3. Some parents would love this.... optional hours where kids could explore the library and participate in clubs wouldn't be horrible... But I wouldn't want my kid to participate... There's always homeschooling.

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