Should The School Week be Shorter? (No (Parents can't take off an…
Should The School Week be Shorter?
Parents can't take off an extra day every week.
(Teachers) "They need to cram what they would have taught in five days into four."
School days become longer.
Students might forget what they have been taught.
Schools save money.
"Having Mondays off will give them quality time back with their families or time to rest for the week ahead."
Student focus more.
Students have more time to relax and come back fresh.
“Quite frankly, this year’s lessons are the best we’ve ever had, and I think the change to four days has allowed us to be the teachers we truly desire to be, giving our kids the best possible learning experience, while renewing our mental devotion to the profession we felt driven to join.”
'Absences are down, and gone is the “Friday slump,” '
"Teachers usually work the same total number of hours at schools on a four-day schedule because between 60 to 90 minutes are added each day to keep the same instructional hours."
"And the potential savings from moving to a four-day school week may not be all that impressive. In 2011, Michael Griffith of the Education Commission of the States (ECS) analyzed districts’ actual savings and found they tend to range from 0.4 to 2.5"
"What’s more, according to superintendent Matthew Riggs, the four-day week cut access to food for the 76 percent of students who qualify for free or reduced-rate school meals."
"Any savings would come from reduced transportation and cafeteria costs and bus drivers and food service workers would bear the brunt of those savings. Unless they can make up the extra hours, they could see their paychecks shrink by as much as 20 percent."
Mom: "Parents do have jobs and they can't afford to take days off or hire a sitter every week."
Lucy: "There's more time to relax and less time to stress."
Sierra: "Sometimes kids need a break."