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Should Schools in US expand to 304 Days?

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by steveox, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. steveox

    steveox Well-Known Member

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    Right now theyre 270 days in a school year. I think it should expand only to Middle and High school they get 304 days counting 4th of july off. july 31st should be your last day of school and youll go back after labor day. Look Japan has no summer vacations in their school system. Thats why theyre smarter than us!
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    they require that their kids take school seriously, no such thing as acting white there.
     
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    Cruella Well-Known Member

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    I think kids would just turn off to school even more than they do now without a long break. School days are long for kids, (at least they are around here) and then they get a ton of homework on top of that. They are kids after all, NOT ADULTS.
     
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    Thats the reason why America is not #1 in education in the world. Japan is,,Is why the Japanese can create high tech products and Americans cant. Remember its the Japanese who created hi tech computers.
     
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    That's not true. Japan isn't #1 because their children are stressed out over being put into school from the age of birth 24/7. It's because they put emphasis on achievement and they dote on their children. I have a family member who taught children in Japan. She said young Japanese children are spoiled rotten, but they also have strict discipline in the home. A lot of Japanese kids, if they don't measure up to parental expectations, they commit a lot of suicide too. The Japanese culture is very different from ours.

    Americans have also created a lot of things that have benefited not just Japan, but the world.
     
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    Then how come Japanese businessmen are way better then American excutives? Like the Auto business for example? You realize Toyota is the leader in the world than GM,Ford,Dodge and Chrysler? Their cars are better made with better quility. Plus they get better gas mileage than GM,Ford,Dodge and Chrysler. The only way our Auto business will get better is by our Government run them. Like Obama men tells them what to make like the Chevy Volt is a good start. Making better cars and fuel efficiency is the only way to beat Japan.
     
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    nope.
     
  8. Dr.Who

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    In Il school meets for only 225 days.

    No it should not be 304 days. It should be 365 minus two weeks of their own choosing and holidays. Additionally the school day should be about as long as the typical parents work day.

    Now about them being children and not being able to 'work" that long. Gym, lunch, and study hall are all breaks. And being in school longer they would not need to bring home homework. Since not all of their time would be spent in class teachers would not need to be spending all of their time with the kids so they could continue to be with the kids for the same amount of time that they are with them now - no need to raise their salaries.
     
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    If Japan should ever get smart enough to build a starship like the U.S.S Enterprise its our own fault.
     
  10. Johnny Tremain

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    Increase school to 365 days a year.
    And beat the kids who act up.
     
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    Were any of you guys ever children or parents? All your going to get with school 365 is produce cookie cutter, one size fits all human robots. Your also going to get a lot of institutionally deranged people.
     
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    I think it all needs to go back to the states and let each one approach the problem.
    It must remain close to the parents--and out of the hands of governments and unions.
     
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    It doesn't look like that's ever going to happen.
     
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