Traditional or Year Round?

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Traditional or Year Round?
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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 9:47am

Is your district or school system on a traditional or Year Round track?

Is the time between sessions spent with kids needing remedial help filled with more schooling?

Are those kids really getting the help they need?

Are kids being allowed to just be "kids" anymore?

 

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Mon, 06-20-2011 - 11:22am

I guess we're an exception to the rule since we homeschool. But we homeschool year round. These boys get plenty of time to just be kids though!


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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 8:55am

Wendy, that's good to hear. I think that the "traditional" system is forgetting that -- and is more concerned about test scores and sadly, NCLB is leaving more and more children behind instead of helping - JMHO

 

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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 9:06am

I agree! I met a mom last night who just started homeschooling her kids this past year and we were talking about PS vs. HS and we are both astounded at how much the teachers have to deal with in red tape just to get the kids taught as much as they do. SC started a lottery a few years ago for the benefit of education but instead of putting the money into the teachers hands to buy things they need, they created 'chairs' where they put more bureaucrats in place and therefore more red tape. As much as I'd love to win the lottery, I don't play it very often because of that. (I usually just buy tickets for Christmas presents or other presents.) I don't care if they make the teachers get approval or jump through hoops


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Wed, 06-22-2011 - 9:28am
I absolutely refuse to buy a lottery ticket period -- didn't vote for it here because I didn't agree with it. It's absolutely foolish! AND they're paying the administrator more then they're paying into the educational system - excuse me???? What good is that?