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Should the school day be adjusted to coincide with regular work hours?

Poll Discussion Should the school day be adjusted to coincide with regular work hours?
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    poppa-g
    Jun 24, 2012
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    It's a great thought except for single parents that may work at night.
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    cynical1_4u2
    Jun 23, 2012
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    My work day is 2pm to 11pm. So are a LOT of other people's schedules. This is ONLY beneficial to 9-5 white collar types. Service Industry/and factory hours never match "normal" work schedules. So this is applied equally does that mean school runs in "shifts"? So I also do not need day care and my kids schedule can mirror mine? And an even better idea; stop being PC and start teaching. We managed to win a world war, go to the moon, and build the atomic bomb without longer classes or more days. Stop teaching "correctness" and start TEACHING!
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    bluescat48
    Jun 23, 2012
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    It would make a lot of sense. More school work, less homework, plus no daycare costs.
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    isrosoff
    Jun 22, 2012
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    No!!! School should be shorter if anything. More days of the year, but shorter individual days. And participation in after school sports or arts or music should be compulsory, and that can go until parents are done with work.
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    eswedberg
    Jun 22, 2012
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    Yes parents have enough to worry about without daycare costs as well.
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    feezard
    Jun 22, 2012
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    YES!! I've thought so for years. If it was done right, as in no homework, it would solve a LOT of problems. It would eliminate the need for after school programs, latch-key kids, stress on both kids & parents arguing over homework, crime rates, teenage pregnancies, drug use & a lot more peripheral problems. Teachers would get their last periods a day as study halls or quiet activities for students so they can be grading papers, which saves them time daily also.
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    rhmoney
    Jun 22, 2012
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    The day would be too long for younger kids. The day would be too long for teachers who use the afternoon and evening hours to grade, plan, have meetings and conferences.
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    firaskazi
    Jun 22, 2012
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    Too bad gingrich is out, he could suggest that they clean toilets until their parents come home.
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    erektinker
    Jun 22, 2012
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    It does coincide in the morning. School starts around 8 AM for my daughter's school, which gives parents time to get to work. After-school programs would be nice.
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    raymond.strobel
    Jun 22, 2012
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    This could only be accomplished with an increase in public school funding to make available extensive extracurricular activities to the students. In fact, for many students, their varsity practices keep them busy til well past their parents get out of work.
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    jeremymerkel
    Jun 22, 2012
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    boarding school seems like a better solution
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    JonathanBrown
    Jun 22, 2012
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    Of course this would make life easier for parents (ESP when both parents work) picking kids up from school. But 9to5 is a long time to keep kids in school. Teachers need to get paid more. Schools would need more funding.