Did you hear brack obama is going to pass a law 2 make school lnger

Did anyone else hear about the bill barack obama is trying to pass to make school longer and no more summer breaks because he feels america is spoiled cause we dont futher our education like other countries do etc What do you think about that?? I say thank god its my last year in school lol and I also say he need to think about his own kids if they goo to school all yea he will never be able to spend time with them like he wld have on regular summer vacations or christmas breaks I think he wld be stupid for doing something like this…just my opinion

Answer #1

but he cant even pass a medical bill

Answer #2

Im in England too and you Americans get like twice the holiday we do

Answer #3

well I have no problem with that on the real, as long as it doenst last till 6, also I like school so its what ever. but im sure I speak for most kids my age when I say…FUCK OBAMA, YOUR SAPOSE TO HELP US OUT. lol,over all he’s a good guy, im sure in teh long run this will prove helpful for the future leaders/

Answer #4

well if then im skipping school on summer saying I cought serious parasite that last for a month

Answer #5

well lucky 4 me I dont go to school nomore, but I think theres 2 much school not enough summers. lol

Answer #6

Hahahahaha im in England… so I’m safeee… but yeah… you americans get wayyy to much holiday… you get like double the amount I get!!!

Answer #7

im in canada so we dont here stuff like this

Answer #8

Extended school time beneficial for students

Kids who enjoy their long summer vacations or their school days that last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. better not get too comfortable in their normal schedules. President Barack Obama is looking to lengthen the school day or shorten summer vacation in order to allow more time for education. He says American kids do not spend enough time in school, which puts them at a disadvantage with the rest of the world. “Now, I know longer school days and school years are not wildly popular ideas,” the president said earlier this year. “Not with Malia and Sasha, not in my family, and probably not in yours. But the challenges of a new century demand more time in the classroom.” Certain schools have already implemented the practice of a longer school day, and students who were skeptical at first are now enjoying the benefits of the extra time they get either in the school day or throughout the year. Nakany Camara, a fifth-grader from Brookhaven Elementary School in Rockville, Md., likes her school’s summer program. She gets to see her friends more and her grades have also improved. She said she would not be a fan of the longer school day. Another student, Dominique Toombs, a sixth grader from Boston’s Clarence R. Edwards Middle School has an extra three hours of school a day. She was reluctant to be in school for the extra time at first, but now she is starting the ninth grade knowing that it really helped her. Obama wants more schooling for children because of competition with students of developing nations, and also for the kids of America to have a safe place to go, grow and learn. While it is true that students from other countries have more school days, they do not necessarily spend more time in school. According to Comcast.net, kids in the United States spend more hours in school (1,146 instructional hours per year) than kids do in the Asian countries that persistently outscore the U.S. on math and science tests — Japan (1,005) and Hong Kong (1,013). Many people are arguing for a longer school day across the nation, and some schools are already working to make it a part of their normal schedule. Students in the Knowledge Is Power Program, which includes 82 charter schools, go to school from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The eighth-graders participating in this tend to score better on school district state tests. Massachusetts extended time for students to work on core subjects. They would be divided into the groups that need extra help with topics in math and English. There are schools that think shortening summer vacation is the way to go. Summer is a crucial time for students, especially those students who are at a disadvantage because they come from poor families. Some of these families do not put much emphasis on education, and their parents are illiterate, making it harder for them to encourage learning or help keep school subjects fresh on their children’s minds. Extending the school program into the summer would keep kids engaged in school for an entire year, making it harder for them to forget how to do the things they learned, while also having a place to ask for help at all points during the year. Adding in the extra hours is also a good option — and might be the more favorable one among students because they would not get their summer vacation cut. This would not only be a helpful option for students, but for parents as well. Many families are working longer hours and multiple jobs during the hard economic times. Students who get out early go home to an empty house where they do not have parents enforcing any homework rules. They would be able to be in a safe place until their parents get home or could pick them up, where they are getting extra help on subjects or more time in longer classes to absorb the material. Extra time in the school year is a good idea, but it is not a solution to the education problem in America. There is an unequal education system in this country, because not every school has equal amounts of resources to teach students, and the quality of teachers varies throughout school districts. Schools should invest in better books and technology to keep students engaged and wanting to learn. Computer programs and smart boards create an interactive learning experience that can help students better understand the subject they are learning. Teachers are also key to student learning. Some teachers just pass their students because they get frustrated with their lack of enthusiasm. Teachers who actually want to get their students to understand and are innovative in their teaching will see more attentive students who are eager to learn. America as a society does not appreciate education the way other countries do. Here, we grow up knowing that school is something we have to do. It is not like we consider ourselves lucky because we get to wake up early everyday, to trek on a bus, to get to school and learn for hours, to just then come home and do more work. This is just the way it is for us, and we take it for granted rather then take advantage of the opportunities we have at hand. Extending school hours or days will not do anything until the attitude toward education changes, and school districts equalize resources. If students are just cruising through the day — doing the bare minimum just to get by — extra time will be more of a nuisance than something to help them. The pressure should be put on the school curriculums to really give America the competitive push that we need to keep up with other nations.


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