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goddess40 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-28-09 09:52 PM
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More school days - we already have 180 days
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plus we are working very hard to upgrade our summer school programs. Now if we have to add school days it might just be the kiss of death for our great summer school programs.

I never really thought about how many days other states mandate, is 180 average?
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  -More school days - we already have 180 days goddess40  Sep-28-09 09:52 PM   #0 
  - All I know is that school is supposed to start the day after Labor Day and end Memorial Day  imdjh   Sep-28-09 09:54 PM   #1 
  - Really? Try before LD and into the second week of June.  WinkyDink   Sep-28-09 09:55 PM   #2 
     - They started that June crap when I was a kid.  imdjh   Sep-28-09 10:01 PM   #5 
  - 180 is the norm. Some shorter -- 175 or so. Some longer...  Davis_X_Machina   Sep-28-09 09:57 PM   #3 
  - Each state determines school-year length  goddess40   Sep-28-09 09:57 PM   #4 
  - In Japan  BeatleBoot   Sep-28-09 10:02 PM   #6 
  - What would you think about a year round program with 3 weeks off inbetween  glowing   Sep-28-09 10:04 PM   #7 
  - Year-round schools are wonderful!  mzteris   Sep-28-09 10:38 PM   #13 
  - I think it sounds great  goddess40   Sep-29-09 06:42 PM   #22 
  - A lot of schools have year round schools on "tracks".  donco6   Oct-03-09 11:28 AM   #26 
  - 180 in MA.  virgogal   Sep-28-09 10:05 PM   #8 
  - Arizona also has  ChazII   Sep-28-09 10:11 PM   #10 
  - The world average is 200 days/year; in Japan it's 243 days. They don't have to spend Sept reviewing  Hekate   Sep-28-09 10:10 PM   #9 
  - Sorry kids...  daleanime   Sep-28-09 10:23 PM   #11 
     - I think most people really don't get it. Our kids don't start out dumb, but they get behind...  Hekate   Sep-29-09 12:41 AM   #17 
  - Given how short our school year  SheilaT   Sep-28-09 10:37 PM   #12 
  - I think we should have year round school.  beyurslf   Sep-28-09 11:26 PM   #14 
  - One of the reasons other countries are passing us by is their year round schooling. Teachers here  timeforpeace   Sep-28-09 11:49 PM   #16 
  - Rural schools still are a "farmer society"  PVnRT   Sep-29-09 08:04 AM   #19 
  - Then I guess they can fall behind and have 9 months of school.  beyurslf   Sep-29-09 09:01 AM   #21 
  - Right on, it's time for a change already  alp227   Oct-03-09 12:22 AM   #25 
  - The long summer break from school  Dumak   Sep-28-09 11:27 PM   #15 
  - No need to upgrade summer school programs if it switches to year round  stray cat   Sep-29-09 07:11 AM   #18 
  - 180 is the norm.  LWolf   Sep-29-09 08:29 AM   #20 
  - Whoever thinks that merely increasing the number of days in school will solve US education problems,  AdHocSolver   Oct-01-09 03:26 AM   #23 
  - there should be more holidays  ki83760   Oct-02-09 10:57 PM   #24 

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