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    sf Guest

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    On Mon, 13 Sep 2010 08:43:19 -0500, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Give me back my school taxes or teach year round. No summer vacation!
    >
    >For or Against?


    I'm for year round schooling. Times have changed and we haven't
    changed with them.

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    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  2. #2
    Andy Guest

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    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Mon, 13 Sep 2010 08:43:19 -0500, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Give me back my school taxes or teach year round. No summer vacation!
    >>
    >>For or Against?

    >
    > I'm for year round schooling. Times have changed and we haven't
    > changed with them.



    Shouldn't we all be smarter than our teachers if they did THEIR homework!!!

    Andy


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    Cindy Hamilton Guest

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    On Sep 14, 6:42*pm, sf <sf.use...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Mon, 13 Sep 2010 08:43:19 -0500, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > >Give me back my school taxes or teach year round. No summer vacation!

    >
    > >For or Against?

    >
    > I'm for year round schooling. *Times have changed and we haven't
    > changed with them.


    I have mixed feelings about it.

    For lots of us, summer vacations were valuable times where '
    we learned a lot of practical stuff:
    construction (forts),
    physics (how fast was that bike going when you attempted to
    turn and wiped out?),
    mediation (be nice to me, or I'm taking my ball and going home)

    If I thought kids would be turned loose to discover those
    things, I'd be in favor of summer vacation. However, as I
    understand it, many kids just plop down with their game
    device or computer and never see the light of day, or are
    in structured programs that don't let them learn to get
    along without supervision. Blow that.

    Better to keep them in school all summer.

    Cindy Hamilton

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    sf Guest

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    On Wed, 15 Sep 2010 06:22:57 -0700 (PDT), Cindy Hamilton
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I have mixed feelings about it.
    >
    >For lots of us, summer vacations were valuable times where '
    >we learned a lot of practical stuff:
    >construction (forts),
    >physics (how fast was that bike going when you attempted to
    > turn and wiped out?),
    >mediation (be nice to me, or I'm taking my ball and going home)
    >
    >If I thought kids would be turned loose to discover those
    >things, I'd be in favor of summer vacation. However, as I
    >understand it, many kids just plop down with their game
    >device or computer and never see the light of day, or are
    >in structured programs that don't let them learn to get
    >along without supervision. Blow that.


    Unfortunately that's the way it goes for most. We're lucky enough to
    live in a city that offers great summer (day) camps through the park
    system, but you have to be able to afford it... it ain't cheap.
    >
    >Better to keep them in school all summer.


    I like the year round system that has broken the year into quarters
    with breaks between and I think it would be good for everyone. The
    problem is that schools need to be locked or you're going to have
    teachers sneaking in to work, because that's what they do. "Down
    time" is when they reorganize the room and catch up with paperwork.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  5. #5
    Cindy Hamilton Guest

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    On Sep 15, 12:48*pm, sf <sf.use...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Wed, 15 Sep 2010 06:22:57 -0700 (PDT), Cindy Hamilton
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > <angelicapagane...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > >I have mixed feelings about it.

    >
    > >For lots of us, summer vacations were valuable times where '
    > >we learned a lot of practical stuff:
    > >construction (forts),
    > >physics (how fast was that bike going when you attempted to
    > > * *turn and wiped out?),
    > >mediation (be nice to me, or I'm taking my ball and going home)

    >
    > >If I thought kids would be turned loose to discover those
    > >things, I'd be in favor of summer vacation. *However, as I
    > >understand it, many kids just plop down with their game
    > >device or computer and never see the light of day, or are
    > >in structured programs that don't let them learn to get
    > >along without supervision. *Blow that.

    >
    > Unfortunately that's the way it goes for most. *We're lucky enough to
    > live in a city that offers great summer (day) camps through the park
    > system, but you have to be able to afford it... it ain't cheap.
    >
    >
    >
    > >Better to keep them in school all summer.

    >
    > I like the year round system that has broken the year into quarters
    > with breaks between and I think it would be good for everyone. *The
    > problem is that schools need to be locked or you're going to have
    > teachers sneaking in to work, because that's what they do. *"Down
    > time" is when they reorganize the room and catch up with paperwork.


    Why? Let 'em work if they want to. It'll make up for all of
    those snow days.

    When I was a kid, snow had to be like 3 feet deep before
    we got a snow day. Now they seem to have a snow day
    every time the sky clouds up. Wimps.

    Cindy Hamilton

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    Andy Guest

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    Cindy Hamilton <[email protected]> wrote:

    > When I was a kid, snow had to be like 3 feet deep before
    > we got a snow day. Now they seem to have a snow day
    > every time the sky clouds up. Wimps.
    >
    > Cindy Hamilton



    George Burns said:

    When I was a kid I had to walk 10 miles to school! That's why I never went
    to school."

  7. #7
    sf Guest

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    On Wed, 15 Sep 2010 11:01:38 -0700 (PDT), Cindy Hamilton
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Why? Let 'em work if they want to. It'll make up for all of
    >those snow days.


    No one is paid for doing nothing. If districts with snow days conform
    to other districts, any missed days are tacked on to the end of the
    school year or in the case we're imagining - the end of a quarter.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

  8. #8
    Dan Abel Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Wed, 15 Sep 2010 11:01:38 -0700 (PDT), Cindy Hamilton
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Why? Let 'em work if they want to. It'll make up for all of
    > >those snow days.

    >
    > No one is paid for doing nothing. If districts with snow days conform
    > to other districts, any missed days are tacked on to the end of the
    > school year or in the case we're imagining - the end of a quarter.


    It takes at least a direct order from God to not have to make up snow
    days. The folks in charge are very definite, No School - No Money. So
    they almost always get made up. So what's your choice, have a snow day
    and stay home inside in the dark, or make it up very late in the spring
    when the days are long and you could have been playing outside and
    having fun?

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

  9. #9
    Leonard Blaisdell Guest

    Default Re: OT: 4-day schooling?

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    Dan Abel <[email protected]> wrote:

    > It takes at least a direct order from God to not have to make up snow
    > days. The folks in charge are very definite, No School - No Money. So
    > they almost always get made up. So what's your choice, have a snow day
    > and stay home inside in the dark, or make it up very late in the spring
    > when the days are long and you could have been playing outside and
    > having fun?


    I'll take the snow day. I probably had six snow days in my school life.
    I live in the high desert. A lousy day at the beginning or end of summer
    vacation couldn't compare. On snow days, I was released outside as was
    every other kid that had just hit the jackpot. Jackpots are important
    where I live.
    I also loved them as a salaried employee who couldn't make it to work in
    a 4wd. They are unexpected jewels.

    leo

  10. #10
    sf Guest

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    On Thu, 16 Sep 2010 21:18:12 -0700, Leonard Blaisdell
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I'll take the snow day. I probably had six snow days in my school life.
    >I live in the high desert. A lousy day at the beginning or end of summer
    >vacation couldn't compare. On snow days, I was released outside as was
    >every other kid that had just hit the jackpot. Jackpots are important
    >where I live.


    Snow days weren't delft out willy nilly when I was a kid and like any
    normal kid, I lived for them. We also got an occasional tornado day -
    which was better weather for outdoor play.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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