posted on Aug, 17 2008 @ 11:39 PM
Four-Day School Weeks
Starting Aug. 11, this rural school system in northeastern Louisiana will hold classes only four days a week, following the lead of more than 100
school districts in 17 states. The reason? To save gas money.
As the price of diesel--which most school buses run on--topped $4.70 per gal. last spring, school officials across the country watched their
transportation costs skyrocket as much as 40%.
Nearly 1 in 7 school boards nationwide is considering whether to drop a day.
Test scores have not changed significantly, teachers feel they cover 20% more material because of longer classes each day and less absenteeism.
Hmm well it might be a positive thing if students learn more and have more energy in the busy times we live in. Initialy i thought; oh man, now theyll
learn less and become more ignorant and "stupid"...
But if one can perform better each day cause you have energy, then i say go ahead..
Here in Scandinavia i have noticed that more and more places are trying 6 hours workdays with good results, because everyone has much more energy, and
are much more productive. I Worked at a place that had 6 hour days, and it was amazing how fast the days went.