posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 08:29 PM
I'm in two minds about this.
I DEFINITELY DO NOT WANT SUMMER VACATION TO BE BANNED. Like wtf? I have memories of hanging out with friends, going to malls, catching the
blockbusters, doing homework leisurely, going to the beach... This is stupid, to remove summer vacation.
AT THE SAME TIME...
I support the idea that schools should stay open later, and schools could provide alternative summer programs for those WHO WANT IT.
It would be like after-school activities, but in the summer. It would also be good, for people who do not want to "hang out", or have no place to
go, that they can go to school during the break and improve their minds.
Allowing the schools to stay open later ensures those who do not have safe environments to live and study in do not get left out.
Plans like increasing class quality and duration, are of course good. Math is important, as do English and Economics classes, and tomorrow's children
need to read, count, manage their money, be able to work in teams and understand how the world works.
However, I don't know about this "remedial program" that's happening in MA, because it seems to put a lot of pressure on children to excel (I
lived in Singapore, I know how stress can make children go crazy). I think kids should be given the chance to ENJOY and LOVE school, and the subjects,
and the whole process of learning.
On a whole, it doesn't sound bad. AMERICA needs a NEWER COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE already, and the only way we can get one is by improving the quality of
But, for crying out loud, DO NOT REMOVE TERM BREAKS!
Who's with me?