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Peach County is one of more than 120 school districts across the country where students attend school just four days a week, a cost-saving tactic gaining popularity among cash-strapped districts struggling to make ends meet. The 4,000-student district started shaving a day off its weekly school calendar last year to help fill a $1 million budget shortfall.
It was that or lay off 39 teachers the week before school started, said Superintendent Susan Clark.
"We're treading water," Clark said
Finland, or Switzerland
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
reply to post by ldyserenity
I understand your concerns, but I have to ask you if you are viewing school as a place of learning and achievements or as a glorified daycare with benefits?
Please don't consider this to be a sexist comment, because it is not meant to be. However, it really does seem that the shift in America towards the woman working outside the home rather than being a homemaker in the 50's has caused many of the economic problems we are facing in this nation today. With the rise of dual income homes also came a dramatic rise in unit prices, rise in latchkey children (leading to a dramatic rise in juvenile delinquency), and, honestly, a rise in single parent homes. I do not know what the answer is, but it seems to me that these gender role changes came at a hefty price.