In a message dated 95-07-01 09:42:16 EDT, Kent writes:
<< Also, I think students go to school too long It would be better if the kids had four 50 min. classes a day broken up with other activities, and went to school 11 months a year. We're still using the factory model for schools. >>
A longer school year worries me. Many of the students need summer jobs for financial reasons. Extending the school year might increase the number of students working full time and going to school. In addition, I believe that the experiences gained by many students during the summer are too valuable to eliminate.
Besides, you'd have to have school holidays for baling hay and building fence as well as the opening of deer season.