tweens and teens have today if the bell
was pushed from 3 p.m. to 5 or 6?
Nowadays, kids get to school a li’l after dawn and hop back
on the bus around 3 p.m. After the final bell rings, some go to practice or
music lessons, some hit the books with tutors, some tackle homework solo. Still
others head home to babysit siblings or work part-time. But what would happen
to the many after school activities, social lives and downtime
That’s what some education experts are hoping for in the
not-too-distant future, the Washington Post reports. They’re calling it a “full day” of school—though
why they think 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. isn’t long enough to be called a “full day,”
we’re not entirely clear on. Anyway, the notion is that the extra
two or three hours could help American students be competitive with students
abroad. The time could be used for longer classes, tutoring and one-on-one time
What do you think of this proposition, babes? Is it a
step in the right direction or too much time in the classroom? And if they did add a few more hours to the school day, how
should they be spent?
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 5/2/2012 1:58:00 PM
POSTED IN school, In the News