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4-Day School Week Not A Good Idea

Posted by DallasBlackBlog on Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Lancaster ISD has withdrawn its waiver request recently submitted to the state requesting approval to launch a four-day school week starting next month.

The idea was probably not a sound educational and administrative alternative for the students, parents and community.

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One Response to “4-Day School Week Not A Good Idea”

  1. TeacherJay said

    Probably not a sound educational and administrative alternative indeed… compressing the school-week into 4 days would be a huge detriment to teachers and students, not to mention the inconvenience for parents. Having the kids at school for the same number of hours is not the same as having the same number of hours of quality instructional time. Most people are only capable of learning a certain amount of ‘new’ information per day and need time to process it. The savings that the superintendent proposed would have been eliminated by the effect of having to have Friday programs for kids and the administrative headache of rescheduling every employee – not just teachers, but support staff as well.

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