firstname.lastname@example.org:As a teacher I would be okay with whatever extra
days, maybe up to 60 extra day, if there was EXTRA pay involved. Is that likely
to be coming?
My question, as a former educator, is why are we discussing weather to have year
round calendars over traditional when countries have been more successful in
their educational programs by adding days to their calenders, instead of where
to put their breaks? I have always felt that adding ten more days to the
educational calender would shoot test scores up dramatically because of the time
we teachers could spend helping students overcome the problems they have instead
pushing them ahead when basic concepts are ignored to keep up with the demand to
meet progression stander's that have nothing to do with a student learning
abilities.I also like to know where are parents who say they want the best
for their children, yet say "He's your problem so don't bother
me," when you contact them for a meeting or discus their behavior problems.
All I see is talk, talk, talk and nobody willing to do something about it.