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Published: Thursday, July 12 2012 12:29 p.m. MDT

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cptreft@yahoo.com
LAYTON, UT

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.

Coach P
Provo, UT

cptreft@yahoo.com:

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?

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