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I agree with many posts that extending the school day and the number of minutes is not necessarily the answer.  The reality is that improving the QUALITY of the school day should be at the ... Posted on: Friday, November 04, 2011
 

I am new here as I have been off email for quite a while so if I am redundant, or step on toes previously discussed, I apologize. First of all I want to say that I agree with much of what ... Posted on: Friday, November 04, 2011
 

I believe that students needs additional academic time. Many times, I have ran out of time and are faced with the task at continuing to teach an objective the next day. While I'm completing ... Posted on: Tuesday, November 01, 2011
 

The global age has ushered in a period of potential democracy, but we are still seeing the same, top-driven decision making processes. In the case of schools, those making the decisions have ... Posted on: Tuesday, November 01, 2011
 

I don't think we need to be adding 90 minutes to the school day. As many have said (including students), that amount of time would push after school clubs and sports way into the late evening. ... Posted on: Monday, October 31, 2011
 

I think teachers would be able to get more accomplished if their class size was smaller.   It is hard to meet each students individual needs when you have 35 Kindergarten students in your ... Posted on: Monday, October 31, 2011
 

A longer school day is a much needed in Chicago.  As a special education teacher I find it difficult to accomplish the goals I set every day to meet the needs of my students.  When a longer ... Posted on: Sunday, October 30, 2011
 

The school day in the 21st Century should give more time to planning, instruction, recess, and lunch. Most school days feel like  a fast ride at Great America that leaves you dizzy as you try to ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011
 

 1. Students should spend a minimum of 45 min./week in a computer lab playing educational games, reviewing assignments, collaborating on projects using e-mail, monitoring ... Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2011
 

After reading through much of what has been posted and seeing the moderator almost always post the same comment I feel that people are speaking/writing in circles around each other. Whether a ... Posted on: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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