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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

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 have no issue with extended the school day.  In fact, I think there are lots of opportunities by lengthening the day.  My issue lies with how teachers have been painted throughout this ... Posted on: Monday, October 31, 2011

The comments below are In response to Mr. Brizard's recent interview on Chicago Tonight.   --While Charter schools are exciting alternatives to traditional public schools, they are not the ... Posted on: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Only toward the end of the 19th century did children begin to take on less of a role in the labor force. Today education is the labor of the child. Public schools try to provide many functions in the ... Posted on: Sunday, October 23, 2011

The current trend in schools today is spend more time teaching the core subject areas, such as Reading and Mathematics, and cut subjects such as Physical Education, Art, and Music, but is this the ... Posted on: Sunday, October 23, 2011

We known a lot about adolescents and sleep patterns.  They physically do not fall asleep until much later.  so why do we have high schools that start at 7:30  or 8 am?  Why not ... Posted on: Friday, October 21, 2011

Smaller classroom numbers would greatly impact growth of learning for each student. It is very difficult and actually impossible for a teacher with special ed. students and bilingual student and ... Posted on: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I am very concerned about the additional 90 minutes.  I really think that using this time in the classroom may not benefit the younger children.  It is very difficult for smaller children ... Posted on: Monday, October 17, 2011

a. I would like the school to start later. 8:00 a.m. is too early for young students. Ideally a 9:00 a.m.  start would be fine for our children who struggle because of a lack of sleep time. ... Posted on: Sunday, October 16, 2011
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