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Is More School Really the Answer for Everyone?

Kevin703 Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 8:33 AM
Knowledge isn't power. Of what use is learning things that are useless? Simply keeping students in school longer will gain them nothing unless that time is spent learning something valuable. I suggest that they spend some time learning things such as mathematics, science, English, history and physical education along with other life skills such as home economics and shop.
shubi_ Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 8:36 AM
Reading and math are the two essential subjects to master for a citizenry that will be able to learn more. Our public schools are failing to teach most children these two subjects.

On top of that, they teach kids so many things that are not true, like global warming and other environmental and left wing nuttery.
Former Obama OMB director Peter Orszag is worried that summer is making American children "dumber and fatter."  It takes him a while to concede that the children for whom this is primarily true are those of "low socioeconomic status."

But wait a minute: Back in April,Orszag also called for an end to the 3 pm school day -- for all children.

In other words, in Orszag's world, school should go longer every day AND take  place for more of the...