Should Boston Public Schools have longer days?

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    Re: Should Boston Public Schools have longer days?

    I am mixed about this. I actually support a longer school year over a longer school day. There is overwhelming evidence that both improve education the most at risk school districts...but I think it is a case by case thing. A community that has strong after school enrichment programs ( such as the 21st century program) would not really benefit from longer school days.

    Longer school days are only one small reason that many charter schools perform better. There are a whole host of other reasons that are far more philosophican in nature.

     

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    Re: Should Boston Public Schools have longer days?

    In response to jedwardnicky's comment:

    Interesting. As a former senior custodian in a school system I can say it's problematic. We had two months in the summer to clean our buildings from top to bottom. Nobody really considers that fact. They think it's easy to do. It's not.




    Complaining about a job your paid to do...That's intresting.

     
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    Re: Should Boston Public Schools have longer days?

     

     And we all know parents are gonna be pushing for this. It's 45 minutes more they don't have to deal with thier brat kids.

     

     

     

     

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    Re: Should Boston Public Schools have longer days?


    1. Does anyone really believe it will improve the dismal performance of Boston students

    2. What will it cost?

     
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    Re: Should Boston Public Schools have longer days?

    In response to andiejen's comment:

    In response to ppannos' comment:
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    1. Does anyone really believe it will improve the dismal performance of Boston students

    2. What will it cost?

     



    Do you really think it is not worth trying?

     

    If it were your children in the Boston public school system, what would you want?

    What will it cost if nothing is done? Think back to your school days. Do they resemble the Boston public school system experience?

    I know mine do not. And I thank my lucky stars they do not. I have no idea who I would be if I had had to survive K-12 in that. Maybe I would have be fortuate enough to attend a charter school or Boston Rindge and Latin but, not spaces for everyone in those schools.

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    I reasonably asked 2 questions.

    We can't continue to chase political  Pegasus ideas without facts, budgets and goals.

    What metrics will be applied BEFORE we whack the taxpayers again aka Stimulus, renewable energy, etc

     

    I attended BPS in days when they produced good students.. not argueably the case today.

    Following that thought.. WHY the poor quality of education?

    I think we share the common goal of improving education but owe it to ourselves and the children to KNOW where the system failed them... or is this possibly a move from the corrupt teachers unions to grab cash.   

     
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