Re: Should Boston Public Schools have longer days?
posted at 7/15/2013 6:19 PM EDT
In response to andiejen's comment:
In response to ppannos' comment:
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.
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.