How long the school day?

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    racebikeguy

    Well i dont know if i agree the current school day is to short. I remember sitting threw plenting of class feeling like the day was long enogh. I couldnt wait to get out of having to sit at a desk all day. Some classes where so boring. Its a different story when your having fun though. then time seems to fly by.

    Edit: just adding more thoughts-I guess the question i ask when reading your post is, is it quantity of education that would best help the students? at the current state of edjucation wouldnt longer hours be just that, more of the same stuff? Or is it the quality of the education that should be focused on first? How about even shorter days with bursts of quality learning. more learning and less tests. (tests do have there place but currently i think there aplication is really sceuwed and they arent used for the right reasons) I know teachers probably hate the idea of having to entertain students to give them an edjucation. But when your compeating against every thing ells that yells for kids attention makes me wonder if making school days longer would help.

    I do agree with you and think the time of day students go to school fall under the quality of the expierence.

    I am a product of US public education and so i feel kind of akin to this subject.  Great Blog you have!

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    racebikeguy

    Well i dont know if i agree the current school day is to short. I remember sitting threw plenting of class feeling like the day was long enogh. I couldnt wait to get out of having to sit at a desk all day. Some classes where so boring. Its a different story when your having fun though. then time seems to fly by.

    Edit: just adding more thoughts-I guess the question i ask when reading your post is, is it quantity of education that would best help the students? at the current state of edjucation wouldnt longer hours be just that, more of the same stuff? Or is it the quality of the education that should be focused on first? How about even shorter days with bursts of quality learning. more learning and less tests. (tests do have there place but currently i think there aplication is really sceuwed and they arent used for the right reasons) I know teachers probably hate the idea of having to entertain students to give them an edjucation. But when your compeating against every thing ells that yells for kids attention makes me wonder if making school days longer would help.

    I do agree with you and think the time of day students go to school fall under the quality of the expierence.

    I am a product of US public education and so i feel kind of akin to this subject.  Great Blog you have!

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    Alfred Thompson

    Actually the reason for increasing the school day is not as much about adding instruction time but adding break time between instruction. Especially with younger children it would be better if they had more time to get up and run around and burn off energy. The day would likely feel shorter and the lessons be easier to take if this were done.

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    Alfred Thompson

    Actually the reason for increasing the school day is not as much about adding instruction time but adding break time between instruction. Especially with younger children it would be better if they had more time to get up and run around and burn off energy. The day would likely feel shorter and the lessons be easier to take if this were done.

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