Sarah - posted on 10/10/2009 ( 27 moms have responded )
So I haven't researched this so I don't know for sure if it is true, but I heard today that Obama is looking to extend the length of school days and have kids go to school six days a week. It appearantly has to do with the fact that our children are so far behind other cultures like the chinese.
Personally, the very idea of this appalls me. Children NEED to have a weekend! And they already go to school for 8 hours a day, I think that if we ask them to do longer hours at school, they will simply end up burned out. I know that when I work more than 8 hours, I am tired and do not function as well. I think our curriculum needs work, but the answer is not more time spent at school! Actually I really don't even like full day kindegarten five days a week (Its fine if they only go 3 days, but I think 5 is too many at 5 years old)
Has anyone heard anything about this? And what are your thoughts on the idea?