Elkhart schools may shorten school day

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 Posted 11/22/2013 10:23:05 AM
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Elkhart schools may shorten school day
Elkhart schools may shorten school day
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 Posted 11/22/2013 10:59:07 AM
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JackN (11/22/2013)
This year’s longer school day for elementary students has cut into the time teachers have to talk with other teachers and figure out new ways to help students.

This is clearly a misstatement.  It should read, "The teacher's union won't allow teachers to stay an additional 15 minutes per day without pay to talk to each other after school hours."


Oh God, here we go. The obese chair salesman who couldn't get elected to the school board is jumping into an education thread again.
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 Posted 11/22/2013 11:12:12 AM
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This year’s longer school day for elementary students has cut into the time teachers have to talk with other teachers and figure out new ways to help students.

This is clearly a misstatement.  It should read, "The teacher's union won't allow teachers to stay an additional 15 minutes per day without pay to talk to each other after school hours."


Oh God, here we go. The obese chair salesman who couldn't get elected to the school board is jumping into an education thread again.






LMAO......maybe the teachers would stick around longer if they were provided with high intensity use chairs lol.


Well there you go, Brad. You should give Rob Haworth a call. Perhaps AllPro Sales could find a chair to suit their needs.
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 Posted 11/22/2013 1:55:29 PM
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JackN (11/22/2013)
This year’s longer school day for elementary students has cut into the time teachers have to talk with other teachers and figure out new ways to help students.

This is clearly a misstatement.  It should read, "The teacher's union won't allow teachers to stay an additional 15 minutes per day without pay to talk to each other after school hours."


Work hours is a discussible item not negotiable.  The union has no say in the extra 15 minutes per state law.
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 Posted 11/23/2013 1:21:35 AM
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This year’s longer school day for elementary students has cut into the time teachers have to talk with other teachers and figure out new ways to help students.

This is clearly a misstatement.  It should read, "The teacher's union won't allow teachers to stay an additional 15 minutes per day without pay to talk to each other after school hours."


Work hours is a discussible item not negotiable.  The union has no say in the extra 15 minutes per state law.


First: students get picked up - and taken home - once a day, every day. How does a longer day save on transportation, except in the case of all day kindergarten?

Second: Considering the rise of social media and the internet, why can't teachers get their talking time online, if they need it that badly.

Third: Considering how many families are single-parent or two working parents, this idea will either necessitate baby-sitting or it will create a 'latch-key' day. Sounds like a bonanza for those who prey on non-supervised children
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 Posted 11/23/2013 2:02:42 AM
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By all means the Elkhart School day should be shortened.  What with the results of the progress of all the students in the Elkhart System showing such remarkable results and terrific growth they really need LESS time in the school environment.  If this success they keep showing the world continues they may be deemed too smart to live in the United States!   
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Kat makes sense. Earlier or later what difference does it make? The buses still have to run.

I have seen one improvement this year to save transportation costs. The amount of bus stops in my neighborhood was slimmed down. All the kids have to go to the same stop, not sit in the crib hugging the heater and wait for the bus to honk the horn in front of the house.

I do wish they would have picked a less busy corner though. The stop I am familiar with is on busy County Road 9 where the speed limit is 30 but folks go 45 and more. The bus stops traffic, the kids take too long getting seated.

When I went to school I left early to socialize. The kids in my neighborhood walk down the street texting each other.

I vote making the school day longer and require every kid to join a club or sport, or take a parenting class so they can improve family structure. How about a class called old school? Or mentoring, where the older ones help the younger ones in areas where they struggle?

I'd like to see uniforms too. Way too much underwear showing from the boys, the girls show off way more than they should.
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 Posted 11/23/2013 8:18:52 AM
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If the NUMBER OF TRIPS remains the same, then how in the hell will this serve to cut any costs?? This is more teacher-serving crap- doing absolutely NOTHING for either the enhanced education of students, or the saving of money for the tax-payers. Tell 'em to hang it in their ear!!
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Kat makes sense. Earlier or later what difference does it make? The buses still have to run.

I have seen one improvement this year to save transportation costs. The amount of bus stops in my neighborhood was slimmed down. All the kids have to go to the same stop, not sit in the crib hugging the heater and wait for the bus to honk the horn in front of the house.

I do wish they would have picked a less busy corner though. The stop I am familiar with is on busy County Road 9 where the speed limit is 30 but folks go 45 and more. The bus stops traffic, the kids take too long getting seated.

When I went to school I left early to socialize. The kids in my neighborhood walk down the street texting each other.

I vote making the school day longer and require every kid to join a club or sport, or take a parenting class so they can improve family structure. How about a class called old school? Or mentoring, where the older ones help the younger ones in areas where they struggle?

I'd like to see uniforms too. Way too much underwear showing from the boys, the girls show off way more than they should.


They seem to put a lot of bus stops on busy streets - and people are too selfish and impatient to wait even on a school bus.

I think the smaller kids are better than the middle schoolers. I regularly have Pierre Moran kids practically walk into the car while I'm driving (at 20MPH) down Prairie Street. And, now that I consider it, many were messing with some kind of handheld device. Maybe there should be some laws about texting while walking.

I used to HATE the idea of school uniforms - now I can actually see where they might be a good idea.

And, don't get me started on what some girls wear nowadays.

Who was the moron that designed panties for a 4 to 6X that says "HOTTIE"??? A pedophile?
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 Posted 11/24/2013 1:05:39 AM
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Home school.

It is the only way to keep your kids safe from the Progressives Indoctrination.  And you can teach them to fix their lunch instead eating satellite plastic lunches.
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