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    Default So Obama wants to take away summer vacation


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    I'll light the torches and sharpen the pitchforks.



    I love this part:
    Obama and Duncan say kids in the United States need more school because kids in other nations have more school.
    So basically we should do it because everyone else is doing it. *rolls eyes*

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    This would be great if anyone actually learned anything worthwhile in an American public school. All I learned in high school is that I was sleep deprived and at best all anyone cares about is what % score you got on a standardized test or a busyworksheet (and what your GPA is when applying for college).

    I think going to school year-round would be nice anyway, with smaller, more frequent breaks. I hated the 3 month absence and then the shock of going back to class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adoamros View Post
    This would be great if anyone actually learned anything worthwhile in an American public school. All I learned in high school is that I was sleep deprived and at best all anyone cares about is what % score you got on a standardized test or a busyworksheet (and what your GPA is when applying for college).
    DINGDINGDINGDINGDING.

    Change the attitude, THEN change the amount of time, if it's necessary.

    Americans already don't understand leisure as it is. This is not going to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    DINGDINGDINGDINGDING.

    Change the attitude, THEN change the amount of time, if it's necessary.

    Americans already don't understand leisure as it is. This is not going to help.
    If you change the attitude, odds are you don't need additional time. I believe Taiwan's school year is shorter than ours, and yet their educational system is still rather high quality.

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    Jeezus. It can't be that our kids aren't learning anything from the effed up school system itself. It must be that they aren't spending enough time at said effed up system.
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    About Japan's lengthy school year -- it's also not uncommon for Japanese people to work themselves to sickness and even death, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haphazard View Post
    About Japan's lengthy school year -- it's also not uncommon for Japanese people to work themselves to sickness and even death, too.
    I thought the common Asian comparison was to China's educational system? Japan was more of the 90s thing.

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    Compared to them...we rack disprine.

    so much disiprine... -_-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    I thought the common Asian comparison was to China's educational system? Japan was more of the 90s thing.
    Oops, sorry -- I was doing the macarena last night. It happens.
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