Just 1 question for school candidates

Tue, 05/09/2006 - 4:03pm
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Just one question for the candidates for Fayette School Board candidates:

Will you, or will you not, vote to give back summer vacation to Fayette students and their parents?

Ron and Charlene Chandonia
Peachtree City, Ga.

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Submitted by H. Hamster on Wed, 05/10/2006 - 5:53am.

Will you, or will you not, consider that the education of your childern - and the others might be a tad more important than your summer vacation?

It is a proven fact that long summer vacations slow down the learning process as kids - especially the younger ones have to relearn study skills and habits.

Submitted by jollibee on Thu, 03/05/2009 - 10:13am.

I think it depends on the parents whether they will make their summer vacation full of learning or not. Maybe they can go to destinations like zoos, museums in other places, etc. The children can explore other places at the same time they are able to learn new things. Mexico City Tours

Submitted by ole sarge on Wed, 05/10/2006 - 5:09am.

An agrarian society requires maximum labor during the summer months, and those societies planned their school year accordingly. That has little value in a modern service sector setting. Instead of crying about lost summer vacations we should be preparing our children for the rigors of the workplace. This requires more that 180 days of school each year. Learning is a lifetime endeavor. We should seriously consider increasing the school year and absorbing the associated costs as an investment in citizenship and a true measure of our concern for the future.

Submitted by PTCMomma on Tue, 05/09/2006 - 10:53pm.

I sure hope they don't vote in longer summers. Summer break is more than long enough. Plenty of time for several camps, vacations and much more. Most of the the teachers that teach my kids love the breaks during the school year, which would be shorter and some eliminated if we had a longer summer break. So do most families I know. Those breaks are refreshing breaks. And there are plenty of daycares and local daycamps for school-aged children if both parents work, and don't want to use their vacation during the mid-schoole year breaks. I would never vote someone in who went back to the archaic long breaks meant to help farming families out.

Mom to 3, plus a few strays

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Submitted by Robert W. Morgan on Wed, 05/10/2006 - 7:05pm.

Except for Ron and Charlene who value vacation above education. Here are some ideas for Ron and Charlene

1. Year around school - which means 12 months. Get your kids educated by age 16 and then they are out of the house.
2. Home schooling. Takes up 4 or 5 hours of one parent's time. Never mind, Ron and Charlene are too busy.
3. Use your vacation time for a family-oriented, home schooling style summer school. Yea, I know, fat chance.
4. Use the summer vacation to teach the kids water skiing or some other skill they will be able to use to earn a living and raise their kids. This will help the country.
5. This one is serious. Support your kids in school. Help them with their homework. Talk to them every day - not just during vacation time. Don't buy them useless stuff. Hug them before they are gone.

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