Skip to comments.Education secretary calls for 12-hour school days, longer school year
Posted on 07/28/2010 10:34:26 AM PDT by Nachum
If Education Secretary Arne Duncan has his way, kids would be spending a lot more time at school and a three-month summer would be a thing of the past.
Duncan joked with attendees at a luncheon at the National Press Club Tuesday in Washington that he would like schools to stay open 13 months out of the year. Then he told the audience of over 100 that he seriously supports longer school hours.
In all seriousness, I think schools should be open 12, 13, 14 hours a day, seven days a week, 11-12 months of the year, Duncan said. This is not just more of the same. There would be a whole variety of after-school programs. Obviously academics would be at the heart of that. But you top it off with dancing, art, drama, music, yearbook, robotics , activities for older siblings and parents, ESL classes.
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The list, ping
And they still won’t get as good of results as home educators who spend 2-3 hours a day.
Barack Hussein Obama!
Why not just youth camps? No one's ever done that one before...
after the NEA got done, teachers would make more than the CEO of any fortune 50 corporation.
This man is a true menace.
I can only hope his ideas go nowhere. Kids need a life.
They have all their lives to work 50 weeks of the year.
Good luck getting that 98-hour work week past the teachers’ unions, Arne.
This is just a scam to get more tax payer $$$ in the hands of the teachers and their unions. Spending more time in a classroom with incompetent teachers will not get you a better educated child.
It would be better to keep your child home and away from these 'educators'.
The kids will be doing more time than most criminals! ;-)
Next Big Brother will be taking American children away from their parents so the NEA can raise and brainwash them to be obedient Liberals.
And COMMUNITY ORGANIZING.
Can't forget that.
They will get a much better result from their perspective. It is the equivalent of the govt saying they will handle the indoctrination of your child and will send them home to sleep. It’s a nightmarish scenario.
Marching band practice.
The teachers won't spend more time in the classroom. There would just be more of them. The ones who work the late shift will get time and a half like every union employee.
Starting to love this guy Arne yet?
They already have 4 yr old kindergarten by us, working on 3K. Thanks to Hillary and her It takes a village to raise a child crap. They want them from cradle to grave. Turn them into illerate zombies who can’t think for themselves.
Wonder how long it will be before they outlaw homeschooling.
Public schools suck.
Someone remind me, why we even have an “Education Secretary” anyway.
The Won appointed Kevin Jennings as his Safe School CzarKevin Jennings founded GLSEN, (gay, lesbian and straight education network.)
Hey! The Safe School Czar hands out fisting kits to school children!!!! (can you say fisting? I thought ya could).....
This is the pervert the Won appoints as safe school czar.
Parents that sit ignorantly by, are asking for this. Jennings will just have more TIME to pervert the children.
Im sure the Won would approve...after all...
hes our first Twink pResident.
They're not interested in benefitting the students, but primarily funneling job security and more money through to like-minded teachers, school-policy-writing, curriculum-designing professors, community-organizer hotbeds for administrator pools, the teacher unions and biasing payments to their friends' "education-oriented" companies.
Your children are no longer your children. Can they get free bunks at the Mao re-education facility as well? Just keep in mind during the 20th century 100s of millions died at the Mao, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Po Pot .... re-education facility.
Abort the unborn, kill the old and withhold treatment from the sick. Whole lives in one sentence.
What have we become when they take all our humanity away.
In “Brave New World” the children are raised by the state.
BINGO! What does it take for people to see that government education is inherently Marxist to the core.
>>And they still wont get as good of results as home educators who spend 2-3 hours a day.<<
Truth be told.
Why is there still a Dept. of Education?
“If Education Secretary Arne Duncan has his way”
If I had my way, this @sshole would be tarred and feathered on a hot summer day.
Way too much of this crap going on from wing-nuts like these who think they know what’s best for our kids. A lot of kids already have 12 hours of school a day when you figure in homework. My kids had hours and hours of repetative nonsense every night. Glad those days are over, and I can sympathize with parents who have kids in school now.
When are the American people going to get “Their” way?
Can’t wait till November.
Not my children!!! We school year round with many breaks throughout to accomodate daddy’s schedule but we are usually finished with our studies by noon.
The Childrens Story by James Clavell (author of Shogun and Nobel House)
If you ask your elementary aged children how they like Obama they will probably tell you:
“Everybody hates his guts”.
No vacation and longer school days.
4th graders have remarkably long and accurate memories for this kind of stuff.
-Your children are no longer your children-
LIBERALS BELIEVE CHILDREN ARE THE PROPERTY OF THE STATE
By Don Feder
Ding, Ding, Ding! We have a winner!
Follow the money. This is simply about creating more members for the teachers unions.
That said, since the schools are continuously dealing with sub-standard students who don't know the basics (read: illegal alien kids), the schools have to slap extra time on the day to do those things they did in the past when they didn't have to worry about state testing. But a 12-hour day is insane. I know 4th graders whose brains turn to baloney after lunchtime! Oh, I'm sorry. I forgot we were talking about the Obama administration, where stupidity reigns supreme!
mmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmmmm
Bring your children at sunrise and report to the commune, comrades.
After work, return and join them. Fun and games for all into the evening.
No more empty idle time, families unnecessary- the government has planned programs to occupy your time
PASS this around to all of your Democrat friends.....MAYBE...they’ll start “thinking?” That plus Rangell’s call for a “draft” should help them
Oh, I knew about the lego stuff and the competitions. I agree it’s pretty danged neat - I wish they had that when I was in high school. It just came out funny (to me anyway) the way the guy casually lumped it in with dancing, etc.
If they want to increase school time, they should have children go to school on Saturdays. Most countries have school on Saturday. I believe we may be the only country that doesn’t. On the other hand, I thought we were worried about energy use and was going to make schools open four days a week....so confusing.
2-3 hours a day.
Please....homeschoolers hardly go to school at all. Our neighbors have their kids sleep in so they can hang out watching tv. In the afternoon they get a babysitter so that they can go do whatever they want to do. They do make homeschool fun that is for sure at least for the parents. The parents work at night so they are happy not to have to get the kids up for school in the morning and take them to the bus stop. It is a nice life that is for sure.
The USSR forced Jews to go to school on Saturday. Even had a secret police to made sure they’d go.
If anything, I’m shocked he didn’t call for the schools to be open to students 24 hours per day, considering how inflated the education wonks think their importance is, and how deflated parents are considered to be.
I mean, shouldn’t schools be there if parents should have Rush, or FoxNews on, or...
This parental abuse is unacceptable, and thus refuge must be there for children at risk.
Well that is interesting but they had nothing to do with South Koreans going on Saturday or the Italians either.
Are you kidding? More guaranteed union jobs...
Yeah, expect lots of Liberal wailing, not...
"Free" babysitting for the Democrat voters and even better, in their view, the government raising the children, voters of the future, in a progressive liberal environment.
Only if you have a conventional definition of education. Something like, "the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life".
Most people have a similar definition in mind, but it is most definitely not what the educrats in the ruling class mean when they craft public education policy.
When the ruling class say education, they mean indoctrination in political correctness and socialization to submit to the State and other ruling class authority as well as minimal impartation of knowledge and reasoning skills. That requires the impartation of false knowledge, the diminution of natural faculties of reason and judgment, and the infantilization of the ruled class. Pretty much the opposite of what most people mean by education. It is difficult to accomplish the sort of education that the ruling class desires. That's why they need more resources, including children's time, to achieve their objectives.
Government exists to advance the interests of the ruling class. Its schools train children to think and behave in the interests of the ruling class. It has been naive to think otherwise.
For an superb elucidation on why this is true, see Angelo Codevilla's article, America's Ruling Class in the August 2010 American Spectator.
Talk about re-education camps!
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