Skip to comments.Obama Wants More School, Less Vacation
Posted on 09/27/2009 2:42:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
President Obama wants kids to spend more time in school. Students in the U.S. need more class time to remain competitive with students around the world, the President said. Obama advocates schools adding time to classes, extending hours into evenings and weekends, and shortening summer vacation.
"Now, I know longer school days and school years are not wildly popular ideas, not with Malia and Sasha, not in my family, probably not in yours. But the challenges of a new century demand more time in the classroom," Obama said.
Some schools that extended their hours have seen positive results. Early results from Massachusetts' expanded learning time initiative, which adds extra time to the school year, show that some students involved in the program do better on state tests than those at regular public schools.
Obama takes our summer away,
Mmmmm... mmmmm... mmmm....
Waaaaaaaaait a minute.....
More time for indoctrination doesn’t equal better education.
Don’t foget to vote on AOL poll on this very same issue:
Full time school means full time indoctrination.
Yup, more time away from parents and more time with the state. To all with two incomes...you CAN live on one income and be with your children. It can be done, and the rewards are infinite.
Everyone whose livelihood depends on the participation of children during summer vacation (for example, camps, summer school, tourist attractions) just had a heart attack...
Did he clear this with the NEA first?
More teachers, more UNION members.
Don’t waste kid’s time on “Barack Hussein Obama, mmmm, mmmm, mmmm”, and the 5 days/week will be more than enough.
Or at a very minimum, see if you can afford a private Christian school!
Ha Ha! The kids will love that. In the past a few kids I know in HS have summer jobs to build funds to start a life after school or college. But this last summer they have not been able to find work thanks to King Obama. Last I heard that here in this State youth unemployment is around 50%.
“Do as I say, not as I do”.
This coming from Mr Vacation himself.
I’m sure the rank and file of the NEA won’t mind. (snicker)
he wants them to have less free time.....he wants to know where they are....he wants to be able to control them.
They should be, the tiny freeloaders.
This should go a long way to helping the economy by cutting into summer vacations and tourism. I know that a lot of “teachers” want more opportunities to “hit” on the kids but this is getting ridiculous.
What would a good fascist do?
What a stupid ass.
At this pace, even the NEA types are going to eventually hate him.
He must have been caught in an unscripted moment. There's no way that Teleprompter would have told him to say something this stupid.
Mmmm! Mmmm! Mmmm!
More Freedom of Speech, Less Obama
More Economic Freedom, Less Obama
More Patriotism, Less Obama
More Victories in the WoT, Less Obama
More Health Choices, Less Obama
More Transparency, Less Obama
More Education Quality, Less Obama
and finally...more American Superiority, FAR LESS OBAMA.
Obama doesn’t give a sh*t about children being educated (like they are getting educated at most government schools, anyway).
Longer school hours are a ruse for a taxpayer-paid child care and babysitting service. (Oh, and more Obama sing-a-longs).
No. It will result in more FTEs to the school systems increasing their power. It will also result in increased taxes at the local and state levels for education. It will not improve results because the same people will be involved in the same system turning out the same results. Finally, it will usurp local authorities and school boards by injecting more federal government and unions in the schools.
Bad idea all the way around. The problems with the schools are not related to quantity they are related to quality.
I couldn’t disagree more. And if you agree with Obama, perhaps DU would be a better fit.
If Oslimebag is involved, it's gonna be a way to grow unions and government.
Happy people never want Socialism.
Yet one more reason my the wife and I will not have kids.
Under what constitutional authority does DC control school systems?
That is a State Issue. The entire Education Department in DC should be abolished.
Why do home school children perform so much better academically? Answer: Lack of Brainwashing with lies.
It is the time to Downsize DC.
Did you plow the back forty? Did you love the break? I will go up against anyone in the workplace that supports that bullshit. Summer is a time for family to relax.
What they "need" is a genuine education, professionally instructed by educated, dedicated instructors --- NOT substandard, illiterate, union lackeys who spend time indoctrinating their pawns, expecting many to fail instead of succeed.
Worst of all, more than a few of those who are charged with fulfilling their role of actually educating their charges are sex-addicted drug addicts who are preying on these innocents left in their charge.
And "free" babysitting for the Obama communities.
So what will private schools do? Don’t think they’ll go along with this crap. I’m with those who think kids and families need a break.
Kids don’t have 3 months off in the summer, more like 2 months.
For my family, we spend 1 week at my parents house visiting them (only time we see them all year). We go on a family vacation for a week. My kids either go to Vacation Bible School or help at one (depending on their age).
Then, my kids have a month long drama camp that they attend for 3 hours a day.
We all love summer. There’s no homework. My kids love to read, and they actually have time to read. We have a pool, so we go swimming a lot, and we have lots of bar-b-ques.
One of my daughters is special needs, and she just needs down time to decompress from school. She attends speech therapy more in the summer because that is her biggest issue, and she doesn’t have time to go much during the school year.
I wish the kids had more time in the summer. I wish they had from Memorial Day to Labor Day off. I love being with my kids.
More time with socialist teachers an less with patriotic parents maybe ?
Sorry we need the long vacation to deprogram the little rascals.
Well, I could see why. At face value, it sounds like it could help education until you consider the ramifications. I just try to remember that more federal government is not a good idea.
Exactly. That, and more money for the education establishment and it's political activities.
Since most parents work even in the summer the children are often in the care of others. I’m not saying attend school all summer I’m saying cut it to maybe 6 weeks. When our younger children return to school after a 3 month summer vacation a lot of time is spent reviewing material.
(School is in session more + Mommy and Daddy get to work longer and more days + less family time) = MORE income tax for Uncle Obama
I am beginning to hate his math more and more...
I see more and more people starting to homeschool...
You could put the average little heathen in school for 15 years and it wouldn’t make much difference. We been throwing money at education for 50 years for squat. Maybe the new America, after the depression hits, will lower the expense and up the result.
parsy, who sees no reason for trying to teach algebra to your average numbskull kid
I bet he’d like the Chinese system — 6am to 7:30 pm. Kids never see their parents. Great good way to break up the family.
You aren't getting it. This proposal has nothing to do with providing your children with a better education.
He said nothing about better teaching nor about less indoctrination, tho. It’s just more of ‘OUR’ time with ‘YOUR’ kids.
So glad we homeschooled.
I agree. And they need some experience other than that found inside institutional walls.
Is this for his “re-education” manifesto?