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SamSpade

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Kamala Harris has yet another crazy idea to add to the list among Democratic presidential hopefuls -

Extending the school hours by three hours. Schools would go from 8am - to 6pm.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/06/sen-kamala-harris-introduces-bill-to-lengthen-school-day-by-three-hours.html

You know, I can't think that she has thought this through very well. And I am surprised that, for someone whose campaign is TANKING,
she throws a Hail Mary that really is more like Hail Pile of Dung.

I mean, the idea is that the school basically becomes a day care for your kid for another three hours, to make life easier
and cheaper for parents. But I guarantee schools and teachers aren't going to like it at all, and unless it's voluntary - a lot of parents won't either.
 

GregV814

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Well, that follows incrementally that schools should be pushing the agenda (as boards are being filled with wacky folks) that believe Children should be brainwashed that communism/socialism is better.. wasn’t there some candidate who suggested parents drop off their kids at age 6 and retrieve them after college?


 
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Hijinx

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She doesn't have any children so she should not be considered a credible person for the care and training of those who do.
 

kom526

They call me ... Sarcasmo
My super non politics, registered DEM teacher wife, said and I quote, "That bitch has lost her mind!" (In regards to the 10 hour school day) Then she really started going off. :lol: A couple of forum members have met her and know her so they know she was hot.
 

SamSpade

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She doesn't have any children so she should not be considered a credible person for the care and training of those who do.
I just chalked it up to - did you really think this through?
Admittedly - growing up, MY school days were longer. The bus picked me up at 4. I remember that because I remember the teacher asking us - with our little handmade paper clocks - which time was our favorite, and I said "Four o'clock".

But school wasn't LONGER. We just have more recess. Two fifteen minute breaks morning and afternoon and a whole hour at lunch.
Frankly, I wouldn't mind THAT, at all.
 

black dog

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With that, all the kids can get three free meals a day instead of two. Maybe kick'in weekend doggie bags too.
 
wasn’t there some candidate who suggested parents drop off their kids at age 6 and retrieve them after college?
It may sound foreign to us, but wasn't that the norm for Brits? Send the kid to boarding school when young, return (maybe) after many years of being away?

Not that I like the idea, I always thought it was a bit tough, but the kids learned self-reliance and confidence lacking in today's American youths.
 

SamSpade

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It may sound foreign to us, but wasn't that the norm for Brits?
For those who can afford it. Basically boarding schools are for the rich, with few exceptions. That's still generally true everywhere.

Think of it - here, parents struggle with the costs of daycare which Harris is trying to ameliorate.
Imagine the cost of having your kids taken care of full time. It's not unlike the costs of college kids living on campus, and then there's tuition.
 

black dog

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For those who can afford it. Basically boarding schools are for the rich, with few exceptions. That's still generally true everywhere.

Think of it - here, parents struggle with the costs of daycare which Harris is trying to ameliorate.
Imagine the cost of having your kids taken care of full time. It's not unlike the costs of college kids living on campus, and then there's tuition.
One of the guys I grew up with is head of building maintenance at Georgetown Prep in Bethesda, its about 35 grand a school year for day students and 60+ thou for those that live there during the school year. That can change if the student doesn't go home over the normal holidays ( Thanksgiving, Christmas, springbreak ) when the school is closed.

Thats a pretty good nut each year for your sons HS...
 

SamSpade

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One of the guys I grew up with is head of building maintenance at Georgetown Prep in Bethesda, its about 35 grand a school year for day students and 60+ thou for those that live there during the school year. That can change if the student doesn't go home over the normal holidays ( Thanksgiving, Christmas, springbreak ) when the school is closed.

Thats a pretty good nut each year for your sons HS...
Had a buddy of mine year ago that was a math teacher there. He did mention more than once that he had a couple students that were the sons of famous people in Washington - and a few that were sons of foreign ambassadors, which sometimes posed a problem when any of them proved to be discipline problems or got failing grades.
 

black dog

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Had a buddy of mine year ago that was a math teacher there. He did mention more than once that he had a couple students that were the sons of famous people in Washington - and a few that were sons of foreign ambassadors, which sometimes posed a problem when any of them proved to be discipline problems or got failing grades.
It was that way when I grew up in the 60's- 70's. My friend Randle will tell stories, you just don't know who's kid he is talking about..
My father was friends with the priest that ran the golf course when I was growing up, they kept in contact until the priest died maybe ten years ago.
They would play golf and then walk over to Diedils bar and drink for hours..
 
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