30 April 2013
"Students Won't Like It: The Call for More Time in Class." Anniston Star. 29 Sep 2009: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 30 Apr. 2013.
The article "Students Won't Like It: The Call for More Time in Class" is an editorial on the issue of American children spending more time in school. If students and teachers spend more time in school, they would have less time for summer and vacations. Not many people would want to agree with that idea since most people want to have a long and relax vacations after spending 8 months in school. It is not only about vacations but tests will be given more if they spend more days in school. As the title of the article, students will not like it.
The issue that students should spend more time in class is hard to decide. Learning is a long-term process. It took 12 years to graduate high school and 2 to 10 years to graduate university, which mean to receive two or more diploma. Total years that students would have to spend in school are at least 14 years. People can learn their whole life. It may not be enough in 14 years to know everything, but going to school every day and have less time for other activities is not good. I, as a student, do not like it either.
Sep 29, 2009, n.p.
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Students Won't Like It: The Call for More Time in Class
The Anniston Star, Ala.
Sep. 29--President Obama may have ticked off the next generation of American voters.
By calling for U.S. children to spend more time in school, Obama has swung open--wide open--a door knocked ajar long ago. Having progressive educators or business leaders subscribe to the notion that more classroom time equates to smarter, more productive Americans is one thing.
Having the president assume an advocate's role is quite another.
Rest assured, America's youngsters would not cheer the idea of losing their summer vacations or afternoon dismissals. Of course, how many 10-year-olds want to spend more time in a classroom?
What's important in this discussion isn't the obvious matter of lost vacations and afternoon freedom. That's too simplistic. What's critical is to examine why Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan say American children need more classroom instruction, determine the idea's merit and decide if it could be implemented without dismantling the infrastructure of U.S. school systems.
That's a lot to consider; no answers are in sight. That Obama and Duncan have broached this subject at different times this year--highlighted in a widely distributed Associated Press story this week--isn't an ironclad sign that change is imminent, or even possible.
So let's calm schoolchildren's fears; their noses won't soon be on a 12-months-a-year grindstone. Ditto for most K-12…