Pocket Ninja: Subby, in a state as notoriously well-educated as Georgia, children do not need to be "in school" to "learn." Children in Georgia learn from the mere act of walking down a country byway, or feeling the soft tickle of the grass on their bare feet. They learn from the splash of a speckled trout in a glittering pond nestled high in a mountain hollow, or in the soft crackle of a possum nosing its way over fall leaves. From the rustling whisper of God's breath over the treetops in the earliest moments of an approaching storm.They learn from life, subby. They learn from living. Learning sticks to them like Georgia clay. It oozes from their pores like moonshine from a drunk. Truly, it's one of the great tragedies in our "modern existence" that "learning" has in some people's minds become no more than some perfect storm of "facts" and "science" and "textbooks." These things are merely tools, subby. They are merely tools, and ironically it takes someone with true learning, Georgia learning, to understand that.
Amos Quito: FTA: "I can do nothing, again about this decision. I am a working parent, with a full time job. I have no family in this state to help. I have had to employ some assistance with my neighbor to help with the new school hours that have also been put into effect. Now my elementary school child will not get out of school until 3:30 p.m., which means she starts later as well. I have to be at work in Athens at 8 a.m., a full 30 minutes before school even starts. So in order to get her to school, I can no longer take her, as I have in the past, but leave her with my neighbor to ride the bus."These are what scools are reely abaut. Babby sitting cervises.We reely nead 365 day scools open 24hrs so that moms who work wierd hours can take advantege of this valuble cervice too.Its not fare.
MadHatter500: I wonder how often her husband decided to vote against tax increases. 'Cause gubmint never does anything worth while. It's all theft.
Hallelujah Goat: Also, I failed history.
Hallelujah Goat: Thinking back, I don't remember ever getting past the Vietnam War in American History by the end of the school year. Now, they may not even make it to The Cold War.Also, I failed history.
AverageAmericanGuy: If you consider school a holding cell for criminals until they reach adulthood and can be shuffled off to prisons, then something as forward thinking as shortening the school year is anathema.But school is about learning. It's about interacting with others and expanding horizons. Time spent in school where this isn't happening is time wasted. Kids shouldn't be kept in school because it's convenient for their parents. They should be allowed to explore the world on their own once the limits of school learning has been reached.
yeegrek: Nothing says "21st century global hyperpower" like shortening school years to save money. Not more money for the schools, but rather less schools for the money.
Mrtraveler01: There's no state mandate on the minimum number of days in Georgia?That's way different than up here in the Midwest where it was around 170. It's easy to remember that because all the snow days we got in the winter just dragged the school year into the summer to fulfil this requirement.
actionsaurus: Leave it to southern christian conservatives. Keep them kids dumb, easier to indoctrinate that way.
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