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(My Fox Orlando)   Police arrest a 16 year-old boy in the middle of a crime spree, charge him with six felony burglary counts. Way to make a case for year-round schooling, jackass   (myfoxorlando.com) divider line 34
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2014-07-30 09:37:11 AM  
Deputies say the boy started in a series of stores in a plaza around 5:30 in the morning.

I have to hand it to him. I was lucky to roll out of bed by 10:00 on summer vacation.
 
2014-07-30 10:07:09 AM  

Sybarite: Deputies say the boy started in a series of stores in a plaza around 5:30 in the morning.

I have to hand it to him. I was lucky to roll out of bed by 10:00 on summer vacation.


He probably had been up all night
 
2014-07-30 10:08:40 AM  

Tom_Slick: Sybarite: Deputies say the boy started in a series of stores in a plaza around 5:30 in the morning.

I have to hand it to him. I was lucky to roll out of bed by 10:00 on summer vacation.

He probably had been up all night


You get super stamina like that from smoking too much of the marijuana cigarettes.
 
2014-07-30 10:09:27 AM  
Hey now, I'd love to have year-round schooling.

Kids aren't spending their summers helping Ma and Pa on the family farm anymore, and haven't for a long, long time.
 
2014-07-30 10:09:52 AM  

clkeagle: Hey now, I'd love to have year-round schooling.

Kids aren't spending their summers helping Ma and Pa on the family farm anymore, and haven't for a long, long time.


This.
 
2014-07-30 10:13:32 AM  
Year round schooling is such a better system. Too bad MUH CHANGE is too much for people to handle.
 
2014-07-30 10:14:52 AM  
No real point to having summers off for kids.  Give 'em 3 weeks of vacay to use whenever (except maybe testing times) like most adults.  Training them to have 3 months off a year don't exactly prepare them for the real world.
 
2014-07-30 10:19:49 AM  

mama2tnt: clkeagle: Hey now, I'd love to have year-round schooling.

Kids aren't spending their summers helping Ma and Pa on the family farm anymore, and haven't for a long, long time.

This.


Plant Rights Activist: No real point to having summers off for kids.  Give 'em 3 weeks of vacay to use whenever (except maybe testing times) like most adults.  Training them to have 3 months off a year don't exactly prepare them for the real world.


Summer vacation is the very apex of childhood bliss.  Taken as a whole, I'd say it's a larger contributor to the kick-ass nature of being a child than Christmas.  Society ticks along just as well with summer vacation as it would without.  Let the kids have summers off to enjoy.  You might even try being happy for them, you bitter old codgers.
 
2014-07-30 10:21:13 AM  
didn't Orlando already try year round schooling some years ago? (they might still - I don't know. I just know that one of my cousins that lived there had to do it growing up)
 
2014-07-30 10:22:45 AM  
Wouldn't that be the end of a crime spree?
 
2014-07-30 10:23:37 AM  
I was reading it thinking wow the police actually bothered to arrest someone who was breaking into homes and cars and then got to this part: Deputies say the boy started in a series of stores then it all made sense, criminals, some advice, only rob human people robbing corporation people is the quickest way to prison.
 
2014-07-30 10:23:41 AM  
The perp broke into a florist, instrument repair shop, and barber shop.

Suspect may be rosy, well-tuned, and coiffed.  I repeat suspect may be rosy, well-tuned and coiffed.
 
2014-07-30 10:29:08 AM  
Having no vacation at all isn't the best bet either.  Kids need a bit of time away from school to develop and to learn things in ways that won't be found in a classroom.  I doubt if many of us can look back and say with honesty that we'd have become better people if we'd never had a chance to do and experience some of the things we did during summer vacations.  Moderation would work better.  I'd recommend three weeks around the hottest time of summer and another three around Christmas, with a week of spring break and maybe another week in the early fall.  There are already plenty of long weekends scattered around too.

Of course, simply extending the school year isn't going to accomplish anything besides reducing the amount of trouble kids get into.  The current quality of classroom education is embarrassing as it is, and with budgets already low an extended year is going to be a strain on resources.  We can't cut teacher salaries because it's hard enough to find willing teachers already.  The job is thankless and increasingly difficult given the litigious finger-pointing culture we've developed.  The salaries are already pretty shiatty when you think that the highest-paid teachers earn less than most business people do.  The value to society of educating hundreds of future workers outweighs the value of yet another faceless suit in an office.  Unless we're prepared to shoulder the burden with higher taxes or cuts elsewhere, or to replace teachers with recordings and computers, we shouldn't be so quick to propose a full year schedule.
 
2014-07-30 10:36:42 AM  
Most kids 16+ get full-time jobs during summer vacation so they can save for college, or a decent car, or whatever.  Year-round schooling would take that away from them.
 
2014-07-30 10:39:15 AM  

Headso: I was reading it thinking wow the police actually bothered to arrest someone who was breaking into homes and cars and then got to this part: Deputies say the boy started in a series of stores then it all made sense, criminals, some advice, only rob human people robbing corporation people is the quickest way to prison.


How do you know they were multinational conglomerates and not small businesses? I mean, I agree with your point, sure, but not so much the logic behind it.
 
2014-07-30 10:39:49 AM  

clkeagle: Hey now, I'd love to have year-round schooling.

Kids aren't spending their summers helping Ma and Pa on the family farm anymore, and haven't for a long, long time.


Because if there is one thing that we have found kids really need, it's even less time to be kids.
 
2014-07-30 10:41:35 AM  

MattyBlast: Most kids 16+ get full-time jobs during summer vacation so they can save for college, or a decent car, or whatever.  Year-round schooling would take that away from them.


Wow.  Where are all these jobs?

Regards,
Propain_az
 
2014-07-30 10:42:09 AM  
No, an argument in favor of year-round schooling is to make our schools worth going to.

/methinks that the kid wasn't a "school person," anyway.
 
2014-07-30 10:44:18 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Summer vacation is the very apex of childhood bliss... it's a larger contributor to the kick-ass nature of being a child than Christmas.


I emphatically agree.

My own summer bliss ended after the 8th grade when my dad insisted I work with him 6 days a week all summer long.  I'd get home from work every day just in time to see my friends getting home from a long day at the beach.

It still depresses me these 30 years later.
 
2014-07-30 10:52:49 AM  

Headso: I was reading it thinking wow the police actually bothered to arrest someone who was breaking into homes and cars and then got to this part: Deputies say the boy started in a series of stores then it all made sense, criminals, some advice, only rob human people robbing corporation people is the quickest way to prison.


FTA: a florist, an instrument repair shop and Joe's Barber Shop. Then a dental office. Then the Outreach Church. Yep, those all sound like multi-billion dollar corporations that can easily handle the loss of thousands of dollars' worth of goods.

/you sound "Progressive"
 
2014-07-30 10:53:41 AM  
take the kid home to his parents... Take parents to jail in handcuffs.
 
2014-07-30 11:25:15 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Summer vacation is the very apex of childhood bliss.  Taken as a whole, I'd say it's a larger contributor to the kick-ass nature of being a child than Christmas.  Society ticks along just as well with summer vacation as it would without.  Let the kids have summers off to enjoy.  You might even try being happy for them, you bitter old codgers.


Apparently your actual mileage may vary. This is now the second summer where daughter begged us to sign her up for her school's summer programs (lots of kids, field trips, activities) instead of staying home with her mom and baby brother. 

SMB2811: clkeagle: Hey now, I'd love to have year-round schooling.
Kids aren't spending their summers helping Ma and Pa on the family farm anymore, and haven't for a long, long time.
Because if there is one thing that we have found kids really need, it's even less time to be kids.


Kids aren't kids when they're at school? Your schools sound depressing.
 
2014-07-30 11:25:31 AM  

TomD9938: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Summer vacation is the very apex of childhood bliss... it's a larger contributor to the kick-ass nature of being a child than Christmas.

I emphatically agree.

My own summer bliss ended after the 8th grade when my dad insisted I work with him 6 days a week all summer long.  I'd get home from work every day just in time to see my friends getting home from a long day at the beach.

It still depresses me these 30 years later.


Mine eneded in the 9th grade worked in a greasy restaurant all through high school the stink stuck to me and did wonders for my complexion. I missed out on a lot of fun Friday and Saturday nights.
 
2014-07-30 11:34:51 AM  

clkeagle: Apparently your actual mileage may vary. This is now the second summer where daughter begged us to sign her up for her school's summer programs (lots of kids, field trips, activities) instead of staying home with her mom and baby brother.


Perhaps you should examine your wife's and daughter's relationship.
 
2014-07-30 11:41:09 AM  

Raider_dad: Wouldn't that be the end of a crime spree?


Came here to say this.
 
GBB
2014-07-30 11:48:20 AM  
Saw this on the news last night.  The police spokesperson says "we've positively connected him to 6 of the 7 burglaries and we're waiting on the results of a urinalysis for the 7th."   My question was, "did he piss all over that 7th place??"
 
2014-07-30 11:59:05 AM  

GBB: Saw this on the news last night.  The police spokesperson says "we've positively connected him to 6 of the 7 burglaries and we're waiting on the results of a urinalysis for the 7th."   My question was, "did he piss all over that 7th place??"


Maybe the 7th place was drunk.
 
2014-07-30 12:15:19 PM  

GBB: Saw this on the news last night.  The police spokesperson says "we've positively connected him to 6 of the 7 burglaries and we're waiting on the results of a urinalysis for the 7th."   My question was, "did he piss all over that 7th place??"


drugs were stolen from the dentist's office.  they will test his piss to see if he ingested them.  Which, really, doesn't prove he took those drugs, just perhaps he ingested the same type of drugs as were stolen.  this is obviously another attempt to frame this poor child and make him pay for crimes he didn't really commit.  I'll guess he's a minority (god, I love that word) and is simply misunderstood.  Queue the mother to get on the news within 48 hours saying how misunderstood her baby is and why is the man stomping down such a good boy?
 
2014-07-30 01:28:00 PM  
So we can add truancy to the list of charges subs?
 
2014-07-30 01:31:51 PM  
Was the boy black?


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/// hate free lance socialists
 
2014-07-30 02:22:41 PM  

Duke_leto_Atredes: Was the boy black?


:// got nuttin
/// hate free lance socialists



What would be the relevance?
 
2014-07-30 02:42:21 PM  
Wow! The police actually caught a burglar. Good on them to take time away from their busy schedules of harassing pot smokers and shooting people's dogs and stuff. Must have been a slow day.
 
2014-07-30 02:47:00 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: mama2tnt: clkeagle: Hey now, I'd love to have year-round schooling.

Kids aren't spending their summers helping Ma and Pa on the family farm anymore, and haven't for a long, long time.

This.

Plant Rights Activist: No real point to having summers off for kids.  Give 'em 3 weeks of vacay to use whenever (except maybe testing times) like most adults.  Training them to have 3 months off a year don't exactly prepare them for the real world.

Summer vacation is the very apex of childhood bliss.  Taken as a whole, I'd say it's a larger contributor to the kick-ass nature of being a child than Christmas.  Society ticks along just as well with summer vacation as it would without.  Let the kids have summers off to enjoy.  You might even try being happy for them, you bitter old codgers.


Yeah, this. I was lucky enough to spend summers at camp and/or at a modest cottage with my grandparents. Those were great times and honestly they helped me grow as a person. School is great but school every single day for 12 years (minus a few shorter holidays) sounds like prison. Plus, what about standard family vacations?
 
2014-07-30 03:14:02 PM  

Headso: I was reading it thinking wow the police actually bothered to arrest someone who was breaking into homes and cars and then got to this part: Deputies say the boy started in a series of stores then it all made sense, criminals, some advice, only rob human people robbing corporation people is the quickest way to prison.


Look at the northeast corner of Fairbanks and Adanson in Orlando FL. Those are the big corporations in question (saw the police out there on my way to work Monday).
 
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