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(The News & Observer (NC))   The NC state legislature is protecting children from the danger of too much education and not enough rentals of beach houses owned by state legislators   (amp.newsobserver.com) divider line
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2021-04-13 11:49:50 PM  
Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?
 
2021-04-13 11:54:47 PM  
I mean, c'mon, someone's got to work the toxic hog farm sludge pits while pasty-ass rich White folks slowly roast themselves on what's left of the beaches.
 
2021-04-13 11:55:19 PM  
Global warming will take care of the tourist industry pretty shortly.
 
2021-04-13 11:57:47 PM  
As a North Carolinian who always started school around late August, FARK that noise. Ever go to school on a 92 degree day with 95% humidity without air conditioning...in September? I have. It sucks. It sucks real bad.

It's WAY hotter in mid-August.
 
2021-04-13 11:58:00 PM  
Too much education leads to fewer Republican voters.
 
2021-04-14 12:04:49 AM  

Pipkin E: As a North Carolinian who always started school around late August, FARK that noise. Ever go to school on a 92 degree day with 95% humidity without air conditioning...in September? I have. It sucks. It sucks real bad.

It's WAY hotter in mid-August.


Has the North Carolina legislature considered a minor tax increase on corporations and using that money to ensure all public schools have sufficient air conditioning?
 
2021-04-14 12:07:24 AM  

shinji3i: Pipkin E: As a North Carolinian who always started school around late August, FARK that noise. Ever go to school on a 92 degree day with 95% humidity without air conditioning...in September? I have. It sucks. It sucks real bad.

It's WAY hotter in mid-August.

Has the North Carolina legislature considered a minor tax increase on corporations and using that money to ensure all public schools have sufficient air conditioning?


Treason. Socialist commie bastard. You should be arrested.

/SC born.
//moved to Charlotte in 1994
///it's pronounced Kahn-chord not Con-curd
 
2021-04-14 12:10:08 AM  
Republicans: "Children need to get back to school immediately so they can learn!"

Also Republicans: "Children need to be dumb as shiat!"
 
2021-04-14 12:21:07 AM  
FTFA: "Everyone is familiar with my attitude about the tourism industry and school calendar," said Rep. Frank Iler, a Brunswick County Republican. "It's been shortened to about six weeks now, seven weeks.
"I think it should be labeled child abuse to send anybody back to school before Labor Day."


Quick, someone tell this jackass that some states have year round schooling, and only break for a few weeks in summer...

We will never have year round school in the northern states because no one wants to pay for air conditioning for schools. Which is a pity because it gives better educational outcomes.
 
2021-04-14 12:21:13 AM  
school schedule was dictated a lot by the family farm once upon a time, but this is hardly that.
 
2021-04-14 12:25:41 AM  

cltbuilder: shinji3i: Pipkin E: As a North Carolinian who always started school around late August, FARK that noise. Ever go to school on a 92 degree day with 95% humidity without air conditioning...in September? I have. It sucks. It sucks real bad.

It's WAY hotter in mid-August.

Has the North Carolina legislature considered a minor tax increase on corporations and using that money to ensure all public schools have sufficient air conditioning?

Treason. Socialist commie bastard. You should be arrested.

/SC born.
//moved to Charlotte in 1994
///it's pronounced Kahn-chord not Con-curd


Okay, I've got a better idea. How about we cut taxes and then take the money we were going to give to schools for education supplies and give it to some people who donate to the GOP and have them install air conditioners in republican public school districts?
 
2021-04-14 12:49:15 AM  

shinji3i: cltbuilder: shinji3i: Pipkin E: As a North Carolinian who always started school around late August, FARK that noise. Ever go to school on a 92 degree day with 95% humidity without air conditioning...in September? I have. It sucks. It sucks real bad.

It's WAY hotter in mid-August.

Has the North Carolina legislature considered a minor tax increase on corporations and using that money to ensure all public schools have sufficient air conditioning?

Treason. Socialist commie bastard. You should be arrested.

/SC born.
//moved to Charlotte in 1994
///it's pronounced Kahn-chord not Con-curd

Okay, I've got a better idea. How about we cut taxes and then take the money we were going to give to schools for education supplies and give it to some people who donate to the GOP and have them install air conditioners in republican public school districts?


We would also want to remove any fans from poor schools so that they don't risk injury. We can't trust them to not stick their tongue in the ceiling fan.
 
2021-04-14 1:23:40 AM  

shinji3i: Pipkin E: As a North Carolinian who always started school around late August, FARK that noise. Ever go to school on a 92 degree day with 95% humidity without air conditioning...in September? I have. It sucks. It sucks real bad.

It's WAY hotter in mid-August.

Has the North Carolina legislature considered a minor tax increase on corporations and using that money to ensure all public schools have sufficient air conditioning?


It's a start, but doesn't solve all the problems starting school that early in a climate that hot. A better idea would be to make all of August a virtual learning experience so much like they have been doing this year due to Covid to catch up the students.
 
2021-04-14 1:36:52 AM  
"I think it should be labeled child abuse to send anybody back to school before Labor Day."

Fark you dude.

Personally seeing how my special needs first grader had a less-than-stellar first half of his school year compliments to his dumbass father trying to daylight as a teacher, I don't think my kid could go back to school in the fall soon enough.  Hell, I've already told Guilford County Schools that I'd be all for just saying screw summer and just do year-round school next year.
 
2021-04-14 1:38:33 AM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: Republicans: "Children need to get back to school immediately so they can learn!"

Also Republicans: "Children need to be dumb as shiat!"


It's simple. Children need to get back to school immediately so they can learn about how Jesus founded U.S. America so that our children can have maps and such as.
 
2021-04-14 1:55:30 AM  
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2021-04-14 2:49:47 AM  
republicans are kid touchers and shouldn't be making any decisions for children.
 
2021-04-14 4:38:49 AM  
I was in school during the 80s and early 90s. We always started school the day after Labor Day and got out in mid-June.
 
2021-04-14 5:12:15 AM  
Until 2019, for the prior few decades Virginia has what was colloquially referred to as the King's Dominion law, named for the amusement park, for pretty much the reason in the article.
 
2021-04-14 5:20:58 AM  

Badafuco: I was in school during the 80s and early 90s. We always started school the day after Labor Day and got out in mid-June.


And some schools started in mid-August and ended by Mother's Day in May. They all get the same 150 or so instruction days as required by state law.
 
2021-04-14 6:46:46 AM  
"I think it should be labeled child abuse to send anybody back to school before Labor Day."

At least now we know the Republican definition of child abuse.
 
2021-04-14 8:03:59 AM  

roc6783: FTFA: "Everyone is familiar with my attitude about the tourism industry and school calendar," said Rep. Frank Iler, a Brunswick County Republican. "It's been shortened to about six weeks now, seven weeks.
"I think it should be labeled child abuse to send anybody back to school before Labor Day."


Quick, someone tell this jackass that some states have year round schooling, and only break for a few weeks in summer...

We will never have year round school in the northern states because no one wants to pay for air conditioning for schools. Which is a pity because it gives better educational outcomes.


North Carolina has year-round schooling. I'd know, my kid is in one. Parents decide whether they want year round or traditional, and get placed in an appropriate school.
 
2021-04-14 8:17:22 AM  

joe714: roc6783: FTFA: "Everyone is familiar with my attitude about the tourism industry and school calendar," said Rep. Frank Iler, a Brunswick County Republican. "It's been shortened to about six weeks now, seven weeks.
"I think it should be labeled child abuse to send anybody back to school before Labor Day."


Quick, someone tell this jackass that some states have year round schooling, and only break for a few weeks in summer...

We will never have year round school in the northern states because no one wants to pay for air conditioning for schools. Which is a pity because it gives better educational outcomes.

North Carolina has year-round schooling. I'd know, my kid is in one. Parents decide whether they want year round or traditional, and get placed in an appropriate school.


Maybe someone should inform this elected official of that...?
 
2021-04-14 8:26:00 AM  
Coming from NY where school starts in September and ends in June. We use to come down to NC to vacation at the end of August, now we can't do the same vacation living in NC.
In NC school starts in August and gets done in June a week earlier than NY. NC takes a lot longer Christmas break, start a few weeks later and don't take 3 weeks off at Christmas, hey we don't need a week off at Thanksgiving.  Can we factor in snow days into the calendar too, we get them every freaking year, if we don't use them end the school year sooner.  The management of the schools systems in North Carolina is horrid there is not logic at all.  No wonder they are behind most states, from the calendar to the funding, it's a joke.  While we are at it, pay the teachers a living freaking wage.  I know so many people that leave their roles as teachers down her and take manufacturing jobs because they pay more.
 
2021-04-14 9:18:17 AM  
Yeah...in NJ we used to run day after Labor Day through mid-June, but we had fewer days off during the year. Now in MD, my son has all kinds of weird days off and the year is earlier.  As a parent, I'd prefer the longer summer, which is easier to deal with as far as child care, than the weird days off all over the place. They even have days off for end of marking period and parent-teacher conferences (those were half days in NJ).
 
2021-04-14 10:56:44 AM  
I have to admit that I really liked going to a particular East Coast conference every year at a beach town in MD.
The conference is always the last week of August, and up until a year ago the schools in MD started back the last week of August.

The Town wasn't crowded, lots of great places to eat and lots of room on the beach. Now that they moved the start of school into September the time there is much more zoo-like.
 
2021-04-14 12:45:21 PM  

joe714: North Carolina has year-round schooling. I'd know, my kid is in one. Parents decide whether they want year round or traditional, and get placed in an appropriate school.


That's only available in a select few areas - five counties, maybe six, out of 100. The rest of the state doesn't have this option.
 
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