Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Start the 2009-2010 School Year AFTER Labor Day

The Pure Reform Blog has been busy in recent weeks with talk about Pittsburgh Public Schools. That's nice. Check it out.

I posted this there, just now.

No school should be scheduled to start until after Labor Day. PERIOD.

In August, it is just too hot.
In August, we've got family time and vacation time.
In August, we've got summer jobs.
In August, we've got an economy to run.

Bring the teachers back, if you must, before Labor Day. But keep the kids out of school.

Furthermore, the numbers of those who did attend school in August have always been kept as a 'secret.' There wasn't any learning going on as the classrooms were way to vacant to begin to address new topics with the kids. The kids didn't show up.

And, the district didn't report the numbers of those that did and didn't show up anyway.

The idea of August school failed, like I knew it would.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thursday, January 8, 2009- 7:30 PM-8:30 PM-PURE Reform Steering Committee meeting, 901 N. Highland Avenue, Highland Park

We must start speaking as one voice so that our school board hears us. These issues are way larger vthan an individual school or an individual family. This is the survival of our city. Pop onto the blog ( ) and throw in your two cents into discussion. Check out the website for updates on various public school related meetings. Most importantly, stay active…for our children.