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Unread 08-15-2006, 12:43 AM   #1
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Should schools be opened on saturdays?

I think it should But not elementry schools they can run monday though friday But Middle and High schools should be open mondays though saturdays But school ends early for Middle and High school students in mid april so they can look for jobs and earn their way though college.I think it would be a great idea so high school teachers can get time off too.
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Unread 08-15-2006, 01:07 AM   #2
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Some schools, like Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, end school almost at the end of May. And speaking of Saturday? Heck not for me!
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No way, We don't need follow other countries, also we must follow America culture about 5 days for school.
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Unread 08-15-2006, 01:10 AM   #4
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I agree...I don't see any reasons for Saturday... For me, it's not that easy to take a break during weekends, like if I are in Orlando, I'd go to Disney World every Saturday and Sunday...
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Unread 08-15-2006, 01:11 AM   #5
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No way, We don't need follow other countries, also we must follow America culture about 5 days for school.
Thats why america is behind countries like Japan,China and Germany.
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But that doesn't mean other countries are better than USA.

C'mon man... Who wanted to go to Middle or High School during Saturday? No one!
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But that doesn't mean other countries are better than USA.

C'mon man... Who wanted to go to Middle or High School during Saturday? No one!
Yea, I agree.

GOP or Dems don't support school on Saturday.

There's no Saturday school in Mexico and Canada.
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Hell no way!!! rather monday to friday go to school not on sat forget it lol need spend time with family and friends on weekend
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I think it should But not elementry schools they can run monday though friday But Middle and High schools should be open mondays though saturdays But school ends early for Middle and High school students in mid april so they can look for jobs and earn their way though college.I think it would be a great idea so high school teachers can get time off too.
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I want my future kids to have saturdays and sundays off so they can relax and have fun on the weekends.
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No way.

You can't judge on another countires which it's their choose. If Predisent or Goverment rather Schools to open on Saturdays then they will do that in a long time ago, but they only allow Monday to Friday to be open because they can be with family and friends on weekends- Saturdays and Sundays.
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Unread 08-15-2006, 01:58 AM   #11
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Well we cant have taxpayers paying scholarships for kids who cant afford college And get this,Some Black kids get free college while white kids have to pay but some of them cant afford it.So why not make kids go to school on saturdays and by Mid April you work your ass off at your job and save for college by working for 4 months until you get back to school in september.Why should i have to pay for college? Its Bad enough local governments have to increase local sales taxes to pay for schools.So why should i have to pay it? I DONT EVEN HAVE CHILDREN!!
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Unread 08-15-2006, 02:39 AM   #12
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I'd rather have schools stick with M-F schedule instead of adding the Saturday school days. They need time to spend with family, friends and also do their homework or whatever. I can't imagine going to high school classes on a Saturday.

In college, you can go to classes on Saturdays and that's your choice.
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WHO cares about that

now ways school on sat kids NEED breaks on weekends
kids don't need stresses from school
stresses ARE not good for kids' health

i rather M-F school days
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Stress is a fact of everyday life.Adults get stress from their workplace so why should kids get special treatment?
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actually some schools have saturday school due to bad grades so.. that can happen in some schools so it's a fact so.. but SCHOOL all day on saturday nah.. I prefer stay home and sleep in.. but IF work on saturdays then that makes sense blah.. but whatever some people works 7 days they must be workacholics
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Well we cant have taxpayers paying scholarships for kids who cant afford college And get this,Some Black kids get free college while white kids have to pay but some of them cant afford it.So why not make kids go to school on saturdays and by Mid April you work your ass off at your job and save for college by working for 4 months until you get back to school in september.Why should i have to pay for college? Its Bad enough local governments have to increase local sales taxes to pay for schools.So why should i have to pay it? I DONT EVEN HAVE CHILDREN!!
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If I had kids, I wouldn't wanna to put them in 6 days a week in school, that would be too much... rather keep the saturday free for school sports competition games, if kids wanna to play sports on sat morning... other then that... it will be family time for the weekend...
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Yes, as usual, Buckdodgers makes absolutely no sense. Sad, huh?
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Thats why america is behind countries like Japan,China and Germany.
As usual, there is sometimes a kernal of truth in your statements but there is always more to it than that.

Take Japan (they do Saturdays but I believe halfdays), they are more into rote learning than thinking things through. In other words, you can get great engineers out that kind of system but not get great thinkers. They also have one of the most stressful school systems in the world. Student suicides are a common thing in Japan especially with all the exams they have to do to keep advancing to higher education. Is that a good thing? I don't think so...

In general, yes the US is "behind" in certain subjects. Typically, they would be the hard subjects like Math, Science, and etc. Yes, I agree they should strengthen the overall curriculum but they can do that in the context of the current system without resorting to adding Saturdays. If nothing else, they probably need to add some more school days to the calendar year.
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Well we cant have taxpayers paying scholarships for kids who cant afford college And get this,Some Black kids get free college while white kids have to pay but some of them cant afford it.So why not make kids go to school on saturdays and by Mid April you work your ass off at your job and save for college by working for 4 months until you get back to school in september.Why should i have to pay for college? Its Bad enough local governments have to increase local sales taxes to pay for schools.So why should i have to pay it? I DONT EVEN HAVE CHILDREN!!
It's not true, both of white and black students are same but many black students from high school in South LA area are going to university, community college, go to work, go to other school based on career goal or take credit for senior again. It's same thing for white, asian and latino. You must know better about people in USA and I would let my kids to break time on weekend, also I love them to spend on my family.

College is much different from high school because college have part-time classes based on days and schedule. That's decide from board of education in USA, also based on federal law to control on all public school.

Some school system offers saturday school for punishment that who's in big trouble but not in LA school.
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Also, most people take off at job on weekend too.
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Itīs not necassary to have school on Saturdays.

Here in Germany, we have 5 days school but they goes school on saturday once to twice a year.
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Knock it off Buck.. You have been so judgemental lately...


I wouldnt put kids in school on saturday or sunday or holiday.. spend precious time with family.. AND other thing..

spend more taxpayers and $ to school for extra a day.. its IMPOSSIBLE for us to have kids go school on Saturday.. because alot of school cuts and teacher cuts all over our country USA...

but there is few school runs all year round, 1 or 2 weeks break every 3 months..

About the colleges... depends on where you live.. mostly they get grants or scholarships in community college or local college.. sometimes out of states too.. depends on your grades since you were 8 or 9 grades or work hard to proof their moviations and they deserve it..

its fair for most races to get scholarships and grants..
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No way cuz I rather have my son go to school for 5 days so that I can take him to go away on the weekend instead staying home do nothing.

Leaving the house on Friday afternoon to go out of town for a weekend and come home on Sunday afternoon is a good thing for a family weekend time.
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I want my future kids to have saturdays and sundays off so they can relax and have fun on the weekends.
ROFL I definitely agree with u....
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Then why are Japanese and Chinese Kids way ahead of american kids in tech skills?
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I am split on this issue. On the one hand, I agree with Buck to a point. The U.S. needs to keep pace with other countries, but I don't know that extending the school week is going to do it alone. We may have to extend the school year. I've heard of certain school districts wanting to extend the school year from the usual ten months to a full year.

On the other hand, I also agree with Lucia. I think children should be allowed to be kids, and should have time for recreational acitivities. I think kid's lives are way too structured nowadays, and we need to return to the days where kids came home from school, threw down their backpacks, and went out to play in the yard until suppertime.

Eh, so I guess

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HECK NO!!!!!!! I would not send my son to school on Saturday! Let the kids enjoy weekend off and spend days with her/his parent, friends, families. Also what's more...what if kids have baseball, basketball, swimming, soccer and etc games on Saturday? Sports are fun for kids instead go school on Saturday. I agreed with few others ADers about tax payers. I would NOT pay a cent more for it! Monday to Friday is enough. We just follow 180 days of school for Pre school to 12th grade. College, I am not sure how it works with the system. Of course College offer Saturday classes.
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Has anyone asked the teachers if they want to work six days a week?

I don't think so.
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