I just heard a story on Fox News about Pres. Obama’s proposal to lengthen the school year for children.
It seems to me that were they to use the days better, they wouldn’t need more days.
Have you ever seen those e-mails or sites with student exams of yesterday? Somehow those kids managed to learn.
Perhaps a return to the Lost Tools of Learning would help.
I am reminded of what the ancient Roman educator Quintillian said. If, during the summer, a child is healthy he has learned enough.
As a matter of fact, not having the time structured for them helped kids learn how to structure their time and interact.