• Obama May Cut Summer Vacations Short
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I mean I would hate to have more school, but I see where he is coming from. World-wide, school is much longer than over here.
[QUOTE=Doriol;17537343]Shortening summer breaks means more time in school. The longer the school year, the less people want to be there.[/QUOTE] Or they could have good teachers like my teachers? My History Teacher is barking mad and we enjoy lessons with him. My Maths Teacher is Irish so we just bully her. My English Teacher goes on for the whole lesson, we don't mind that, she's a good teacher. My Science Teacher keeps us Entertained.
I really don't care. No one wants to talk to me unless I'm in school. [b]Edit:[/b] Off Topic: Why do you guys say maths? HOW do you even say maths?
[QUOTE=radioactive;17537371]Or they could have good teachers like my teachers? [/QUOTE] Yeah, good luck with that. No American public school teacher gives a shit.
[QUOTE=Doriol;17537343]Shortening summer break means more time in school. The longer the school year, the less people want to be there.[/QUOTE] You know, when you get a job, you can't just stop going everytime you feel you should be getting 3 month long breaks.
[QUOTE=Dominik93;17537306]Over here in germany we only get 6 weeks of summer vacation... :|[/QUOTE] Same in England. Perhaps it's time that the US kids stopped being so lazy and got a normal sized summer break like the rest of the world. Or our monarchy could just revoke the independance of the USA, they're all traitors to the crown anyway.
[QUOTE=DrVivi;17537352]This is like band-aid on a broken leg. We should be focusing on increasing the education of the teachers and different style of teaching methods then extending an already broken education system.[/QUOTE] How about you Americans stop whining and go to school and learn how Economics and the Government works and realise how hard it is to do that to so many teachers? [editline]09:26PM[/editline] [QUOTE=Deadollie;17537392]Same in England. Perhaps it's time that the US kids stopped being so lazy and got a normal sized summer break like the rest of the world. Or our monarchy could just revoke the independance of the USA, they're all traitors to the crown anyway.[/QUOTE] Terrorists, not Traitors.
I like the of keeping the school up till 7 though [b]ONLY[/b] if the extra hours are not manditory. Just for kids who want to stay. The issue is that drop out rates in the US are already high enough. Removing a chunk of Summer break will just make people not come on the days of summer vacation that were removed or overall just make people drop out even more.
[QUOTE=radioactive;17537296]So from what I've read, the American Education system is in shambles? That explains a lot.[/QUOTE] Depends which schools you go to. I attend one of the highest ranked high schools, which, even though we're out of money, still keep up a rigorous educational program. And 2 miles down the road, we have one of the worst schools in our state. So it varies.
[QUOTE=BrokenSanity;17537391]You know, when you get a job, you can't just stop going everytime you feel you should be getting 3 month long breaks.[/QUOTE] Uh, okay? I was speaking for the average American student. And I don't see how summer break has anything to do with jobs. It only applies to school.
Last year of highschool this year, so I don't really give two shits. If it'll make the general population less stupid, let him do it.
[QUOTE=Doriol;17537343]Shortening summer break means more time in school. The longer the school year, the less people want to be there.[/QUOTE] You think kids want to goto school at all? I mean, there are some who care about their future or just want to go for the sports/social shit, but when summer ends, even if it's two months, do you think they're happy to go back? No and changing the summer length won't change anything if the kids don't try to learn, but I don't see that happening.
[QUOTE=radioactive;17537404]How about you Americans stop whining and go to school and learn how Economics and the Government works and realise how hard it is to do that to so many teachers? [editline]09:26PM[/editline] Terrorists, not Traitors.[/QUOTE] Or treasoners?
[QUOTE=Doriol;17537427]Uh, okay? I was speaking for the average American student. And I don't see how summer break has anything to do with jobs. It only applies to school.[/QUOTE] He's saying, if you're causing such a big stink over not getting 3 months summer holiday, you're going to be fucked in the work place.
[QUOTE=Doriol;17537427]Uh, okay? I was speaking for the average American student. And I don't see how summer break has anything to do with jobs. It only applies to school.[/QUOTE] Fair enough if you were speaking for the average student, but attitudes do carry on throughout life, if you're bunking off school then there is a fair chance you'll do the same later on in life.
Oh, Obama. You silly president, you. :rolleyes: Wait, this is serious? Shit.
[QUOTE=Deadollie;17537392] Or our monarchy could just revoke the independance of the USA, they're all traitors to the crown anyway.[/QUOTE] We'd beat you again just like in 1812!
[QUOTE=sasuke0991;17537447]You think kids want to goto school at all? I mean, there are some who care about their future or just want to go for the sports/social shit, but when summer ends, even if it's two months, do you think they're happy to go back? No and changing the summer length won't change anything if the kids don't try to learn, but I don't see that happening.[/QUOTE] I'm sorry, but can you read? I didn't say kids like to go to school. I said that if summer break is shorter, people will want to go there even less, resulting in more students not giving a shit.
[QUOTE=Doriol;17537388]Yeah, good luck with that. No American public school teacher gives a shit.[/QUOTE] Mine do, I like my school, all the teachers are either nice but stern, but there's this one math teacher, Mr. Mo, we're all fucking scared of him. When you come in late, he stares you down until you get to your seat and even a few seconds afterwards, then contiues his lessons. He just has this cold stare...we're afraid of him, and he knows it, and he takes full advantage over it.
[QUOTE=BrokenSanity;17537391]You know, when you get a job, you can't just stop going everytime you feel you should be getting 3 month long breaks.[/QUOTE] When you get a job you get paid. If the school systems paid the children more would come. Wouldn't improve grades though. I believe there was a program where the children got paid a tiny bit of money if they got good grades a while back.
[QUOTE=Doriol;17537469]I'm sorry, but can you read? I didn't say kids like to go to school. I said that if summer break is shorter, people will want to go there even less.[/QUOTE] Even less implies they want to go at all.
I don't mind this too much, I tend to lose a fairly good bit over the summer.
Suck it up, you still get more school vacation then me :argh:
[QUOTE=Mister B;17537478]Mine do, I like my school, all the teachers are either nice but stern, but there's this one math teacher, Mr. Mo, we're all fucking scared of him. When you come in late, he stares you down until you get to your seat and even a few seconds afterwards, then contiues his lessons. He just has this cold stare...we're afraid of him, and he knows it, and he takes full advantage over it.[/QUOTE] Don't be a pussy. Throw a book at him.
I already only have an average of 4 hours free time any day during the week. While I agree we need more schooling, if you're going to do it, don't add more to the length of the school day, just lengthen the year, or even better, dot he year-round program with 1-2 week breaks more frequently, replacing summer and shortening the time off by a few weeks. The reason I like summer is because I need a break from school, life's hectic and school is challenging. If I get a job,t hat's another thing to add to my list. Breaks are necessary for me to continue to work productively. It doesn't need to be 3 or 4 months, though, nor all at once. I'd happily sacrifice a few weeks of summer break to replace it with more frequent shorter breaks.
[QUOTE=CubeManv2;17537480]When you get a job you get paid. If the school systems paid the children more would come. Wouldn't improve grades though. I believe there was a program where the children got paid a tiny bit of money if they got good grades a while back.[/QUOTE] There's EMA in college now... which I also don't agree with.
[QUOTE=sasuke0991;17537484]Even less implies they want to go at all.[/QUOTE] No, it implies that they don't want to go even more than they already do. As in they are less likely to apply themselves.
Well...good thing i'm a senior in high school. :)
I'm all for this.
[QUOTE=BrokenSanity;17537508]There's EMA in college now... which I also don't agree with.[/QUOTE] I agree with EMA :D
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