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States increase school hours: 300 hours added for some students in 2013
examiner.com ^ | Dec. 2, 2012 | Heather Tooley

Posted on 12/02/2012 9:59:17 PM PST by bgill

Participating states include New York, Massachusetts, Colorado, Tennessee, and Connecticut. The decision is all part of an initiative to be more competitive with other nations on a global level... Federal, state, and district funds will afford the increase in school hours along with the Ford Foundation and the National Center on Time and Learning.

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: New York
KEYWORDS: publiceducation
Hmm, Ford Foundation.

More tax dollars down the tubes.

1 posted on 12/02/2012 9:59:27 PM PST by bgill
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To: bgill

Methinks that the unions and the whining teachers won’t go for any more ‘work’.

At least not without the state forking over half their GDP.


2 posted on 12/02/2012 10:06:15 PM PST by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: bgill

Shifting towards internment camps.


3 posted on 12/02/2012 10:10:29 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Obama wanted to gut summer break and keep in school longer M-sat


4 posted on 12/02/2012 10:14:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: bgill

This is house manure. The Germans went from about 700: to 1:00.


5 posted on 12/02/2012 10:27:52 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: bgill

How about leaving out the curricula which put condoms on vegetables and teach that perversion is normal and spend it on core courses instead? No additional study halls required, and the quality of education can increase.


6 posted on 12/02/2012 10:43:40 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: bgill

I was told that the only increases in school hours would be because of Sandy.

I’m glad I’m long out of school. I already put 5 years into high school; that was tough enough for me and I was pretty close to being dropped out. Having to do it again, for a longer period of time would be quite bad.


7 posted on 12/02/2012 10:46:18 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: wastedyears

I had a cousin who only went as far as 9th grade. Long story short, he ended up being a millionaire MANY times over. And I know of a PhD who can’t get a job in her field. She’s a substitute teacher w/no benefits. The past does not indicate what our future will be.


8 posted on 12/02/2012 11:55:22 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

I certainly hope that’s true.


9 posted on 12/03/2012 12:21:59 AM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: presently no screen name
I had a cousin who only went as far as 9th grade. Long story short, he ended up being a millionaire MANY times over. And I know of a PhD who can’t get a job in her field. She’s a substitute teacher w/no benefits. The past does not indicate what our future will be.

Your stories are true about 1% of the time.

10 posted on 12/03/2012 2:55:22 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: bgill

In second grade, US students rank among the top students in the world. After ten years of unionized education, as high school seniors they rank somewhere between 70th and 80th world wide. Something important isn’t working unless the union goal is to produce an unthinking electorate. Then it is working just fine.


11 posted on 12/03/2012 3:13:11 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: bgill

Just 300 hours more of liberal social indoctrination of the children.


12 posted on 12/03/2012 3:29:29 AM PST by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by Obama")
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To: bgill
Next step: Pre-pre K

Final step: An NEA teacher will be in every hospital delivery room to carry the little one off to Newborn School. ( No sarcasm intended.)

13 posted on 12/03/2012 3:37:12 AM PST by wintertime
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To: MichaelCorleone
At least not without the state forking over half their GDP.
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In states around the nation more than half of their budget goes toward funding the government run, GODLESS, socialist-funded, single-payer, compulsory-use INDOCTRINATION CAMPS!

The amount of money on all levels ( federal, state, and local) exceeds that used to fund the military. Some estimates are that is it approximately $17,000/year/child.

14 posted on 12/03/2012 3:43:05 AM PST by wintertime
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Shifting towards internment camps.
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Yes, indeed!

If and when tyranny comes to the U.S., the fascist oligarchy will not use cattle cars to haul citizens to the re-education camps. No. No. Big yellow school buses will be used and the sheeple with compliantly board them just as they have been trained to do.

15 posted on 12/03/2012 3:45:45 AM PST by wintertime
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To: bgill; chainsaw; muir_redwoods; wastedyears; presently no screen name; Smokin' Joe; RobbyS; ...

I consider government schooling to be so damaging to children and such a threat to our nation’s continuing freedom that I have made a personal decision.

Decision: I will not have a government school worker for a friend. They are too evil, too stupid, or too much of a Useful Idiot to be a friend. They are out of my life!

Government schools exist because workers **willingly** seek employment to run them. No one is holding a gun to their heads. Abortion centers exist for the same reason, too.


16 posted on 12/03/2012 3:52:45 AM PST by wintertime
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To: bgill

Won’t this cut into the pay of those who babysit the children outside school hours? Their union should have fought it!


17 posted on 12/03/2012 5:36:54 AM PST by Tax-chick (Te amo mas que a mi vida, Kathleen.)
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To: muir_redwoods

Something important isn’t working unless the union goal is to produce an unthinking electorate. Then it is working just fine.

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Well, yes, that is exactly the goal.

The Ayers-led dumbing down is working just fine, thank you.


18 posted on 12/03/2012 6:21:23 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Tax-chick

Won’t this cut into the pay of those who babysit the children outside school hours? Their union should have fought it!

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I suspect that those babysitters are not it the union, so they need to be squashed like a bug.

Dear Leader will be very happy when all of the kids are in their indoctrination centers for all of the day.

So glad I am not raising children now, but I am so fearful of what my preschool grandsons will be facing shortly.


19 posted on 12/03/2012 6:26:39 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Don’t I know that! But they are still true. Some don’t need education to make it. Some go to the school of hard knocks and succeed. Some go to Columbia and can’t find suitable work to fit their education. Some see a mountain as a mole hill and others see a mole hill as a mountain. And some can only manage on a safe straight road designed for them by others.


20 posted on 12/03/2012 7:18:16 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: wastedyears

It is true. I only mention one cousin, there were two. Earlier years they were in business together with the same goal - to put their work ethic to use and to make it. They split because of two different personalities. One thought super big/took lots of chances, the other was more conservative. Both ended up wealthy millionaires but one superseded the other in a major way.

Basically, they both ended up being true to who they were. In the past five years they both died. All I can say is - they did it their way and didn’t put limits on themselves but kept within their own comfort zone while stretching it year after year. They didn’t have the ‘instant’ mindset.


21 posted on 12/03/2012 7:36:15 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Bigg Red
babysitters are not in the union

Except in Michigan, where home health aides and child-care providers were forced into SEIU. It's a crazy world!

22 posted on 12/03/2012 8:38:49 AM PST by Tax-chick (Te amo mas que a mi vida, Kathleen.)
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To: Tax-chick

Except in Michigan, where home health aides and child-care providers were forced into SEIU.

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I had completely forgotten about that. Union thugs at it again.


23 posted on 12/03/2012 3:59:09 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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