schools are experimenting with innovative ways to adapt, including switching to a four-day school week. As many as 100 school districts have implemented a four-day week, especially in Colorado where over one-third of their school districts have adopted this schedule. While you probably aren 't likely to hear students complain about having a three-day weekend every weekend, this potentially offers a lot of advantages: removing a day means spending 20 percent less on things like busing, food, and utilities--in theory. Reports have found actual savings to end up being somewhat paltry, ranging from 0.4 to 2.5 percent per year. Now on, Some critics are concerned that students may not remember the lessons from last week because of the longer weekend and negatively impact students attention during classes.
At Georgia State University they conducted a study on a four-day school week versus a five-day school week. They compared fourth grade reading and fifth grade math. When they were done testing their findings showed improvements in math from the four-day week and reading stayed the same. Their study has shown that changing to a four-day school week doesn’t compromise students academic achievement. There is always going to be arguments on whether something should be done or whether it should not.
When we think of schools around the world that are changing from a traditional five day school week to a four-day school we think “okay why not” but there are actually both pros and cons about having a four day school week. Faced with unstable fuel and energy prices and rising education costs, school districts across the nation are considering ways in which to reduce their money and increase use of limited resources. Leadership is one of the main things students need work on when having a four day school week. Also, professional development for teachers is a big thing for a four day school week. The lack of revenue causes schools to look at ways to reduce money such as a four day school week.
I think there should be four day school weeks because students most likely want more free time out of school. The school days will end at 4:00 or maybe 4:30 pm because regular school days wouldn’t be enough learning time. This way we could have longer class periods and it’ll help because you’ll get the help you need and work will be handed in on time. Every student has missing work, longer school days help you get some of it all in and grades will be up. Plus, maybe students could do a little work on the day that they won’t have school.
I expected to get lost at least 10 times but I successfully didn't. Before my first day at Drake I had heard from couple people that I was going to be 1 of 2 or 3 people of color in most of my classes. I didn't except that to be true but it was, in my first-year seminar I was 1 out of 4 people of color. I thought to myself those numbers are better than the ones I heard from people but I was still surprised to see the lack of students of color in the classroom. This made me more nervous to speak out and give my opinion because in my mind I thought I will be looked at differently due to my diverse background.
Implementing Four-Day School Weeks A student spends approximately six hours per day at school, customarily five days per week, not including any sort of extracurricular activities. Students frequently complain about having to go to school for so much time, and not getting much time off. Others could argue that six hours a day and five days a week is necessary to learn all one needs to learn in a school week, this is not necessarily true. However, a school should compensate for lost time by adding time to the end of another day that week if they found this to be an issue. For high schools specifically, attendance is a serious issue.
I believe that students would get a higher chance of success if they have an 8 hour school. My claim is that we should have an 8 hour school day because if we do we'll have less homework and get to spend time with friends we only see at school. I found this information on a website called “Scholastic.com”. This website consists of articles, they survey members of the staff and get their opinions on things. A longer school day will also enable kids able to do extracurricular activities that they don’t do, for example, theater.
According to the Superintendent of White Pine School District Bob Dolezal “Closing schools on Fridays would allow students to travel to ballgames on the road without having to miss instructional time…students attendance has increased by 40 percent” (Weldon). In many more ways than one four-day school weeks benefits mostly everybody especially the students and isn't that what school is all
Almost forgot the name of my high school is Adrian Wilcox High, home of the thunder if I remember correctly or lightning one of the two but I digress. After the first period of class, which nothing much really happened but explaining school rules and such. I began to realize that high school feels the same as middle school expect there were four times the students than there is in eighth grade; walking down the halls I can feel eyes of the higher grades scoping not only myself but a majority of the other freshmen knowing we are struggling to find our scheduled classes. Lunch finally comes around I start opening up to other students to make and try to make some friends, I remember lunch and after were my favorite times back then my classes were easy and so chill
Only one in four high schools in America teach students life skills that they need in college and on in life. America has gotten lower and lower in their education versus other countries. Overall, education is very important and if we don’t have a cultural lens it’s hard to understand other people’s education. I had no idea what cultural lens was and I’m glad that I understand now. I can tell my parents and other people around me to take off their cultural lens when they are around different cultures.
Combined with the 2000’s recession crises, many high schools and elementary schools have decreased resources or even cut classes in subject areas that are not part of No Child Left Behind 's accountability standards. Since 2007, almost 71% of schools have reduced instruction time in subjects such as art and music to provide more funding to Math and English (http://www.ed.gov/esea). In some schools, even though art and music remain available, students who are not on level with basic skills are sent to remedial reading or math classes rather the other optional
There’s no doubt that being an eighth grader has many challenges. In the passage ‘The Challenges of Being an Eighth grader’ states that, “Because of the boatloads of homework we seem to get, and after-school activities galore, if one of your friends has different classes than you then you may rarely get to see them” (Jenkins 14). That means that we get a lot of work as eighth graders and not as much free time to see our friends from the year before. Another statement said, “Many [students] are afraid that their family will embarrass them at a school function” (Jenkins 14). Family members that could be attending the same school could be embarrassing, which adds pressure to them.
High school testing is noticeably easier than college for general reasons. High school teachers give you more quizzes and tests but they only cover the material the teacher has covered for that chapter; college professors will give you large amounts of material over a long period of time and expect you to remember and pass the one of the few tests you 'll get all year. There is always a make up test in high school but in college not so much, teachers aren 't too lenient about make up tests when they give you a week in advance to do it. Teachers will often reschedule the test in case of school events with conflicting dates. College professors don’t care they just want the work turned in, I’ve had a situation where the team was at the hotel and we didn 't have wifi and the teacher said I couldn 't make up the test even though I told him I was not going to be on campus.