"By the time young people get home from school they are exhausted, overwhelmed with all of the homework. Have them work hard at school, but relax at home. And who knows--maybe more kids would like school better."
"Look at the moral mess our country is in. Schools should no longer fear teaching children manners that their parents neglect to do. And the parents could learn from these lessons as well."
"The only reason to pay lots of money for children to go to private school is to make sure they aren't in a classroom with hoodlums. Let parents deal with their problem kids by expelling the bad apples with a zero-tolerance policy."
"Every country whose students outscore American students has a longer school year. By adding only two more weeks and an hour and a half a day, children would gain an additional year and a half of learning."
"The biggest behavior issues occur in middle school. Instead, have K-8 schools."
"Police and fire personnel have four-day even three-day work weeks; why not teachers? Giving teachers a day off from the classroom (they would still work a 5th day but without students who would be supervised by paraeducators) would relieve stress and allow them time to talk to other teachers about each other's students."
"Children whose native language is not English do worse in school because English is only practiced at school not at home. Parents have a responsibility to ensure their children maximize their knowledge of America's primary language."
"Study after study shows how much better students do in their academic classes when they balance them with music and art classes. So what are we waiting for?"
"How many jobs do you know where the entry-level positions are the only positions available? That's the way teaching is. Providing different positions for instructors who are ambitious can aide in retaining teachers, half of whom exit the profession in the first five years."
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