Monday, March 11, 2013

A bill advances that gets New Mexico closer to year-round school

A bill advances that gets New Mexico closer to year-round school

DR:

Another bad idea that seems to be popular.  Students do not need to be stuck in government-run schools all year.  Many countries who score well above the US, like Finland, requires students to spend less time in school each day.

"...Finnish teachers work less than 600 hours a year, compared to the 1,000-plus hours U.S. teachers expend."

The problem with American schools is not the amount of time children spend in school, but the quality of the education they receive.  Our education system is too top heavy.  The federal government needs to be removed from the system, as well as the states.  Local should always have the only say.  Schools should not be used as baby sitters or indoctrination tools for a socialist, secular agenda.

I attended both public school and was home schooled and I can tell you that children can learn everything they need in a three or four hour period of time and outscore their public school counterparts who are there for six to seven hours a day.

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