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Is a Four Day School Week a Benefit to Us?

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Is a Four Day School Week a Benefit to Us? Laura Giles 001-8245 January 27, 2004 In the busy lives of individuals today, is a four day school week a benefit to us? There are many reasons as to why the original five day school week should be reduced to four days a week. The new schedule will give teachers time to create a more positive and effective working environment. It will give kids more time to develop better social skills and it will also allow them to spend more quality time with their families. Teachers today have a lot of pressure put upon their shoulders. They are expected to plan their lectures and activities for the day, mark papers, and also find quality time to spend with their families. ...read more.

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This allows the students and the teachers to have a more social relationship. The social aspect of a child's life is very important. It allows a child to be able to communicate and get along with other individuals. Having a four day school week will allow children to become more social. Social capabilities have an impact on future job opportunities. In today's working environment, an employer will look at the social attributes one possesses. If a child is not exposed to social activities they may not develop the qualities needed in order to acquire a job. Spare time for a child is a valuable commodity. With all the commitments of homework, sports, and the influence of T.V., computers, and video games, little is left for social interaction. ...read more.

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When a family leaves for a weekend trip, they will usually leave on a Friday in order to get a head start on the trip. The four day week schedule will make it easier to go on trips because he or she will not have to miss a day of school. Family time is a very crucial part of a child's life. Family teaches a child the rights and wrongs of life. The new schedule will allow more time for this. Because a child misses out on so many aspects of life from the pressure and commitments of school, a four day school week will be a benefit to students and also to teachers. Although there is less quantity of school, it may prove to give a better quality of teaching. It will allow a family to create a stronger unit and it will give the teacher a better opportunity to expand the child's and their own knowledge. ...read more.

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