June 22, 2009 7:00pm CST
Do you think that now adays children seem to have more time off school than we did when we went to school.They seem to have lots of teacher training days and it seems they have more holidays than we used to? Did we get all these days off school as i do not think we did?
27 Jun 09
I don't think so. When my niece goes to school and there's a suspension of classes due to bad weather or storm, that would mean that they have to extend a day like Saturday to compensate that day that they miss classes. I do believe that teachers have their trainings on school break, so that it would not hinder anything for their students to suffer the time missed because teachers are having a training. What I do believe is that their curriculum is much more advance than our old curriculum. They have computer classes at an early age, when during our time, we get to grasp computers when we are already in College. So i guess that the quality of education is not being compromise. That depends on which school, what municipality and the kind of Government help that we get in our education system.
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27 Jun 09
Hi Jugs...I can remembe getting all the holidays off the the children get now, but I don't remember there being so many inservice days and teacher conference. Then of course we had a PTA (parent teacher conference) back then where the parents could meet with the teachers whenever they felt the need to. I don't thin they even have PTA anymore and if they do I haven't heard it mentioned in quite a few years. flutterby
23 Jun 09
Oh gosh. It's not like you can compare different years, you know? When you went to school it was a bit different than it is now, right? Nowadays work doesn't end after school, tension-and-work doesn't end after final egzams, and being busy doesn't end after work, right? Teacher training days are now more frequent, but so were excursions, now, to get on a trip, techare's gotta have a plan, work sheets and it's not like having day off, it's more like oh GODS, no! again instead of tables, walls, listening to this retarded guy who thinks we're 12 and hours of standing in museums.