RIP Philo

Teachers in Oklahoma can only afford to work 4 days/week

So they can work extra shifts in Walmart!

You Americans are so fucked.
Permalink Zaq 
February 13th, 2018 5:53am
Dude, that's Oklahoma.  Oklahoma is fucked, because they elected Republicans following Supply-Side Economics, who cut taxes to improve their economy.

Sadly, Supply-Side Economics DO NOT WORK, and so Oklahoma is fucked.  The anticipated improvements in their economy didn't happen, because Supply-Side Economics do not work.

And so cuts were needed (because states HAVE to balance their budgets).  And since they had much lower tax receipts, that didn't rise because their economy didn't improve, they have no money for schools.

But that's Oklahoma.  And Kansas, for that matter.  And if Trump had his way, that would be America.  But Trump isn't having his way.  Trump proposes (stupid shit), and the Congress tries to implement, but the Democrats keep preventing the stupid shit from being implemented.

Except for that stupid shit tax-cut, but that'll work out in the end too.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
February 13th, 2018 8:44am
>Democrats keep preventing the stupid shit from being implemented

You really are delusional
Permalink Zaq 
February 13th, 2018 8:50am

> in Catoosa the district has been on four-day school weeks for two years

Maybe to save on electricity?

> Keys First Baptist Church provides child care on Mondays, when the school district is off.

Oh, was the policy to make kids have a full day of sunday school, on monday? Is this a religious thing?

> Teacher Kirk McAnany says the four-day school weeks there help students make better use of their time.

Could be true I guess.

> Once a district goes to a four-day school week in Oklahoma, it’s tough to go back. People seem to like it too much. 91 of Oklahoma's 513 public school districts have a four-day school week, something that has become synonymous with education in Oklahoma.

> "After finding the high level of preference for the 4-day week, returning to a standard 5-day week would make it more difficult to retain and recruit teachers and support staff."

So it sounds like the teachers and students like the system and they are getting good results from it.

I'm going to rule OP's headline here as a "lie".
Permalink Reality Check 
February 13th, 2018 10:12am
6 classes x 50 minutes each x 5 days = 1500 minutes

6 classes x 65 minutes each x 4 days = 1560 minutes

Hm. So the students are getting MORE class time in under this system. Teachers say they can teach better in a 65 minute class than a 50 minute class.  That makes sense. 50 minutes is not a lot of time. First you got to have everyone settle down, 5 minutes. Then the last 5-10 minutes everyone is watching the clock. So actual teaching time under the 65 minute system is dramatically more.

And districts doing this are getting better test scores, so we know it's a great system.

The governor of the state though is against it and wants a state law banning the practice.

I see also we have some people here claiming to be from other countries ridiculing the system despite the facts that it saves on electricity and gas use, gives better academic results, has more instruction time, and is preferred by everyone other than the governor.
Permalink Reality Check 
February 13th, 2018 10:18am
Old system:

50 minutes per class, 10 minutes between classes, 6 periods, plus 30 minutes for lunch. Start at 8am, dismissed at 2:30pm.

New system:

65 minutes per class, 10 minutes between classes, 6 periods, plus 30 minutes for lunch. Start at 8am, dismissed at 4pm.

In addition to saving on energy costs of heating and cooling the school, they are also saving a huge 20% (or alternatively would have to pay 25% more) on bus costs.

Teacher salaries remain the same under the system since the teachers are working about the same amount of hours, yet get a whole extra day off, which they like.
Permalink Reality Check 
February 13th, 2018 10:23am
Families where both parents work don't have to worry about latch key kids coming at home to an empty house at 3pm and getting in trouble for 2 hrs, or arranging for child care 5 days a week. Instead they only have to arrange for child care 1 day a week.
Permalink Reality Check 
February 13th, 2018 10:24am
Hubble, I welcome you to start a revolution. Otherwise, it's just talk.
Permalink DrNo 
February 13th, 2018 10:52am
Trust me, Nancy Pelosi and the rest of rich Democrats will be lined up against the wall too. Don't think for a minute that they are on your side!
Permalink DrNo 
February 13th, 2018 10:53am
Hubble is a fucking idiot
Permalink Ruseman 
February 13th, 2018 11:37am
Watch your mouth trollboy faggot
Permalink asssdddffgb 
February 13th, 2018 10:15pm
Republicans claim Government doesn't work.

Then they get elected and prove it.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
February 14th, 2018 8:57am

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