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Should there be half days for school on Fridays?

Asked by: FWisnd64
  • Students have rights to 4 extra hours

    There should be at least four extra hours in our lives. It won't kill us. Students would be able to study more, instead of listening to a teach rant for half the hour, and expect them to get a three page essay done in thirty minutes. It is completely unfair for the students.

  • Yes kids would not be so stressed out and would have more time off.

    Like the school system now kids stress out so much that it causes damage in the brain and since their brains are still developing it is even worse. Yes while a half day wont fix that kids have something to look forward to and might actually make kids look forward to school on the "Last Day". I know because a language class always stressed me out since we had to present so much in front of the class.

  • Need breaks and to lay down a second and to have time for family and to have fun

    EVERY DAY THE KIDS WAKE UP 6 7 8 9 AM AND GO TO SCHOOL AND ONLY HAVE TWO days in off and is not fair cause kids need time for there self with there family and friends so that is why I think the kids should have half days in school

  • All the students need early out days on Friday; not just the elementary.

    At the beginning of school, our school had an assembly. It was on a Friday, and it was near the end of the day, around 2:00. The assembly included sixth, seventh, and eighth graders. In the middle of this assembly, the principal had to let the sixth graders out to go home. All the rest of the students had to stay. I think it should be ALL the students who have early-outs.

  • YES yes YES

    Children are people too. They need break . If their parents cant pick them up from school then they can stay at school chatting to friend and all that stuff they don't need to come to early to school. Children work hard all week. Anyway children don't really get taught anything on a Friday after noon

  • Students should have half days on Fridays!

    I'm a student and I would love to have half days every Friday! All we do on Fridays is take tests so we only need to be there for half of the school day to complete those. This would open up more time for students to complete homework before their night time activities. And give families more time together. I think that teachers would appreciate this too, teachers hate sitting in a classroom while students take their test the whole 7 hours (different classes)!

  • Why would we?

    All the negatives of starting school earlier still apply here! Drowsy Driving making more crashes! Worse health! More students passing out in class! Effectiveness will still be down, and now there won't even be that late-day period of actual work getting done! And short vacations or trips to nearby places will now be rendered nearly impossible, unless you do it all on Sunday, when you might need to shop or visit someone, or do who knows how many other things. Students might not be doing well, but pushing the schedule back, forth, or adding Saturday-half days to it will make matters worse.

  • Why would we?

    All the negatives of starting school earlier still apply here! Drowsy Driving making more crashes! Worse health! More students passing out in class! Effectiveness will still be down, and now there won't even be that late-day period of actual work getting done! And short vacations or trips to nearby places will now be rendered nearly impossible, unless you do it all on Sunday, when you might need to shop or visit someone, or do who knows how many other things. Students might not be doing well, but pushing the schedule back, forth, or adding Saturday-half days to it will make matters worse.

  • We could spend more time with family

    I see why some people wouldn't want half days but some people rarly ever get to see there family but then again some parents could not take time off of work and would have to hire a baby sitter but it would give them more fun and bonding as a family so you should possibly vote yes because most family's don't even know there cousins names

  • Yes kids should have half day fridays!

    Ratings are not more important than mental health. Kids are so stressed out and don't have any time to relax and take a break. Giving students a break would keep them refreshed and not continue to emotionally drain them. Once kids start to be drained, they need a long time to get back into things and keeping them balanced would prevent them from getting drained because you're not gonna learn anything in those classes to get "extra learning" if you're just watching the clock miserably tired. The arguments on the people saying no to this are the parochial people with no creativity who see nothing more to life than work.

  • American International Standings

    I am currently a high school student and would love nothing more than having a half-day Friday. I mean how awesome doe that sound? But, realistically, it couldn't happen. Roughly half a million students in 65 nations and educational systems representing 80 percent of the global economy took part in the 2012 edition of PISA, which is coordinated by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD.
    The numbers are even more sobering when compared among only the 34 OECD countries. The United States ranked 26th in math — trailing nations such as the Slovakia, Portugal and Russia. What’s more, American high school students dropped to 21st in science (from 17th in 2009) and slipped to 17th in reading (from 14th in 2009), according to the results. Less school hours means less time for learning and teaching, compressing the school year, giving students too much information in too short a time to fully understand, ultimately making America drop more in the ratings.

  • Difficult for Curriculum

    The supporting factor of my response is the otherwise difficult adressment toward the curriculum. Teachers already have a tight amount of time to teach their students, and half days on Friday's just because it makes it "less boring" doesn't give the excuse that school is not boring, it is only boring because you make it seem boring. Fridays are just another school day.

  • It would push american schools back further.

    America is already really far behind because you get two days off a week, a lot of breaks and a whole summer off. The last thing we need is half days for Friday. Besides, even if this did happen schools would just have to cut another month off of summer to make up for it.

  • Half days? Oh please...

    Do you want to be lenient on pupils? They've just had a whole week and you want to give them a half day. They are, firstly, half a day away from finishing school for the week, and it will pay off on the long run (I'm talking about the future, people, hear ye). Others shouldn't be investing in the education of the modern generation if they aren't going to be going to school for half a day. Plus, Fridays are the best day of the whole week! You have the satisfaction of knowing that the weekend has just arrived.... ....PARTY TIME!

  • Whats The Point?

    Heres what I think. If you do this students will just be left further behind and in the older grade of their education they will need as much help and knowledge to get past final exams and hopefully have a chance to go to better universities. In my eyes their just no point.

  • No school people

    This is not at all good. People will not learn one out of ten . Which will not be good for them. Parents will also not like it since they will rather not come on Friday and then go out somewhere for a few days. I DO NOT SUPPORT THIS!!!!!

  • No school people

    This is not at all good. People will not learn one out of ten . Which will not be good for them. Parents will also not like it since they will rather not come on Friday and then go out somewhere for a few days. I DO NOT SUPPORT THIS!!!!!

  • We should not have half days or else children will not have so much time to learn new things

    We need to have it because if children don't learn they won't have such a good life because they won't know one fifth the things they were supposed to learn. This RULE SHOULD NOT BE MADE!!!!!! If they want a generation of children to not learn anything than I would say okay. THIS RULE SHOULD NOT BE MADE!!!!!!

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