Friday, July 25, 2008

Schools eye four-day week to cut fuel costs

http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSN2439039120080724?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt&rpc=22&sp=true

Actually, this might have educational benefits as well.

Take Wednesday off, change the lesson plans around and give unusual homework for Tuesday (and Friday) night.  The chapter reading, various projects, watch an educational DVD, bone up on the times tables, etc.  Then the other nights could be reserved for lighter stuff.

On the other hand, I know a certain math teacher would simply have assigned 3000 derivations.

On the other, other hand, I can imagine certain teachers' unions demanding the day off be a Monday or Friday to preserve their "right" to three day weekends.

2 Comments:

At Monday, July 28, 2008 7:40:00 AM CDT, Anonymous cso said...

I find it interesting that student performance actually improves with the 4 day week. It is likely similar to the changes employers see in changing to to 4 day work-week. When you know you have a weekday to do all of the crap (shopping, banking, etc) you are less likely to do it/think about it during your office hours (on-line, long lunch) and therefore concentrate on your work during work hours. More focus, less mental multi-tasking.

 
At Friday, August 1, 2008 7:42:00 PM CDT, Blogger cljo said...

OG!

 

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