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Old 03-12-2024, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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I wish we weren't so arrogant when it comes to running our education system and that we might take a look at what other countries do. Like, Japan, for example.

Japanese school children go to school for 200 days per year. In this country, states may mandate the number of days. In CT where I lived and taught, 180 days was the requisite. They attend school five days a week for six hours with a break for lunch whereby they clean their own classrooms (imagine the savings right there). Then they to to after-school programs or study groups.

We prefer to look to countries like Namibia and Yemen, seems like, for inspiration. And we expect to remain a world power...?
There's nothing wrong with looking at how other societies educate their children. But I don't want to produce an American version of Japanese children and adults. (Same for other countries).
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Old 03-12-2024, 05:32 PM
 
Location: WA
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Japanese preschoolers learning how to clean their classrooms

https://twitter.com/TheFigen_/status...597685044?s=20
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Old 03-12-2024, 09:07 PM
 
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Japanese preschoolers learning how to clean their classrooms

https://twitter.com/TheFigen_/status...597685044?s=20
It happens in the US too. Preschool teachers sing this song during clean up time.

Time to clean up everyone
Let's pick up our things
Clean up
Everybody clean up, clean up
Everybody clean up, clean up
Everybody clean up
Time to clean up
Pick up
Everybody pick up, pick up
Everybody pick up, pick up
Everybody pick up
Time to pick up
Pick up the toys, put them away
Pick up the box, put them away
Pick up the books, put them away
Put your things away
Pick up the toys, put them away
Pick up the box, put them away
Pick up the books, put them away
Put your things away
Clean up
Everybody clean up, clean up
Everybody clean up, clean up
Everybody clean up
Time to clean up
Pick up
Everybody pick up, pick up
Everybody pick up, pick up
Everybody pick up
Time to pick up
Pick up the toys, put them away
Pick up the box, put them away
Pick up the books, put them away
Put your things away
Pick up the toys, put them away
Pick up the box, put them away
Pick up the books, put them away
Put your things away

Even Barney the Dinosaur sing a clean up song


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC9znRr8FG0
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Old 03-13-2024, 09:50 AM
 
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Many parents cannot find child care for one day a week even if they could afford it. As bad as the education is that students get now, why try to cram it into 4 days? American students already have substandard performance on most tests.
Of course they can. They simply don't want to pay what it would cost (notwithstanding the last point of the highlighted sentence).
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Old 03-13-2024, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Of course they can. They simply don't want to pay what it would cost (notwithstanding the last point of the highlighted sentence).
Sorry, but in my years as a principal, I did know parents who had trouble coming up with the money for child care.
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Old 03-14-2024, 08:16 PM
 
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Of course they can. They simply don't want to pay what it would cost (notwithstanding the last point of the highlighted sentence).
Childcare care here is more per day than what many parents make per day. Most licensed childcare providers don't want a child only one day a week. It costs them more for the extra help than they make. You are limited how many children you can have at any one time. Why take a one day a week child when you can get a full-time one and make much more money? It is a business after all.
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Old 03-14-2024, 08:58 PM
 
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Sorry, but in my years as a principal, I did know parents who had trouble coming up with the money for child care.
The post that I responded to made it clear that affordability was not the issue.
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Old 03-14-2024, 09:00 PM
 
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Childcare care here is more per day than what many parents make per day. Most licensed childcare providers don't want a child only one day a week. It costs them more for the extra help than they make. You are limited how many children you can have at any one time. Why take a one day a week child when you can get a full-time one and make much more money? It is a business after all.
Your post was clear, that affordability was not an issue.

And my prior post is still correct. Sufficient money will make one day a week child care magically appear.
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Old 03-15-2024, 09:24 AM
 
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Your post was clear, that affordability was not an issue.

And my prior post is still correct. Sufficient money will make one day a week child care magically appear.
People can't afford one day a week child care. Can't get any more simple than that. Day care that takes one day a week children charge 2-3 times as much for a day as they do a a day for a child they have all week. They must.
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Old 03-15-2024, 09:34 AM
 
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People can't afford one day a week child care. Can't get any more simple than that. Day care that takes one day a week children charge 2-3 times as much for a day as they do a a day for a child they have all week. They must.
YOU established that affordability wasn’t an issue. Given that, my post is correct - sufficient money will make one day a week child care available. If you’d like to change that position to affordability is now in fact an issue, then you are correct. But that isn’t what you wrote, nor is it what I responded to.
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