With local students all back at school, it seems like a good time to ask: should we take Mondays off? Kidding, sort of.
Some school systems are doing just that. According to this Associate Press article, some small, rural school systems that experimented with four-day weeks when budgets were tight like the practice and others are trying it out for the first time.
From the story:
“The idea is either horrible or innovative, depending on whom you ask. Critics say it hurts students’ education. Supporters say it makes teachers better. As for students, a senior girl shrugged and said she was looking forward to sleeping in an extra day.”
The article explains the four-day week means students have longer school days, but don’t come to school Monday. Instead teachers work on Mondays where they have staff development and time to plan lessons.
So, thoughts? Is a four-day week the way to go or a recipe for disaster?