After the Newtown, CT school shootings, schools have had to beef up security. Besides cameras and locked doors, some schools are turning to a new controversial method to keep our kids safe. Some school systems are turning to ALICE (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate) which is a training program offered by a Texas based company that promotes alternatives to staying put when a gunman enters a school. Tomorrow we will uncover details about this controversial program.
There has been a push by some to extend the school day. They call it ELT (Extended Learning Time). There is a growing backlash from parents that in fact find this to be a bad idea. They maintain that longer school days cut into family time, sports, theater activities and tire out kids. Those promoting this idea tend to be wealthy philanthropy organizations with big ideas about education and trying to push their ideas on middle class families who are on the receiving end. Kids need a chance to unwind and have free play. A 6-7 hour school day is more than enough time to get everything done that they should be doing. What do you think?
Every day is a new life to a wise man or woman.
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Teach your children to think big thoughts but relish the small pleasures.
Have your kids learn to measure people by the size of their hearts and not the size of their bank accounts.
The more you know, the less you fear.
He who is shipwrecked for the second time cannot lay blame on Poseidon.
A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side.