MS180 Amaechi Janneh
Class 6-109 Nov 21 13
Literacy Homework – Semester #2 HW #9 – Essay
Do you think that we should have longer school days? In this essay, I’m going to explain why we schools shouldn't be longer.
The first reason why we shouldn't have extended school days is that you have less family time. Lets say your family is playing a board game, and you hear laughing and cheering and you have more homework to do. That's interrupting family time. According to the article “Reasons for not extending the school day,” it says that disrupting family life is “more negative” “and less time to be in sports and activities like music, soccer, basketball and baseball.”
The second reason why we shouldn't have extended school days is because of a “12 hour route.” If a student takes a 12 hour route, that student will be tired and asleep in class and not catch up on their work and miss out. According to the article the NEA's article “Longer School Days Affect Everyone” by Dave Arnold it says that “Students would have to get up at 5:30 am. Also, “Students would have to board the bus at 6:30 am” and “Students would have to arrive at 7:30 am.” “Also do 9 hours of class.” Also go home and start all over again. Including traveling time to get home and get to school. That will be 10 hours.
In conclusion, in my opinion, extending the school day is a bad idea. Because it depends on the student would be tired. Also it is less time to interact with friends. Also, it is taking away your free time. I hope you agree with me.