Shorter School Week Advantages

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Four-day school weeks are superior because they would help students be generally more productive, allow teachers additional time to teach per-period and prepare lessons, and save money for the districts. To begin with, the shorter school week helps students generally do better. They have added time to recuperate between each week. It also gives them more time to pursue internships, college credit, and extracurricular activities. Attendance also benefits from the shorter week, with appointments and sports taking place on the extra free day. What's more, test scores have also not only not decreased, but have actually seen an increase! Elanor Brown, a robotics teacher at Chattooga High School, commented to the Chattooga Times Free Press about …show more content…
Teachers have added time to teach each class period, making each period much more productive than that of additional periods that are shorter. Teachers are now able to prepare lessons with greater depth, or get supplementary lessons done each day. They also have extra time to prepare these lessons, with the extra day being potentially used to prepare more thoroughly thought-out lessons that can more effectively teach students. According to an article called “Educator at Some High Schools Tout Benefits of a 4-Day Week”, teachers can also have teacher meeting and training days that don’t interfere with the scheduled school days. The school district also benefits from the shorter school week. The same article says that districts will spend less money on …show more content…
Students will be required to learn at a much faster pace, and that these issues will negatively affect both students and teachers. However, there are solid reasons that say this won't be the case. There may be less days of school, but with additional time per day, teachers can be more productive each day than they could be with the longer week that has shorter classes. As it can take time to set up, begin, and conclude a class, less time is lost in fewer, longer periods. With the greater time-efficiency, both students and teachers have more time to accomplish what they need to. Plus, the extra day can be used to get any work done that didn't during the school week. In conclusion, the shorter school week will benefit the education of students, the teaching opportunities for teachers, and save money for the districts. Students will be able to pursue new opportunities in and out of school. Teachers will be able to prepare further for lessons, and have more time each class to teach students that now attend more consistently. Finally, districts will be able to spend money on improving the schools, instead of simply attempting to prevent

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