An Extra Hour Of School?
By Elise Krock
Just imagine if you were walking down your school hallway, come up to the poster board, and find out that your school board is telling you that your day of learning is having an extra hour. They are saying this because they want you to get as much education as possible, to achieve in all of your learning. Would you like that, or not?
I don’t think that my school should have an extra hour of school because, I know that we get recess and plenty of breaks from learning, but I still woudn’t want an extra hour! Many schools only have 6 hours of school, like I do, but if you add an extra hour, than you would have 7 hours of school. Lots of people already don’t really enjoy school for the most part, but why do you need more time for learning? That is my question.
Having an extra hour of school would mean more reading time, more math, more special time, but possibly even more recess. I think that I would much rather be able to be at my house enjoying my time, instead of more school. What if people have after-school activities that they have to get to? I am one of those people, and have to go to softball only 30 minutes after I get off the bus, and I am the first person off of the bus, so what if other people need to do that to, but they get off of the bus much later?
Also, the school board would have to send out papers to the parents of the whole school saying that there is going to be more school time. Some people might argue about this because their kids need to go to bed at a certain time, or they might need to go to sports or something. Maybe their kids need to get off of the bus at a certain time. How is the school board going to make all of these argues and papers work for the kids that they want to be successful in life? I just say no. Too many changes, too many answers to figure out, and students could also be tired, or not focused when they have more school time.
These are all of the reasons why I think that my school board, or anybody else’s, should not be having an extra hour of school and learning time.