The internets ruin everything

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Milo Maltbie Milo Maltbie
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The internets ruin everything

So now some school districts want to replace snow days with on-line classes: https://wnep.com/2018/07/31/no-more-snow-days-school-district-replaces-wintry-days-off-with-online-classes/
Apparently, there was some concern that kids would go outside and actually enjoy themselves.

mm
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raisingarizona raisingarizona
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Won’t happen here, everyone goes skiing on snow days.
Harvey Harvey
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We had that BS here.

We had some snowdays and then the school assigned online homework during spring break to make up for it.  We had vacation planned and my daughter had to log on to do the stupid work. There was a pretty significant amount of pushback and very few actually did the work.

Add on top of that five half days at then end of the year where nothing gets done (grades are already submitted) and my wife had to burn vacation days to cover.

What a joke.
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Milo Maltbie Milo Maltbie
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Harvey wrote
We had that BS here.
... my wife had to burn vacation days to cover.
That sounds even worse, like they're trying to maximize the inconvenience for everyone involved.  Someone should tell "educators" that kids are way over-supervised, and would be better off spending more time in the wild.

mm
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Cunningstunts Cunningstunts
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If they didn't do this, how else would they prepare you for your life of meaningless busy work?

Full disclaimer, I don't work in the conventional way anymore.  I hope I don't have to again.  So my view may be distorted.

Perhaps it's all these standards they want kids to meet?
campgottagopee campgottagopee
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Can't happen here either. Not only do kids going skiing, but not everyone has internet around here.
Jon951 Jon951
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Sounds like the most depressing thing I've ever heard. It's all part of how society is all f'ed up. Let the kids be kids and enjoy the day....and help clear the snow!
Milo Maltbie Milo Maltbie
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Cunningstunts wrote
If they didn't do this, how else would they prepare you for your life of meaningless busy work?

Full disclaimer, I don't work in the conventional way anymore.  I hope I don't have to again.  So my view may be distorted.
QFT

Your view is not distorted at all. I haven't had a "job" in 20 years, and I will never have another one.

What we really need is education to develop critical thinking skills and independent judgment.  Anything else is setting your kid up for a lifetime on the wrong end of manipulation.

mm
"Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist." George Carlin
Milo Maltbie Milo Maltbie
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campgottagopee wrote
Can't happen here either. Not only do kids going skiing, but not everyone has internet around here.
"Can't happen here" is what they say the day before every disaster.  Don't be so sure.

mm
"Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist." George Carlin
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