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January 30, 2013
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LETTER: Less is not more in this instance

The purpose of education is to teach a child. We need our children in the classroom 180 days per school year. Currently, our children are in class only 165 days and under the proposed four-day-a-week schedule, they would only be in class 152 days. We pay our teachers to teach 182 days.

In other countries, children are learning more because they are in class more days, not fewer.

Many of our high school graduates are put in remedial classes in college because they are not prepared and do not have a good grasp in many of the subjects.

We definitely need to improve the education of our children by having the children in the classroom learning more, not having less time in a learning atmosphere.

J.K. Matthews

Grand Junction


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