School Superintendent Kathy Cox felt compelled today to issue a clarification to one of her deputy’s comments yesterday at a budget hearing that Georgia might have have to reduce its school year, now set by law at 180 days.
I am not exactly sure what the superintendent is saying here, but having worked my way through high school, college and grad school as a waitress in many fine establishments, I can testify that you have to get in early and stay late. I can also say that there is no better moment in life than when you have escorted all your IHOP customers out the door, locked it behind them and sat down to a customized chocolatee chip pancake with extra chocolate chips and whip cream. To be 18 again.
I understand and agree that teachers need time before school begins and after it ends, but I am not sure how strongly, if at all, Cox is calling for tweaks to the 180-days in view of the budget crisis. Read it and let us know what you think.
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