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4-Day School Weeks In The U.S., Due To Money — The Richest Country In The World!

by Anura Guruge


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Google “4 day school week” for a TON of articles from around the country.


Unless you live in one of the affected states — which from what I can see include Colorado, Oklahoma and Illinois — or are a compulsive news junkie as is I, you may not realize that this happening in the U.S. of A. and it is ALL due to money. That is beyond AMAZING.

Richest country in the World and schools no longer have money for a 5-day week?

Yes, yes, yes — I KNOW. I pay for it. Yes, school funding, by and large, is supposed to be local. No Federal interference. That stuff just confounds me even after 35-years here. IF anything in a Nation warrants Federal funding (at 100%) it has to be education.

The likes of China and India have to be LAUGHING.

This is so inane. How can responsible, elected officials permit this.

Isn’t education supposed to be one the highest priorities of a country after healthcare. Oooops! We don’t have that either.

I still think this is WRONG. Very wrong.


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Why Are Teachers In New Hampshire Immune From Random Drug Testing?

by Anura Guruge


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Well, to be fair, it is NOT just New Hampshire. Most tests do NOT permit drug testing of teachers.

That is crazy.

Teachers (and administrators) are human and have their foibles — and I talk as one whose adoptive mother as well as two aunties were teachers.

There are times, especially of late, when I can ONLY reconcile what I see and hear about teachers in New Hampshire by thinking that they must be doing drugs!

Be honest. Has that thought ever crossed YOUR mind.

Do you honestly think that ALL of our teachers and administrators are saints?

Why the double-standards?

We go after kids, QUITE RIGHTLY, for drugs. Why don’t we set an example by also checking the teachers and administrators?

I HOPE I am wrong. But, my druthers is that random drug testing of teachers, in New Hampshire, could tell us much.


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The Sad State Of New Hampshire Education.

by Anura Guruge



Not the end of the world, but it makes you think.

The above graphic tells it all.

My daughter found it hilarious in that she is NO stranger to astronomy — which is why she picked the elective, knowing that she can breeze through.

Yes, being my daughter she is, of course, atypical. Not too many teenagers that can claim that they have a book on Dwarf Planets with their name and eyes on the cover.

I have had ‘this’ discussions with Superintendents and principals before. You do not have to be a subject matter expert to teach a class in New Hampshire. But, when you get to Grade 11 — and stuff like planets and constellations is not that hard.

Funny this. I wrote that “Dwarf Planet” book when Devanee was taught, in 2010, that Pluto was a planet, when it had ceased to be so in 2006.

Never mind. Just makes you think.


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