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TOLEDO, OH (EDITORIAL) -
The editorial last week that took issue with Governor Kasich's
plan to add calamity days and not extend the school year received a lot of
In addition to the emails I received, I am told that the
Twitter crowd treated me harshly. Just
to be clear: I never said that calamity
days were a bad idea. I did not label all children as lazy. I didn't say
anything negative regarding teachers. My point was that kids need as much
teaching as possible and a solid education makes a difference. Yet some of the
responses accused me of all manner of idiocy and student/teacher bashing!
Anyway, here are just a few excerpts:
Some parents said their children are serious students.
Quote: "my children did a variety of activities
including games, math and reading."
"My daughter read 12 books, took countless tests
Other responses found me irritating.
Quote: "Where in the blank do you get off saying
schools need to just make up the days?" And "Shame on you"
Others expressed concern over extending the school year into
the hotter days of June. Comments like, "The students will not learn
anything of great significance in a 90 degree classroom if they have to make up
those days. Mentally, kids will be on summer
A fair number of viewers agreed with me, which was nice.
Thanks to all of you for watching and for taking the time to
tell me how you feel. Your responses are always welcomed. Your viewership is deeply appreciated.
This has been a WTOL
11 editorial. We want to know what you think. Send your comments to Editorial@WTOL.com.
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