Can a four-day school week really save money?

March 16, 2010

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3 Responses to Can a four-day school week really save money?

  1. Leaving this article gender neutral, while it may be well-intended, leaves out serious consequences of these policy decisions on men and women. “Parents” in many respects continue to be code for “women.” The impact of 4 day work weeks will be to force many employed women either into lower paid, more flexible jobs or out of the workforce altogether. In a sense, this is playing “chicken” with our children’s education and well being. Women will generally cave first. This will in turn reinforce to girls and boys that women are responsible for the welfare of children and community and men are free to make choices based solely on money. I’d love to be proven wrong by men.

  2. Leaving this article gender neutral, while it may be well-intended, leaves out serious consequences of these policy decisions on men and women. “Parents” in many respects continue to be code for “women.” The impact of 4 day work weeks will be to force many employed women either into lower paid, more flexible jobs or out of the workforce altogether. In a sense, this is playing “chicken” with our children’s education and well being. Women will generally cave first. This will in turn reinforce to girls and boys that women are responsible for the welfare of children and community and men are free to make choices based solely on money. I’d love to be proven wrong by men.

  3. Leaving this article gender neutral, while it may be well-intended, leaves out serious consequences of these policy decisions on men and women. “Parents” in many respects continue to be code for “women.” The impact of 4 day work weeks will be to force many employed women either into lower paid, more flexible jobs or out of the workforce altogether. In a sense, this is playing “chicken” with our children’s education and well being. Women will generally cave first. This will in turn reinforce to girls and boys that women are responsible for the welfare of children and community and men are free to make choices based solely on money. I’d love to be proven wrong by men.

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