Letters to the Editor

March 29, 2014

Letter | New philosophies needed in education

The present philosophy of Education of Horry County Schools is that the longer a child is in school each day, the more he/she learns. Small children are just little adults and can sit for long periods of time, go on eight hours of sleep, and stay focused on their teacher. A nine-hour day starting at 6:30 a.m., counting the time on the bus, is supposedly reasonable. If the child fails to stay focused, the child can be drugged out on ADD drugs. If the child gets behind, he/she can go to summer camp and be furthered tortured. The child doesn’t need to relax and eat breakfast; he/she can have breakfast in the classroom and learn while eating. The child can also have snack in the classroom while learning. The child may be sleepy but does not need a nap. After all, the child has to cram sounds and facts. If the child isn’t making giant strides in reading for a 5-year-old, the child can be forced into a longer day.

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