EDITORIAL : CHEAT THE CLOCK; GOV. PETE WILSON WANTS TO FORCE SCHOOLS TO SPEND MORE TIME TEACHING.REQUIRING students to be in school at least 180 days of the school year and lengthening lengthening (lengkˑ·the·ning),
n the use of various massage or muscle energy techniques to relax and stretch muscle and connective tissue. the school day about 45 minutes is part of a plan to help improve education statewide.
It is a no-nonsense approach offered by Gov. Pete Wilson For others named Pete Wilson, see .
Peter Barton Wilson (born August 23, 1933) is an American Republican politician from California. Wilson served as the thirty-sixth Governor of California (1991–1999), the culmination of more than three decades in the public arena that that should be approved by the Legislature as a sound educational policy.
The merits of forcing schools to provide more time on task in the classroom have been reported for years. The National Education Commission a few years ago completed an exhaustive study that found scheduling and the length of both the school day and the school year ``can serve as allies in creating a more intimate environment.''
Wilson's proposal would bar schools from the current practice of counting ``pupil free'' teacher training days toward the total.
Wilson also wants to tighten the ways schools count the time that students are on the property. The time it takes to walk from class to class should not be counted as instruction time, and Wilson is correct to try and forbid for·bid
tr.v. for·bade or for·bad , for·bid·den or for·bid, for·bid·ding, for·bids
1. To command (someone) not to do something: I forbid you to go.
2. the practice.
Over the years, the Years, The
the seven decades of Eleanor Pargiter’s life. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 1109]
See : Time time students spend in class learning has dwindled, while at the same time test scores have plummeted.
Perhaps it's coincidence Coincidence is the noteworthy alignment of two or more events or circumstances without obvious causal connection. The word is derived from the Latin co- ("in", "with", "together") and incidere ("to fall on"). . But schools for years have been playing cheat the clock, finding more and more ways to give students time off and make teachers attend worthless training sessions.
The end result cheats students, and the time has come to turn the clocks back.