Killing Moms Softly with Half Days | Carry Goldberg – Cognoscenti “Thinking That Matters”
May I share with you the delights of my children’s April school schedule? They get out at 12:40 p.m. because of parent-teacher conferences on these days sprinkled through the month: Tues., April 1; Weds., April 9; Tues., April 29. Oh, yes, and just when you thought it was safe, one more on May 7. (Plus they’re off April 18 through 25 for spring vacation.)
That’s in addition to our new regular Friday early dismissals at 1:40 p.m. When we got word of that, one mother I know said to the superintendent, “You must really hate parents.
I don’t think the administration hates us, but I do think that perhaps we haven’t spoken up loudly enough about the logistical stress these half-days create. And they’re common around the state, from year-round half-Tuesdays in Newton to April half-Wednesdays in Westwood. Read More