I know that just because your parents tell you something, doesn’t mean it isn’t a good idea.
And I finally found something in the MSM about Ohio Senate Bill 89 – four whole sentences today – oooweee. One of which says that Governor Strickland opposes the bill.
But I really disliked moving daylights savings time back three weeks – and in the fall, when it’s nothing but black for Halloween, I’m really not going to like it.
So – here are some articles about the effect of moving – and mandating – the start of the public school year, including the outline of how to get a waiver for having to start after Labor Day:
Money, money, money – MONEY and not for education (hmmm – hey! I know – why don’t the businesses that want the change because of money offer to give some of the revenue to…the schools? or to scholarships? or something that gives back?)
And another article about the PA tourism industry’s 20 year fight to move the start of school to after the Labor Day holiday.
When an initiative that affects my kids lacks roots in education – at any level (government, think thank, in the trenches), and instead has its roots in making money for some sector of the economy, I’m automatically pre-disposed against it. Again, as with daylights savings time, it was business interests that pushed and pushed until they found friendly fields, with little concern for the effect on everyday folks – parents and families in particular.
I’m not feeling very friendly toward this idea, so again, I’m asking for input – pro, con, but whichever, for our kids’ sake – connect it to education, would ya, please?