“Disruptions” is a popular strategy used by marketers to get attention, but many school parents are suffering from disruption fatigue this fall…and that was even before today’s Halloween parties and parades.
The average number of public school closings each school year has hit 29 days. That means parents must scramble to find short-term child care arrangements for school age students on nearly 30 days.
In some districts, even more days are designated for professional development, conferences, seasonal holidays and designated religious holidays. Of course, this doesn’t include summer vacation, snow days or early dismissal days.
There’s a huge gap between academic scores of US students and those educated in other countries, yet we respond by giving our children more school holidays! Something’s wrong here.