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Would you support a proposal to reduce the school week to four days but lengthen each school day in Lawrence public schools?

Asked at Borders Books, Music and Cafe on April 11, 2003

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“A kid only has so much attention span. I’d keep it five days.”

“Absolutely not. It’s difficult enough for parents to find ways to take care of their children after school. Cutting it to four days will make it even harder.”

“I think it’s worth a try.”

“I would support that. Often you have X number of minutes to work on something, but if you went just a little bit longer it might stick a little bit more. Kids also really need their time to run and play.”


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