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Six-month school year makes no sense at all

The June 15 letter, “Teaching profession must change with times,” suggests that we “establish a 12-month school year. Half the students January through June and the other half July through December.” Does the writer realize that he just decreased the teaching time by 40 percent? What about knowledge lost while not attending school for six months? What about class time lost due to the need to reteach what has been forgotten after a six-month hiatus? Where are the children when they are not in school for six months?

Is the writer in the day care business? If he is employed, we should contact his employer and suggest that he work for only six months a year. I am sure he will maintain his skill set and be a productive employee upon his return.

Maria Gomlak

Grand Island