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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Reaction mixed to Md. schools starting after Labor Day

BURTONSVILLE, Md. — As a new school year got underway in Montgomery County on Tuesday, students in Maryland’s largest school system headed back to class with mixed feelings about their longer summer break.

Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order requiring, with few exceptions, public schools across the state to start classes after the Labor Day holiday. It’s the first time Maryland students went back to class in September in more than two decades.

“Lots of staff members and families are worried about students not having enough engagement during the summer and losing ground,” said Jack Smith, superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools. “Sometimes, for families too, during the last couple of weeks child care becomes a real challenge.”

Other education leaders heard similar concerns.



Anonymous said...

Well, it's obvious by this article that all the school children are now doomed beyond recovery, and all failures, inattention and behavior problems now can be certifiably blamed on this!

Anonymous said...

Screw these lib punks keep it after labor day.

Anonymous said...

lol , losing ground! It's the same number of days! I can't wait until the post traumatic stress lawsuits, failure to thrive, what else can they think of??? I am so sick of all of these whiners, I wish they would get together and buy an island and then stay there!

Anonymous said...

Blah, blah, blah. Teachers and kids had a full summer to relax and can now focus on the business at hand. All will be well.

Anonymous said...

It's not a longer summer. It's the same number of days. Kids will get out later in June now. Who makes this crap up and people actually believe it?!

Anonymous said...

Starting school after Labor Day used to be the norm! It makes sense and it a ridiculous argument. Labor Day has always been the unofficial end of summer, leave the kids alone.