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After Denver-Area Schools Adopt A 4-Day School Week, A Debate Erupts On Twitter

After Denver-Area Schools Adopt A 4-Day School Week, A Debate Erupts On Twitter
Updated 2 months ago

Starting in August 2018 a Colorado school district near Denver will switch to a four-day school week, Tuesdays through Fridays, following several other Colorado districts who have already made the change. To make up for the lost time, the district will extend school hours while the school year will remain approximately the same. According to Tracy Rudnick, a public information officer who spoke to BuzzFeed, the schedule change is an attempt to "recruit and retain highly qualified teachers. Our teachers are the lowest paid in the area."

Teachers and students may be happy about the day off, but parents aren't so sure.

Those embracing the idea felt the new schedule would reduce stress and increase productivity of students and faculty:

Though many wondered how the schedule will affect working parents:

And others believed the shorter schedule was a cop-out by the district and teachers:

Logistics aside, the school may have a point. What good do we really get out of Mondays?