With state budget in crisis, many Oklahoma schools hold classes four days a week

Emma Brown, Washington Post, May 30, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

It's hard to imagine a four-day school week. It would have been my dream in my childhood, of course (exceeded only by the three-day school week). But no doubt it's a source of concern for parents and teachers. The shorter week is a cost savings measure, of course, though one wonders how much it actually saves. But it raises the question of how shorter school weeks could work with online learning. And how you manage something like this with childcare and meals for students whose parents can't afford it.
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