People Are Arguing That School Hours Don’t Make Sense for Working Parents

Oct 13, 2016 at 3:15 pm |

School days aren't working for parents, but what about kids?

When we become parents, a lot of our time is spent making sure we’re doing everything we can for them. We debate whether we can or want to stay at home with them when they’re little and if we can even afford daycare, a struggle that many parents have.

But, when they reach the age of being able to attend public school, most parents think they can breathe a sigh of relief since they no longer have to worry about how to afford daycare while they’re at work because they’ll be learning the classroom for the majority of the day.

With 70 percent of parents working outside of the house from the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. though, it turns out school days aren’t really set up for parents and it’s causing a whole lot of issues.


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A committee is making an argument that the school hours don’t make any sense for working parents and we need to change it.

OK, so what are they suggesting?