Why students hate the balanced calendar

Cartoon of two boys waiting at a bus stop. One is wearing swim trunks, a backpack and flip-flops. He says, "If they're going to make me go to school in the summer, I'm going to dress like it's still summer." Cartoon of two boys waiting at a bus stop. One is wearing swim trunks, a backpack and flip-flops. He says, “If they’re going to make me go to school in the summer, I’m going to dress like it’s still summer.”

Once upon a time in Indiana, kids didn’t go back to school until after the Labor Day weekend. But today, as of August 1, 2013, some school systems are already in session.

I don’t know if the “balanced calendar” will help students raise their grades. But I do know for many, it has sure raised their ire!

Curses! Super Soaked Again

Cartoon of boy in pool and a girl

Cartoon of boy in a swimming pool and a girl. “The pool was more fun when you let me splash you.”

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Taking a Dip

Cartoon of boy in water and man staring at a penguin

Cartoon of boy in water and man staring at a penguin. The boy says, “Come on! Take a dip, Dad! The water is fine.”

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Cartoon: Swimming Survival

Cartoon of swimming instructor and two girls

Cartoon of  two girls with a swimming instructor. One girl says, “When are you going to teach us something valuable, like how to survive in the belly of a whale? Continue reading “Cartoon: Swimming Survival”