Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for August 31, 2010

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    tim_1975  over 13 years ago

    and yet some schools have classes year round

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    ejcapulet  over 13 years ago

    And some kids don’t get to go to school at all and end up poor, illiterate, and working their whole lives sweat shops.

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    Colt9033  over 13 years ago

    Thats rough going school in August.

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    lightenup Premium Member over 13 years ago

    While Val feels a pang of jealousy…

    Thanks, Alix, but you know that my kids won’t be thinking twice about the “After Labor Day” kids next May while they’re outside playing. :-)

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    earodrig Premium Member over 13 years ago

    In Michigan, by state law to protect the tourism industry (no joke), schools can’t start until after Labor Day.

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    jackiesowner  over 13 years ago

    In our part of Kentucky, kids got out May 21. School started August 11.

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    AllisonShep  over 13 years ago

    We start end of August, and go until mid-June, unless we have more than 5 snow days, which we usually do, and then it’s extra days. Last year we went until the second-to-last week in June.

    I don’t know any states that start after Labor Day anymore. We live in New England, and all of the Northeast states started either last week or this week.

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    rayannina  over 13 years ago

    My daughter started school on July 27. And not a moment too soon, either.

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    kab2rb  over 13 years ago

    Here in KS especially Wichita a few years ago a bond was passed by voters to allow A/C in schools, Now a different city in KS due to budget problems decided to wait until closer or after Labor Day found it’s too expensive to keep schools cool so kids don’t sweat. Also about poverty there are a lot of kids also not in school who are homeless like parent’s who have no jobs. There have been in smaller area schools around KS that been A/C for a long time. Another type of school in a small Mennonite who don’t believe in electricity.

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    kab2rb  over 13 years ago

    rayannina which state is that in or city? Doesn’t sound much like a summer break giving kids a chance to unwind.

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    Saucy1121 Premium Member over 13 years ago

    Here in VA, it’s after Labor day as well (tourism industry, AKA the King’s Dominion/Busch Gardens law).

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    ses1066  over 13 years ago

    @baslimthebegger [Thorby sends greetings]

    I remember as a military brat leaving New Jersey to South Carolina over Thanksgiving and not missing a day of school. In my mind, considering that included cleaning quarters, that was dirty pool!

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    thirdguy  over 13 years ago

    In New York, at least on Long Island, we don’t start until after Labor Day, and finish on June 24th.

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    habamom  over 13 years ago

    In MN I believe it’s a state law to start after Labor Day, It was designed to allow kids the “educational experience” of the State Fair - unless it’s a charter school, then they can start earlier (that’s my kids - started Aug 16).

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    zyzygy7  over 13 years ago

    I know the feeling, first day of high school for me was the 18th…

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    crazyasabull  over 13 years ago

    thirdguy - it is the same in upstate NY. My sister starts next Wednesday & graduates high school on June 24th.

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    kjc7823  over 13 years ago

    Hey what’s the gripe? School always started either on my birthday or the day before!!!! Imagine, first day of high school is your birthday!

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    rgcviper  over 13 years ago

    In Georgia, where I used to live, school now starts somewhere around August 8th. Ouch … On the other hand, summer starts sometime around May 20th. They keep pushing the start of school earlier and earlier …

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    davidenie  over 13 years ago

    Like me!

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    felix-4  over 13 years ago

    My birthday is today, Aug. 31, and I have started school many times on my birthday. Our schools here in Colorado started around the 23rd of Aug. this year.

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    Winifred23  over 13 years ago

    I began on the 23rd. It was a sad day… She is lucky that she has no school and that she can actually wear shorts.. It’s raining and cold at my house. :(

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    kab2rb  over 13 years ago

    Happy BD felix-4 schools here have a/c when my time we sweated it out no a/c lucky kids.

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