Many schools utilize half-days to collect funding for the full 180-day school year…even after exams have finished and there are no more grades or certificates to hand out. So, mom wants to know, why? Just why?
Susannah Lewis, of Whoa Susannah, posted this now-viral rant on Facebook asking why she should be subjected to the ridiculous practice in the first place.
That just means I ‘half’ to get up at 6:30 am, drag these kids out of bed, send them to school for three hours to get hyped up on sugar, high fructose corn syrup, Pixie Stix, and doughnuts and cupcakes, and then I ‘half’ to go get them before the sugar high has even worn off. I have to go get ’em, and they get in the car like dope fiends, like crazy nuts, hyped up on sugar for three and a half hours.”
She begs schools to re-organize and let these teachers stay home, too. What’s the point? By the end of the year, they don’t want to be inventing yet another way to make glittery craft projects or hosting movie days. No one enjoys them.While some parents might be dreading the start of summer vacation, they also dread the inevitable half-days that make everyone get up at the crack of dawn for no reason other than the school needs the day to count.
After posting her video, her son’s teacher sent this picture to her phone. He was holding huge pixie sticks.
Point made, mom!