Total Disconnect Three Day Weekend
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Total Disconnect Three Day Weekend

Labor Day was originally a day organized by the unions to honor the American labor movement. Now, 129 years later, Labor Day in the United States is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend and it is considered the unofficial end of summer.

Long weekends have turned into vacation weekends or travel weekends. If you are a select soccer or volleyball parent, these have become weekends full of tournaments and travel. What if we proposed this weekend to be “Total Disconnect Weekend”?

This Class Should be MANDATORY
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This Class Should be MANDATORY

The Core Classes – English, Math, Science and History

These core classes in high school are supposed to either prepare you for college or life after high school.

As a college educated person, these core classes prepare you to have a wide knowledge base in addition to understanding the world at a very high level in your chosen field but also at a substantial level in other disciplines. The way in which a chemist describes the world is going to be very different than the way an English major or a Sociology major does. Being exposed to these “other” areas is thus part of the intellectual growth of going to college.

In my opinion, today’s education is missing the most important core class.