Extra Credit: With All This Weight, What Student Needs an Anchor?

(By Julie Zhu)
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dear Extra Credit:

This is in response to the reader who questioned why more schools with block schedules don't have "anchor days" on Mondays, where students have every class. The short answer: My high-schooler can barely manage her backpack with the current block scheduling of about half of her classes each day. With seven classes in one day, she'd need a wheelbarrow!

This problem could be solved if each classroom had a set of textbooks, but I wouldn't hold my breath for that.

Andrea Rosenthal

Oak Hill

Other wise people have proposed that solution to the backpack crisis. Why hasn't it been done? Too expensive? Too weird? Any ideas?

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