Some Parents Give Short School Day A Bad Grade

Some North Carolina parents aren't happy with plans to let students go home early on Wednesdays to give teachers more time to plan.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the new schedule takes effect Wednesday for the 52 schools that operate on a year-round basis in Wake County. Most Wake schools open Aug. 25.

The plan calls for students to go home an hour early on most Wednesdays and more than 2 hours early occasionally.

School officials say the extra planning for teachers will improve academic results.

But some parents are upset about the early dismissals. Parents of younger children are concerned about child care.

Amanda McCabe's children attend one of the year-round schools. She says there should be a way to make the improvements without inconveniencing everyone.

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