Take your kid to school

Take your children to work during the summer, Minnesota school districts are urging parents. The last Thursday in April, promoted originally as “Take Your Daughter To Work Day” and then extended to boys, hits in the middle of testing season.

The whole idea seems so outdated.

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Comments

  1. Mr. Davis says:

    Take your parent (or legal guardian) to School day might prove more beneficial to the child’s future.

  2. Hear hear!

  3. Mr. Davis has a good idea.

    Also, I wonder if there have been any measures of productivity on “take your kid to work day.” Not to be the bitter childless wench, but I suspect the people without kids are pickin’ up an awful lot of slack on that day while the indulgent parent lets Bobby or Jenny play with their stapler and make little pigs out of erasers and pushpins.

  4. Stephen D says:

    Career days are fine if the student is old enough and if the student is allowed to shadow someone in a field in which they have an interest. But taking an elementary school student to a place where they will be bored seems like a waste of time to me.

  5. Boy, I always loved Take Your Kids to Work Day. A day off school? Priceless. And they had candy machines with good candy where my dad worked. Life gets no better than that.

    Take Your Parent to School Day would be utterly useless. Do you all actually learn anything from Back to School Night? It’d be the same thing. The teachers would prep good courses for that day, and you wouldn’t really know how most of the year went. Now, Electronically Bug Your Child Day, that one’s just waiting to take off.

  6. As a college student education major, I stand at the brink of being a student and becoming a teacher. In class, we have learned a lot of theories, and although it is cliche, the most important thing a parent can do is to love their child, get involved in their life. Especially in the elementary age, the children need their parental support. And not to base the families actions on feelings, but it really means a lot to the children to spend all day at work with their parents. It always made me feel so special.
    I agree with Stephen D, it is better for older age students. These students will get something out of the experience and may be useful to their parent. I also agree with Caddie, parent to school day would be very useless.

  7. Reginleif says:

    “Not to be the bitter childless wench, but I suspect the people without kids are pickin’ up an awful lot of slack on that day while the indulgent parent lets Bobby or Jenny play with their stapler and make little pigs out of erasers and pushpins.”

    Not to mention screech at the top of their voices and run amok through the office while lots of co-workers gush, “Oh, aren’t they cuuuuute!!!”, whilst I grind my teeth and try to get work done.

  8. Walter E. Wallis says:

    The first third of my working life I would have been arrested for endangerment if I took my kids to work.