The average student spends about 1,400 hours in school every year. That's a lot of time devoted to mastering reading, writing and arithmetic. But any student (former or current) knows that school is about much more than academics. During the school day, kids interact with teachers and peers, eat together, engage in extracurricular activities, explore their talents and navigate lots of new life experiences.
Today's kids are busy.
We wanted to hear what Chicago-area kids really think about school (the good and the not-so-good). So we assembled a panel of 14 kids between the ages of 7 and 13 to talk about what goes on at their schools. This is what they had to say.
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What is your least favorite part of school?
I dislike science because we always learn by watching long videos. Alexys
Honestly there is nothing that I truly dislike about school. I love the whole atmosphere. My teachers are great. I have time to socialize with my friends and I have fun. I do well in my classes, while still being challenged. Abigale
My least favorite part of school is indoor recess because sometimes the movies are weird. Gabriella
I don't like Making Meaning, Being a Writer, or the Vocabulary Program. Half of the time, they treat us like we are babies. Richa