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Don’t take your child to work: schools

Administrators say annual events disrupts student learning

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Is taking your child to work a valuable learning experience or a waste of time? In the U.S., school administrators are speaking out against the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, which they say disrupts student achievement. With results increasingly linked to state and federal funding, they say the event, which is held on the third Friday in April, should be moved to a day in the summer so as not to interfere with standardized testing and exams. But the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation is holding its ground, arguing that the event must be held during the school year so students can share their experiences with their classmates.

Associated Press

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