What caught me off guard was the news the local public schools open next week. In Missouri, technically it is against the law for schools to open before Labor Day, unless they....
There are a lot of unlesses.
So here is where I need your help. I'm old, schools used to open a day or two after labor Day in my era. So why do they open so early now?
Is it a function of No child Left Behind? A bone tossed for working parents? Do we have dumber kids now, who need more time in class? How did they get the Teachers Union buy in. Truly, I don't know and welcome your answers.