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Briefing Memo Opinion Statement Providing Information to Government
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Briefing Memo No more than three pages. Briefing memorandums are terse and targeted summaries of essentials. Purpose is to update an official on a current topic.
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Briefing Memo Content Identify the issue, Assessments of events or conditions Arguments and critical analysis of arguments; review of policy options and technical analysis of the options; Based on facts
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Four Day School Week Issue/Assessment of Events/ With strapped state budgets and alluring promises of significant reductions in overhead and transportation costs, the four-day school week has been an increasingly attractive option for legislators seeking to cut education costs. According to the National School Boards Association (NSBA), a handful of states, with mostly rural school districts, are experimenting with altering their school calendar. For small, remote school districts, instituting a four-day school week may provide considerable savings by reducing transportation, heating, and other overhead costs.
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Supporters Supporters of the shortened week also boast of improved morale and increased attendance (by both students and teachers), open Fridays for sporting events and doctor appointments, and more time to spend with loved ones.
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Opponents Opponents of the four-day school week cite problems with long, exhausting class days and finding day care for children whose parents work outside the home. Additionally, educational experts worry that increased time outside of the classroom could lead to a digression in learned concepts while also
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