Later school open­ing won’t hurt stu­dents

Baltimore Sun - - FROM PAGE ONE - Joseph Schaum, Bal­ti­more

Let­ter writer Saleema Snow ig­nores the fact that Mary­land law man­dates180 days of school for all stu­dents (“Ho­gan’s or­der ig­nores low-in­come kids,” Sept. 9).

Gov. Larry Ho­gan’s ex­ec­u­tive or­der does not in­crease the num­ber of days off for these stu­dents. It merely trans­fers them from the ex­ces­sive num­ber of days off dur­ing the school year to the last days of Au­gust and some­times the first days of Septem­ber.

There should be no ad­di­tional child care ex­penses. Most adults, prob­a­bly in­clud­ing Ms. Snow, never started the school year be­fore La­bor Day. Did not she, like most of us, turn out just fine with that sched­ule?

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