20-30 hours of work devoted to one class each week? September 14, 2006Posted by sdpurtill in High School, Rants.
This must be a typo… Or some type of sick joke. I’m taking two AP classes this year, and in the course description for one of them I quote it –
“Students are expected to spend at least 20 to 30 hours a week or more for this course and it is because it is an Advanced Placement or college level course, and during the short summer the semester is cut in half. “
Ok, there is absolutely NO way that this can be right. You couldn’t make me devote more than 30 hours a week to all of school; much less one class… That’s 30 hours that you could be learning something relevant. Learning a new programming language, writing up marketing plans, developing a start up. Come on, this is just pushing it. 30 hours devoted to one class ? My parents work 40 hour weeks, and you expect me to take 6 hard classes. That would be 180 hours a week devoted to school. Never. Ever. Ever. Maybe 18 hours… Now that’s reasonable.
I think what my entire reason for posting all these blogs about high schools comes down to this: I want applicable real world lessons from my classes and teachers.
I’m going to be presenting some stuff to Will C. Wood’s Student Government class in a few weeks about technology, apparently they are looking to bring their school up to date! I can’t wait.