Split sessions effective

To the Editor:

The letter from Bob Semp about schools using split sessions to deal with the temporary difficulties in enrollment struck a memory for me from the 1950s.

Following a stint in the military (Air Force), I went to summer school to prepare to teach elementary school. I was hired by the Akron elementary school. For two years, I taught fifth grade from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A second group of students were assigned to the afternoon hours.

My guess is that such an arrangement might be considered at least as effective as many other arrangements now being used. I agree with Mr. Semp.

Jack Rosenbach


Professor Emeritus 

Department of Educational Psychology

State University of New York at Albany


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