Schools urge parents not to take kids to work

CHICAGO (AP) - Don't take your kids to work.

That's the message from many school administrators across the country when it comes to "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day." They're urging parents to keep their children in school during Thursday's annual event.

They say the event disrupts learning at an increasingly critical time of year. They point to high-stakes standardized testing in some areas and the H1N1 virus that kept thousands of children home earlier this year.

School officials say it would make more sense to hold the event during the summer.

But a spokesman for the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation says having the event during the school year means children can go back and share what they've learned with their classmates.

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