2013 class time to increase by hundreds of hours...what do you think?
Five states were to announce Monday that they will add at least 300 hours of learning time to the calendar in some schools starting in 2013. Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee will take part in the initiative, which is intended to boost student achievement and make U.S. schools more competitive on a global level.
Did you know our Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, suggested schools should be open six or seven days per week and should run 11 or 12 months out of the year?
What do you think about the extended school hours? What would you think about public schools going to a longer week, or longer year?