I would enjoy reading your thoughts on this proposal from our President.
Currently, our students leave the house at 7:30 a.m. and return at 3:30 p.m. with backpacks filled with homework assignments that (on average) take anywhere from 1-2 hours to complete each evening. Adding this time up, and allowing a full hour for bus ride to and from school room, it seems our students are getting 8-9 hours of "schooling" per day. (40-45 hours per week)
With that being said...is the answer really spending more time in the classroom? Will that really improve our rankings in education as compared with the rest of the world? Will that prevent 20-25% drop out rates? Increase the enrollments in our colleges and continued learning facilities?
Is it really that our children don't spend enough time learning? or is it the curriculum? or is it lack of focus of our teachers to teach the "3 R's"?
And finally, is it really up to the federal government or the individual states to improve our youth's learning?
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