## Comment More days, less time per day (Score 1) 1073

I think the best solution for students and to resolve budget issues, is to extend the school year more days but reduce the time per day that students spend in school. This has multiple benefits:

1) Students won't get flooded with hours of info each day and be given more time to absorb what they learn on a daily basis.

2) Students will have more time for after school studying which is equally important

3) Students will have more time for extra-curricular activities outside of school. More time to get out there and do sports and stuff so they don't get fat

4) The number of hours per year for school teachers would remain fairly unchanged since we'd be stretching what we already have out more. Which means budget concerns would be mostly alleviated.

The only downside I see to such a change would be parents wouldn't be able to use school as a substitute for daycare as much anymore. And honestly, while I know for some families that *is* a legitimately hard thing to do with both spouses working or single parents, it is very much a trend we need to be getting away from. Instead, we need parents more active in their children's lives and development, and such a school system change would allow for that too.

1) Students won't get flooded with hours of info each day and be given more time to absorb what they learn on a daily basis.

2) Students will have more time for after school studying which is equally important

3) Students will have more time for extra-curricular activities outside of school. More time to get out there and do sports and stuff so they don't get fat

4) The number of hours per year for school teachers would remain fairly unchanged since we'd be stretching what we already have out more. Which means budget concerns would be mostly alleviated.

The only downside I see to such a change would be parents wouldn't be able to use school as a substitute for daycare as much anymore. And honestly, while I know for some families that *is* a legitimately hard thing to do with both spouses working or single parents, it is very much a trend we need to be getting away from. Instead, we need parents more active in their children's lives and development, and such a school system change would allow for that too.