Obama’s Secretary of Education wants a lot more school. The Denver Channel reports:
American school children need to be in school more — way more — if the nation is to compete with students abroad, the nation’s top educator said Tuesday.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said American schools should be open six days a week, at least 11 months a year, to improve student performance.
“Go ahead and boo me,” Duncan told about 400 middle and high school students at a public school in northeast Denver. “I fundamentally think that our school day is too short, our school week is too short and our school year is too short.”
Yes, we need longer school days, six-day school weeks and eleven-month school years, preferably twelve-month school years because our education system is unable to educate our children in the time allotted. Or is that the fix? Research would suggest that the problem is in the education system itself and not the length of time in school. According to a 2007 HSLDA report, every year comparative studies were done regarding ACT scores between homeschooled children and public educated children, the homeschooled children beat the public educated children.