I say yes. There are a lot of kids struggling in classes. Having longer class time means that a lot more stuff will get finished that might have not because there was too little time. The longer class times doesn't mean that it has to just be the teacher up inn front. This could be a time where the teacher walks around asking students if they need help. It could be a homework period. Maybe they have sports. They could get all their homework done if there is longer school days. And teachers worry so much about students not doing homework. This could be the time that the kids who don't do homework do it and not waste time playing video games.
If school days are longer, kids have the chance to understand their curriculum better. They get the chance to interact more with their teachers and they get to be homework free with more time during class, that is if they aren't fooling around. Kids will enjoy the fact that they get out earlier and become happier.
Yes, we need education to have a better life for jobs and money. If not, we wont really have much in life. Kids should be educated and it will be easy for their whole lives. And the smarter the better in life. We should have longer school days. SAY YES!.
It will overall help the economy -- and for kids who have a bad home life, they can get the support they need at school only if the school day gets extended. It will help the economy overall because the more education the children of today have, the better our tomorrow will be.
So kids just don't get why we may have longer school days. I have found that over half of the kids at my school are not doing there best or done get some things. Well that can all chang with longer school day. We can have better OAA scorers and smarter kids with more time in the class room.
School days, for most students, could be at least an hour longer. Today, a great number of schools clock the bare minimum of required hours of instruction or student attendance. An extra hour would give instructors an extra ten minutes per class to answer questions or just "be there" while assignments are started in case students are having difficulty.
School in the 50s and 60s ran from 8:30 to 3:30. Schools now run from 9:00 to 2:00, leaving students one and a half hours of additional time that has no parental supervision.
A longer school day will enable kids to be able to do extra curricular activities that they don't normally do, for example, theater. This is able to help students in later life because it gives them a chance to practice their public speaking now, which is needed in daily and later life.
I vote that school should be extended. School should be extended because, students need to be social to make friends and if you have friends, they will be able to help you if you need help. Also, your friends will always be there for you. This is why I vote that school hours should be extended.
School is too short to prepare kids for the real world. If school were longer we could have an easier life with all the invention they make. This will lead to more jobs for people. The earth would be a lot more smart if school days were longer. This would help everyone
Students and teachers are getting more and more tired each day. Students are busy doing their homework's, projects and much more while teachers are busy marking papers and homework's. Each day we only consisted 24 hour to do or to spend our time. Most of us spend more time to school. 8 hours are used in school. 8 hours are use in sleep. That's means we only 8 hours to do and to spend with our parents, friends and mainly homework's. If school still extend our time at school, we won't be able to finish our homework or to study and to enjoy our happy moment with our lovely family. Students and teachers are humans, we do have family and friends. We do need rest and relax. If school are really that important to extend our time at school, by the end most of us will be frustrated and stressful.
There are just 24 hours a day. School in itself takes up around 8 of those hours with travel to and from school and homework. Kids need about 10 hours of sleep. That leaves just 6 hours a day for family life, eating, sleeping, health care, physical activity, developing social skills, learning life skills participating in extra curricular activities and sport, religious instruction, reading and so on. Many of these things are just as important as school.
THINK AGAIN! Imagine how much stress it would be on all the students. But also the poor teachers! What about them and how are we supposed to pay for there after hours. Theyvalready stay at school planning so the will have no time left at all! Life is short. We dont need to spend the whole time at school. Lets see our families!?!
School days do not need to be any longer than they already are. Teachers need to crack down and spend more time teaching. So much time is wasted in school, adding more time is not the answer to get a better education. It's about quality, not quantity. More time will only make it harder to pay attention.
You need to keep in mind when considering this question how short attention spans are these days and how that is essentially encouraged by social networking and other easily accessible entertainment. Kids are bored walking into the school, keeping them in it longer isn't going to be productive. They're already counting the minutes, adding more won't result in any information sinking in.
Schools should provide better after school help and activities rather than increase the amount of hours students go to. Students have enough academics that they worry about so the school boards should concentrate on making the best of the hours that they already have. But in retrospect, schools should be more enforcing on the amount of days that students miss without a doctors note.
It's Pointless. School days do not need to be any longer than they already are. Teachers need to crack down and spend more time teaching. So much time is wasted in school, adding more time is not the answer to get a better education. It's about quality, not quantity. More time will only make it harder to pay attention.
It's not fun for students to sit in school all day and go home to numerous hours of homework. It's not appealing and it makes students want to drop out. On top of that, most have after school activities and how are you going to expect a kid to do everything in one day. A student can only hold a certain amount of stress before they lose it all.
All parents want their kids to be happy, but most kids dislike school a lot. If we increase school days or the year, kids will be unhappy and probably won't care about the curriculum as much as others who have shorter school days. They will be more focused on whats happening after school than whats in school.
Kids aren't going to have enough time to do their homework. Plus kids are going to get stressed. Children need time to communicate and socialize with other kids. They won't be able to do that if they are spending all their time in school. I think that school is already too long. OUR YOUTH NEED A BREAK!!!
Think this way, the middle schools in my town starts at 7:25, which already too early, but it ends at 1:55. Add homework in on this time schedule and it's about 4:00. Add bus stop waiting time and you got 8 hours and 55 minutes wasted for school. Because most middle school kids go to bed at 10 pm, there is only 6 hours left for extra curriculum activities. If schools are going to add more time, at least eliminate homework from children's backpacks.