As the father of two A students with 98th percentile ISAT scores, I am opposed to the longer school day. The longer school day and year round schooling teaches kids to be workaholics. Parents in favor of a longer school day seem to be looking for free daycare or to keep their delinquent children from causing trouble on the streets to replace good parenting. I want my kids at home for those 90 minutes with me where they can learn to be smarter, healthier, and well-rounded.
Idea No. 72