Would this be a good thing for our kids?
Jennifer Davis thinks your kids should be in school longer. Way longer.
She is president and CEO of the National Center on Time and Learning, an organization that describes itself as "dedicated to expanding learning time to improve student achievement and enable a well-rounded education for all children."
Ms. Davis tells the Wall Street Journal that under her organization's scenario, children would be happier because they would have more time to learn, teachers would be able to devote more time for enrichment programs that go beyond standardized tests, and parents -- especially those from lower-income families -- would be reassured their children are safe in a learning environment.
(Plus, just think about how much money you'd spend on after-care.)