Should the school day or school year be extended?

Posted Oct. 04, 2010, at 2:05 p.m.

President Barack Obama has suggested that U.S. K-12 schools should extend the school day or school year in order to achieve educational goals. Do you agree?

If so, which would you prefer to see – a longer school day, or a longer school year, or both? What

would be the benefits? Would children have less homework if they stayed in school from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.? Would this be a way to have children retain more learning? Or will it further alienate children from their parents and home life?