"So much of what children need to learn involves not only the culture of a family, but the enrichment of sports participation and music lessons. We don’t let our kids do much during the week because of the need for ample homework time. And I can’t help but wonder how much they miss out on because of it.
If the school day were lengthened and kids got the kind of individual instruction that extra time could provide, it would eliminate the need for frustrating evenings spent at the kitchen table Googling third grade math concepts and listening to a whiny, tired kid who’s had enough. There has to be a better way, and maybe this school district has found it."
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