Policy Documents

Better Instruction, Not More Time

Terry Stoops –
August 1, 2007

Over the past year the idea of extending the school day and year has gained favor among those who are looking for the new ideas of improve North Carolina's struggling public schools. While the General Assembly has yet to translate the chatter onto legislation, lengthening the school day and year will likely follow in the footsteps of proposals - reducing class size and raising the compulsory attendance age - that also promote facile solutions to complex problems.