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US schools chief says kids need more class time

April 13, 2009

American schoolchildren need to be in class more — six days a week, at least 11 months a year — if they are to compete with students abroad, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday.

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  1. mamorrow permalink
    April 13, 2009 7:44 pm

    That brings up the question, how to we compare when it comes to amount of time in school? Are our kids getting the same amount of class time as other industrialized nations? If the amount of time is equal then its more about quality and not quantity.

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