Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Increased class time for five states
Emphasize quality of learning, not time in classrooms
In “5 states to increase class time in some schools” [News, Dec. 3], Josh Lederman writes about how states such as Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Tennessee are trying to get 300 more hours of class time for public schools. Though I believe that education is a very important thing for children, I think this is unnecessary. As a student, I think children are in the classroom more than enough.
Not only is this going to be a hard for the students because they have to spend extra time at school or attend extra days, it is also an unnecessary financial situation. It will take government money to pay for the extra school time and I think that it could be used for a better cause.
Overall, I believe we shouldn’t be worried about the amount of time the children spend in the classroom, but more on the quality of learning they are receiving.
—Laura Walker, Seattle