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  •  Agreed, school hours should be extended... (0+ / 0-)

    both hours in a day and a shorter summer break. Also agreed, that doesn't necessarily mean longer hours per teacher. Instead, more teachers and teacher-assistants could be hired.

    Last September, the New York Times published OECD studies comparing various statistics on education, including this:

    American teachers spend on average 1,080 hours teaching each year. Across the O.E.C.D., the average is 794 hours on primary education, 709 hours on lower secondary education, and 653 hours on upper secondary education general programs.

    Note, those are classroom hours in the stats above. Most teachers spend considerable hours outside the classroom on preparation and follow-up.

    Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person. -Jan Edwards

    by SoCalSal on Mon Mar 15, 2010 at 06:49:19 PM PDT

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