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December 5th, 2012
04:50 PM ET

More Time at School

Next year, about 20,000 U.S. students will be spending more time at school.  A new program, taking place in five states, will keep schools open a little more than an hour and a half longer (on average) throughout the day.

It doesn't necessarily mean that students will be spending more time in social studies or science classes, though that is possible.  The program aims to offer additional educational opportunities, like internships or apprenticeships, and ensure some programs like drama and sports stay in place.

Many students may not like the idea; a middle schooler interviewed by a CNN affiliate said that students "just want to get out of school and have a little break" from learning.

But let's say your school was planning to stay open an extra hour and a half.  How would you want to spend it?

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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  1. Michelle

    I'm only twelve, and I can safely say that school is boring. But that doesn't mean extra school time isn't a bad thing! It's a great idea, really, but perhaps thirty minutes of the extra hour and a half should be given to something more enjoyable and fun, like an extra curriculum activity that kids can choose themselves, such as drama or art, or something active outside like football or hockey. The other hour can be given to the "core four" classes, which are English, Science, Social Studies, and Math.

    Case in point: Great idea, so long as it's used productively.

    December 5, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
    • patrick

      I think that it is kind of fun but geting ready helps all of us plus it encourage all of use it is like every action has a reaction

      December 10, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
    • Abby

      I agree with you. As long as it is used a productive time then the extra school hours would work! I am also twelve and I know that I wouldn't want longer core classes. The staff need to make a new class like drama or pottery. That is a way to spend the extra time.

      December 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
  2. Daniel

    Personally I would both favor and hate it because of more education but I would have to stay at school longer

    December 5, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
  3. Kinsley

    I'd want to spend the extra time in the gym exercising. Kids really need more exercise time these days!!!

    December 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
  4. Bri

    I think it is a good idea for students who want the extra school time. I don't think these students should be forced to have extra school time if they won't enjoy it.

    December 5, 2012 at 6:01 pm |
  5. Anikka

    Most kids get tired of school throughout the day and are ready to go home and relax. If you aren't involved in a sport or extracurricular activity, what would you do for the extra hour and a half? I think the system we have now is fine and gives kids more options.

    December 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
  6. runa

    i think that it would not be good to have school go for an extra hour and a half. I mean I come from Canada so it does not effect me but if it were happening to us I wold no be pleased. they should make it optional like a period of extra help instead. kids need free time. this would also bump into after school activities

    December 5, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
  7. Elana

    I think it is unfair to the students we are there all day and already have homework. Would you want to work an extra hour for nothing? I dont think so. But if i had to i would spend it in extra curriculum classes.

    December 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
  8. Henry

    I would probably want to spend the time in an advanced band class or a homework period

    December 5, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
  9. junior

    we shouldn't have to because 7 hours is enough!!! That's a OUT RAGE

    December 5, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
  10. Suny

    It's a good thing so students would be involved and have positive influences on their education.

    December 5, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
  11. Olivia

    I think this would be a great opportunity for the students in this program because it will get them more involved in their world and offer more experiences and opportunities. However, I think that middle school students (like myself) should get to choose whether or not they would like to be in school for extra time. If school did last an extra hour and a half, I think that time should be used for teachers to help students with their homework and to offer a fun experience to the day that relates to the curriculum that the students are going over in class.

    December 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
  12. Lydia

    If my school was open an extra hour and a half, I would want to spend it doing something fun where we still get to learn something new. I also think that teachers should take that chance to help kids further understand and go beyond what they have studied in class that day.

    December 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
  13. Tanea

    After school is for homework not for extra hours at school. I thimk at that time we have to do sports like after school sports. Not extra hours of school the day is long enough as it is.

    December 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm |
  14. Tanea

    After school is for homework not for extra hours at school. I think at that time we have to do sports like after school sports. Not extra hours of school the day is long enough as it is.

    December 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm |
  15. Austin

    Whats worng with more time? The extra hour could help with grades and homework and help kids with failing grades. America is 4th best educated in the world...Why not go for #1?

    December 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
  16. Austin

    Thanks Cnn for listening... these blogs really help with everyones showing your opinion....im your #1 fan Carl :D

    December 5, 2012 at 7:48 pm |
  17. Steve

    I love school, i really do. Not only because i like to see my friends, i like to learn. But to add in a few more hours is too long for me. I think 5-7 hours of school is enough.

    December 5, 2012 at 8:03 pm |
  18. Isabel

    Yes spending more time in school will help us learn more and interact with other better

    December 5, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
  19. Justin

    Although most middle through elementary school students would strongly disagree with this situation, I think that more high school and possibly middle school students would agree with this. A reasonable amount of kids in schools across the United States need the extra time such as myself, and plenty others; For making up work, studying, and for overdue or current homework.

    December 5, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
  20. Cade

    I would want to spend the extra time doing homework

    December 5, 2012 at 8:14 pm |
  21. Abdul

    The kids should be able to get a break from all the school work because the work is to much

    December 5, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
  22. Rebekah

    I wouldn't like to stay at school longer, i think we already spend enough time at school already.

    December 5, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
  23. Austin

    That 90 Minuetes could be put to more gym time to curb the growing problem of obesity.

    December 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  24. Alex

    I think that putting in programs that offer internships or apprenticeships in schools is a great idea. Many companies today are beginning to hire only employees who have previous experience. Everyone has to start somewhere – these programs will give students that edge in the real world. However, I think these programs should be offered after school, rather than as an extension to the regular curriculum. Not only would students be tired after having a full school day which may lead to demotivation, but not everyone is in the position of needing an internship. Some students will work in their family business, may already have connections with an employer, or are already in an internship program outside of school.

    If my school did plan to have a longer school day, I'd want to use that time to be in a class that would teach general topics that would apply to all of us in the real world, such as how to manage finances when you purchase a home or get married, how taxes work, or the steps to take to start your career path in the real world. After this class I'd prefer to have a study hall.

    December 5, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
  25. Durinay

    I guess that I could spend time at school learning and getting job experience, but that would become troublesome and complicated. Learning about a job is not very specific and is not as relevant to what you are supposed to learn, and having a separate class isn't going to cover every job that every kid wants. It might be best to do something like a job experience class in college for learning how to do a job rather than trying to cover it for everyone in middle school, so that you are grouped by your job.

    December 5, 2012 at 8:31 pm |
  26. Drewbis :D

    Kids should not have to stay after school for 90 minutes. As it is, kids spend most of their young life at school and most don't really love it. Just to stay at the place they don't love for another hour and a half, doesn’t please most kids. If I had to stay after school, I would be working on music or my college application, but not all kids would be doing work or something productive. The kids who are on the verge of dropping out, will probably sit after school doing nothing and deciding whether to drop our or not. Also for teachers, they usually have meetings after school and their meetings will be moved even later if kids stay for another 90 minutes. Teachers are people too and have a life outside of school, they should be able to have their meetings right after school and then get home because most of them have kids and/ or a husband or wife to take care of. I think a lot of people will support me on this and the Board Of Directors at schools should take these reasons into account.

    December 5, 2012 at 8:34 pm |
  27. Tariq

    I believe that spending extra time on music and arts, the liberal subjects, would be greatly beneficial. IAEEA tests show that the schools with the highest academic achievement spend 20 to 30% on the arts. While our country has a great portfolio of talented artists, we still cannot profess prodigies that existed in Europe. With more attention on music, we could have a multitude of Mozarts, Bachs, Beethovens, and more of the most gifted musicians of all time. We can make America a better country, take a huge step towards perfection, by having more music in our lives.

    December 5, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
  28. Lauren

    In the event that school hours will be extended, it should at least give students something good out of it. Since most students usually turn in their work late, or do it the day it's due, I think it's fair that schools create study hall as an elective. It gives kids the chance to do their work if they didn't finish, and they won't be exacerbated and full of anxiety that they couldn't finish their work. Along with the study hall, there could also be a free period, at least half an hour long, so students can get away from class a bit and relax, maybe even just to read a book under a tree! But among all these fascinating ideas, there should be something good out of it for the teachers too. Maybe, while the kids have a half-hour to kill, teachers could also "chillax" with the students as well, so they could get away from the tension of teaching daft students.

    December 5, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
  29. Madison

    I would spend it getting extra help on assignments and/or tutoring. It is a great way to help your community also because you can be a teacher aide and have it not contradict with your classes. You could also be an ESE aide.If I had more time at school, they could give us more time to work on homework or to do the arts.

    December 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm |
  30. Doriano

    I belive a longer school day will not be a popular choice to most children but in the end it just might help a kid in school.

    December 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm |
  31. devon

    i think that the extra time at school is good because students can learn more and get extra help if they need it

    December 5, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
  32. Nick

    I think that school hours are already pushing limits as far as the attention span of most students go. I fear that adding even additional time will only make students' academics worse. Since this idea is designed for lower achieving students, it makes it even less reasonable; they will only feel more pushed to drop out of school alltogether

    December 5, 2012 at 8:57 pm |
  33. Savannah

    I don't think we should have more time at school because how things are going is just perfect and my school that i go to is Dan savage so i would rather spend my time after school hanging out with my friends at the park, spending time with my family, or even doing my homework and your awsome Carl please show mine on the nexT CNN student news

    December 5, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
  34. jonni

    I think that more time in school is good for students because it gives them a better chance of suceeding in school . Also that parents dont have to worry about their child because they know he/she is safe in school with a nice enviornment.

    December 5, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
  35. Matthew

    There are a lot of different ways that I would spend that extra time, but one thing that I might like to do most in that time is probably more physical education. This would give students more time to get fit and possibly help students focus more on their studies. When I do Cross Country and then start working on my homework, I find it extremely easy to focus because my brain has received lots of oxygen to function to its fullest.

    December 5, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
  36. chris

    I think we should hahve more time at school because we will have more time to do our extracurricular and p.e

    December 5, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
  37. Adam

    If schools were to have an extra one and a half hours, the best way to spend that time would be by having more recreational or less demanding classes such as study hall. Many after-school activities like clubs should no longer be "after-school" and should instead be incorporated within this extra time. To add on time in academic classes rather than forming new classes would be the worst possible way to utilize the hour and a half. In today's school society, many students are already overwhelmed with the work they have to be concerned with in academics. In recapitulation, to use this supplementary time, schools should create more fun, lenient classes to allay students' pressure of work.

    December 5, 2012 at 9:21 pm |
  38. Jonathan

    I don't like the idea of schools of having additional hours because students deserve breaks from learning. Mostly, I have a headache after school from thinking hard. Other students might feel the same way.

    December 5, 2012 at 9:56 pm |
  39. Noah

    I think the extra 90 minutes should be an option. More like an extra curricular activity. It should also look great on a college resume. I think people would be interested as long as other activities don't conflict.

    December 5, 2012 at 10:22 pm |
  40. Poli

    I love school, but if all my classes were lengthened, I would scream! I also want a break from school, and go home, or do my after-school activities. BUT! If the school lengthened the more elective kind of classes, or more "fun" classes, of course, most might be glad to stay longer. It can also affect parents too. If the parents work later, this can be very convenient for them. The teachers, also, have to have a say in this. They might like it (if they'll get paid more) or not like it because some might be very tired of kids already at the end of the day, and this might get them really agitated! And we don't want THAT!

    December 5, 2012 at 11:03 pm |
  41. Jared

    I think that if my school had an extra 90 minutes for Theatre, or Music, or an Internship would be very beneficial!

    December 5, 2012 at 11:04 pm |
  42. Parth

    If my school were to stay open for a half hour longer, I would probably want the time to be spent with students in a study hall or a class that helps struggling students catch up on their schoolwork. There are too many kids that are left way behind even if they miss one day and that extra half hour could be put to good use by letting kids have extra supervised study time.

    December 5, 2012 at 11:25 pm |
  43. Parth

    If my school were to adopt such a schedule change, I would want the time to be spent preparing kids for the future by guiding them toward job, internship, or community service opportunities with the expectation that they will be studiously and responsibly

    December 5, 2012 at 11:29 pm |
  44. alina

    i would use my time to do drama and other activities but i would also take the time to do homework so i dont have to work on it at home.

    December 5, 2012 at 11:33 pm |
  45. Joshua

    I believe that if school could be open another hour and a half, an idea for a free hour would sound the best. Because it would give kids an opportunity to get homework done at school so they have more break at home, and if they would have questions on that work, the nessiary teacher would still be in the building so it would be easier to ask for help.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:16 am |
  46. Nicolas

    I think that staying after school will help people learn more, but on the other hand some people do like rest at home to take a break from school.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:35 am |
  47. Issac

    I would spend that time getting help with what I get stuck on so that I don't fall behind.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:30 am |
  48. Cindy

    The school should give choices to students on what subjects and levels they can and should have extensions in. In those classes they can have time to do homework or exra work that is connected to the subject of class that students are participating in. I, for instance, would attend a class on computers. By attending this class, I would learn to make good powerpoints in a little amount of time or work the computer better and activate different programs with ease.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:27 am |
  49. Jake

    If you want a good job and house you would want to go to school. For just the extra hours can have a better job and more money. So it would be a great idea!

    December 6, 2012 at 6:45 am |
  50. Logan

    I think if we have to have more time at school it should be for what the class is not the best in. But to make it fun the half hour should free time

    December 6, 2012 at 6:46 am |
  51. Ellannah

    Dear CNN I'm already in a support group but my grade are goin up to F's to C's and its worth the time if u work hard

    December 6, 2012 at 7:07 am |
  52. Adeena

    I think a litle extra time at school is okay because some people would need that extra time and help. If my school had extra time, i would spend it getting my homework done so I could be free the rest of the day.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:07 am |
  53. Daniel

    I would like to spend more time at school because it would help me get to a better college.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:39 am |
  54. Joshua

    I can't imagine having extra time at school. But if I do and I don't have extra lessons, I would usually try to finish my school homework so I don't have to do much at home. Otherwise, I would like to study some subjects that I like, such as Math and Science.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:40 am |
  55. Kayla

    I wouldn't mind having an hour and a half extra for school once or twice a week, but I wouldn't like to have the extra time everyday.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:46 am |
  56. Emile

    I don't think there should be more time at school. The Kids should be allowed to chose if they spend more time at school. Plus some kids have things to do after school like soccer practice or or after school program. I don't think it should be allowed the kids should be able to chose.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:59 am |
  57. grant

    if i was at school an exta hour iand a half that would begood and bad.it would be good becauseyou would get to learn more than asimple day at school.it would be bad because you get little time to do your homework.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:06 am |
  58. Kendall

    I think we should do mandatory extracurricular activities so that we could stay healthy and have healthy minds

    December 6, 2012 at 8:07 am |
  59. SHAWANA

    WE SHOULD HAVE THE SAME NUMBER OF HOURS AT SCHOOL. WE DIDNT EVEN USE HALF THE STUFF THAT THEY TEACH US AT SCHOOL.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:19 am |
  60. Shawn

    For the extra hour or 1/2 we should use it for extra specials class time

    December 6, 2012 at 8:20 am |
  61. Brianna

    I dont think they should let the school day be longer it need to let use out of school because if not use students will prop out we really get tired of school. I wanna have a break from this school.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:20 am |
  62. Hana

    If my school stayed open longer, i think i would wanna spend it playing or doing sports insetead of school work.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:20 am |
  63. Alicia

    I think we should we should spent it more on sports .

    December 6, 2012 at 8:22 am |
  64. william

    I would send the time in school for a extra half hour.I would spend it in specials

    December 6, 2012 at 8:22 am |
  65. benjamin

    I think that it is a great thing to do i want to be able to
    learn more and get more education and more after school activities like a game or play

    December 6, 2012 at 8:23 am |
  66. Seth

    if my school stayed open more than our normal time i just would listen i mean its not like you can do anything about it

    December 6, 2012 at 8:23 am |
  67. tyler

    i say we keep things runnin the way things are running because we need breaks !

    December 6, 2012 at 8:24 am |
  68. Juan

    If my school was open for one hour and a half i would study for test or for classes that im failing

    December 6, 2012 at 8:26 am |
  69. avion

    we would spend it on arts and electives cause kids are usually wating to get out of school not spend time in

    December 6, 2012 at 8:26 am |
  70. Diego

    i would do homework.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:27 am |
  71. Nigel

    If our day was longer id like to do more classes like art studies better gym classes and more activites like more concerts. Ithink its great to make like.. a new club for kids and teenagers. Im glad yhat people alwaysneed time doing homework.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:27 am |
  72. Paulo

    It is good in one way in which students will learn more and perform better in school, but it will not be good because we need time for oursevel, we alredy have a full day schedule to complete.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:28 am |
  73. Creed

    I think we should take the time to study for your worst grades with teachers

    December 6, 2012 at 8:33 am |
  74. Nathan

    I say yes to the hour and a half after school. During the after school hour and a half we should do school work.All of our homework.Are homework should be done at schol. So whenever you get home you can play. Or do somemore work when you get home. That is what I think.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:34 am |
  75. Nathan

    well if our school stayed open for a hour and a half I would catch up on my reading logs. Also I would play sports like football and basketball with friends

    December 6, 2012 at 8:34 am |
  76. Jacob

    I would practice and work hard in my worst subjects and help other people in my good subjects. Also, doing homework.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:35 am |
    • Jacob

      Well you would, but what about the other kids might not

      December 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  77. Joshua

    I think it would be nice for people that need credit recovery or need to be in math support, but I think it should be optional so students that are on the line to dropout won't do it.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:40 am |
  78. aaron

    we need more recess and lunch

    December 6, 2012 at 8:47 am |
  79. Josh

    The seminal idea of having schools stay open for an extra hour and a half would be very beneficial. This time could be spent in a vast number of ways. Since there is already such a heavy workload, this time could be spent in a way the student needed. Among the possibilities during this extra time, the student could choose study hour, tutoring, sports or possibly an extra class for school credit. In addition, this time could be spent with the student helping other students or volunteering. The opportunities are endless, but the key to the success would be to allow the students to have a voice in the choice.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:48 am |
  80. Alec

    I believe that staying after school might be a good idea, if it was done correctly. I believe that it should be spent as a "free choice" program time with options such as cooking, music, art, etc. This is kind of like my school's "intramurals" program where you sign up a little bit ahead of time and then have fun with a certain program.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:50 am |
  81. Tyaira

    I think that we should not have More time in school because that takes away time from our social life , and family time which is needed. We do need a break from school we have school for several months at a time . All of us teens do need a break it would be a good suggestion and should be thought about peoples outside life not just in school.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:52 am |
  82. Marguerite

    Academics are important, but most students enjoy subjects like art and music more. I would rather have more art-related classes than reading and math for an extra hour and a half.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:58 am |
  83. craig

    In my opinion i believe that schools shouldnt have an extra 90 min because to me its just a waste of time.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:13 am |
  84. isaiah

    if they were to add more time at school they should make a new period called study hall where they have 90 mins to catch up on school work they are missing or just to hang out and talk with friends

    if they were to add 90 mins to other class more people would skip class becuase they do not want to attend school

    December 6, 2012 at 9:14 am |
  85. Melanie

    Yes , i do think we should have an hour and a-half of more school but for internships .

    December 6, 2012 at 9:14 am |
  86. Tylor

    i think that giving more time in school is stupid because the time we have now is to long why they want to tourchur us by giving us more time thats stupid so i say NOO!!!!

    December 6, 2012 at 9:15 am |
  87. Edan

    students shouldn't be more time at school because thats enoug time for learning why should students be more time if they want to get out

    December 6, 2012 at 9:15 am |
  88. Sydney

    I would want to spend it doing internship programs. That way, it would help me find what I'm really interested in, and then I won't have to go to college being indecisive. I also think it would help me gain more job experience, thus, having a higher paying job.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:15 am |
  89. patty

    i don't think we should get more time in school and they should just take one day off or so because it would be a waste of time beause most teachers already don't do much in their class so whats the point

    December 6, 2012 at 9:15 am |
  90. Beth

    I don't think it is a good idea. I feel the program should be a class focusing on your career. Kids are finding it hard to concentrate as it is in class, I think there would be more sleeping in class, and more kids slacking.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:15 am |
  91. Franchesca

    If I was required to spend an extra 90 minutes at school, I would hope to spend this time in extra curricular activities. I enjoy drama and sports. Perhaps, we could even use this time to study.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:15 am |
  92. ERIC

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NEVERRRRR

    December 6, 2012 at 9:16 am |
  93. Jamel

    I think that more time at school would be unnecessary due to the fact that we already (well at least in my school) we have almost an hour in each period (56 min to be exact) but if its used for interns then maybe it could be helpful.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:16 am |
  94. Anonymous

    umm i like this programs
    ghosoun

    December 6, 2012 at 9:17 am |
  95. Kimzie

    I think it's awesome that schools are offering for kids to have a chance like that at school. Having internships can really help people get jobs after college. Also, I'd be so excited if my school offered options like drama. Kids should be more grateful about the awesome opportunities that we have in the United States!

    December 6, 2012 at 9:17 am |
  96. Jasmine

    I think that if the extra time, it could go to interships and apprenticeships opportunies that more students would be okay with the added hour and a half. If they add more time to the classes more students are likely to drop out of school.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:18 am |
  97. joseph

    some students will like to be in school for a longer time for the reason that they have nothing to do after school but for students that are doing sports and other things out side of school who have no time to do any thing they will have to drop some thing to do the extra time and students need the time to be interesting and fun or stubents will get bord and do there best to avoid the extra time

    December 6, 2012 at 9:19 am |
  98. Caleb

    If my school was planning on staying in session for an extra hour and a half, than I would use my time wisely. I would use my time getting either extra help from teachers, or doing an internship. I would also like to see if it would be possible to add an extra class in so that I would have a less stressful class load my junior year, and would be able to take more educational opportunities to widen my chances of careers. Other than that, I might spend extra time by helping other students with their homework, or doing a peer to peer study. It would be nice to be able to get a little bit more time with the teachers each day.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:22 am |
  99. tom

    badddddddddd ideeeeeaaaaaaaaaaa. we need less school.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:26 am |
  100. Kwaisi

    If we were to get more time added to a school day, we should have special classes that we enjoy such as P.E, Art, Music, or a cooking class. By the way.... Karl Azuz is ASWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 6, 2012 at 9:26 am |
  101. Ed

    Kids Wan't a break from school not more ours this could create a bigger problem of students dropping out of school.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:26 am |
  102. Bev

    I think that they should not add more time to the school hours. why would they add more hours to do fun stuff if you could just go home and do the same stuff. I think they should leave the amount of time that they have now.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:50 am |
  103. Makenna

    I wouldn't mind more school if it wasn't academic. We have one-hour classes. That is plenty.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:50 am |
  104. Krys

    That time would be a good use for studies and to help get up your grades if you are falling behind.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:51 am |
  105. Kylee

    If there was an extra hour and a half of school I think I would spend it doing many things. I would go to music for about 45 minutes. With the extra time I would split it up evenly and go to art and then go to home ec. These are some things that I would do if there was an extra hour and a half of school.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:51 am |
  106. Mady

    I think that students would be adverse to spending more time in school just to study, but if apprenticeships and internships were offered during this time, then this would be a great idea. An occupation should be something you will enjoy doing for perhaps the rest of your life. If you never experience what, say a nurse, REALLY does on a day to day basis, how will you ever be able to determine if that career path is right for you. I know multiple people who went to college for one degree and half-way through realized that it wasn't right for them.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  107. Kylee

    Although I do not agree with this, it would be nice to have extra time to do things that I like to do at school. First, I would spend 45 minutes in music. Then for the rest of the time I would go to art.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:57 am |
  108. Ibrahim

    I think that if we had more time at school kids might not show up because 7 to 8 hour of school is a lot. If they are going to make school longer then they should start school later so we don't have to wake up at 5 or 6 in the morning

    December 6, 2012 at 9:58 am |
  109. Samantha

    I admit that I do not want to spend to much more time at school, but if my school does decide to spend more time, I will not mind to much because it will give me more learning opportunities in my education.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  110. Alex

    That would be a good idea because my class is having trouble is some subjects so the extra time would be good not just for me but for everyone else.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  111. Mike

    I don't understand why they want to make the school day longer. I think the school days should stay the same length because if they are extended it gives the sports teams less time for practice and atheletes will be more tired before practice. Also it gives atheletes less time to do homework. If they are going to lengthen the school days then they should shorten the school year and count all the extra hours as school days.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  112. Destiny

    I think that the amount of school hours we have are enough because some people have stuff to do right after school.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  113. Landon

    I think that 90 more mins is not good because you already have 7 hours of school because if ypu were playing a sport and then if you got out at 330 regualur but 90 more mins and got out 90 mins later at 5 00 you could miss a sport practice.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  114. Alex

    That would be a good idea because my class is having trouble is some subjects so the extra time would be good not just for me but for everyone else to.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  115. Carter

    that is a terrible idea because high school students who have sports would be there until 7:00.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  116. Landon

    I think that 90 more mins is not good because you already have 7 hours of school because if ypu were playing a sport and then if you got out at 3 30 regualur but 90 more mins and got out 90 mins later at 5 00 you could miss a sport practice.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  117. Corbin

    I think that we should not have more time at school because I play baseball and I do not want to miss my games and then my dad will make me quit baseball.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  118. Paidyn

    I don't like this idea because I think it is better for kids to get out and have some fun.Not bad fun but where they get out and hang with tier friends.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  119. Ryland and Katelyn

    We think the amount of hours at school is enough. If kids need to learn more, have them stay back after school a little extra for tutoring. Kids should be able to see their parents, family, and friends after school.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  120. Liese

    Nice try, but this won't work. It will just stress students out, because they have less time to finish homework, and students will just drop out/ skip more. Not a good idea.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:03 am |
    • Samantha

      I agree!!

      December 6, 2012 at 10:05 am |
  121. Melissa

    I think that a great idea, for a lot of students, spending more time at school instead of going home and being on internet all day.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:06 am |
  122. Jeremias

    If my school had a extra hour and a half,. I would like to improve my education. I would like to get better in art and math class.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:07 am |
  123. Sarah

    More time at school, really? People have a family and after school activities and if it`s 90 minutes mare it will go to 4:00 or 5:00

    December 6, 2012 at 10:07 am |
  124. whitney

    I don't think that it would be fair if we had to stay longer at school because we wouldn't really have time to spend with our family so it wouldn't be fair.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:08 am |
  125. Cornelius

    If I had to stay at school for an hour in a half, I would like to watch movies and chat with my friends. I would like to work on more u.s. history with my teacher

    December 6, 2012 at 10:09 am |
  126. Dylan

    I'd use the extra time to focus on music, being an at risk student myself, I know how stressful it can be so I use music to get away from things and the extra time would be really helpful with that. But I agree that it shouldn't be like regular school. Make kids want to be there, that's the way to do it.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:10 am |
  127. Melissa

    Its a great idea for students to get more involved in school activities instead of being home, texting, or facebooking.... School activities of course are healthier.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:12 am |
  128. Nataiya

    If I had to stay in class for an hour and a half longer, I would like to do T'ai Chi, watch movies, have therapy on the mat table, go home and laugh.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  129. Stacie

    I think it is a great idea, but I don't think it should be mandatory.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  130. Kaitlan

    I would like to spend my time learning more math. I really like math. I am in a wheelchair and I would spend the rest of my time practicing my walking with a walker with the help of my physical therapist at school.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:15 am |
  131. Yulanda

    I think that they should add the extra hours because some students that want to do better in school will have the time to do it.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:16 am |
  132. Adriana

    I think that it would not be right. We kids want breaks from learning. If some students don't want to get jobs then that is their fault. But they could try harder and learn more. Maybe schools could have after school programs that are not mandatory. People could just got to classes to get extra help.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:16 am |
  133. Stephanie

    I think that staying after school to get more knowledge is a very good idea. It would give students a chance to get caught up and maybe if they are doing something the love. But I think it should be open to kids who want to, not on force.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:17 am |
  134. Stephanie

    I think that staying after school to get more knowledge is a very good idea. It would give students a chance to get caught up and maybe if they are doing something they love they won't have a problem with it. But I think it should be open to kids who want to, not on force

    December 6, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  135. ryan

    I think that kids should not have more time at school they learn enough as it is and kids just get bored. They should have less time at school

    December 6, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  136. Skyler

    This is only my opinion: I would love an hour and a half of exploratory classes such as art or band. It gives the students more time to rehearse and practice for performances such as concerts. I think that extra time would be very useful.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:22 am |
  137. Erickson's class

    We would stay after school for gym classes, shop classes, work skills related classes, dance classes.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:23 am |
  138. Latoria

    This is a great idea because schools also provide job skills for students.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:23 am |
  139. Madison

    I don't think more time is bad but I also do NOT want to have more school! :)

    December 6, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  140. Taylor

    Gaining employment skills would be a good thing but that could be done during the school day not after school.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  141. Mike

    If I had to stay in class for an hour and a half, I am in a wheelchair and I would like to stand in my walker.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  142. Ashalaya

    School already last long enough................

    December 6, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  143. Shelby

    I wouldn’t really like having more time at school because it would just be too long. It should just be like 8 periods for just 30 minutes because kids don’t want to stay at school all day because they get worn out.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  144. Maddie

    I think I would take this time to get in school. It would mean a better chance at getting a job. But I don't know what classes I would take. I can't decide if I'm going to be an author, an actress, a vet, or a singer someday. These are just some of the options I'm considering, but I like these ideas the best.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  145. Desiree

    If my school was planning to stay open an extra hour and a half I would probable spend it doing some extra class work so I can get caught up in any of my classes.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  146. Zach

    If my school was open an extra hour and a half I would spend it in Advanced Jazz Band because if you know were to go, what to play, and when to play it you will never go hungry playing an instrument.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:28 am |
  147. sabrina

    Yes I would like to have one more hour in school because we can get more done in school. Most people are rushing to get things done. It’s also better than staying at home and doing nothing. A lot of people who are having trouble can have some more time to get help. Most students now days want to get out of school as fast as they can to get home to go on the computer to do what nothing. I would rather get the help I need then be on a computer bored all night.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:28 am |
  148. MIcah

    Extending the school? Are you crazy? It should be shortened?

    December 6, 2012 at 10:28 am |
  149. Austin

    I agree with the extra 90 minutes of school suggestion. Kids could spend more time in Gym and lower the growing obesity rate in our nation. Also, some kids who have trouble with something they learned could use the extra time to understand the concept better to improve test and exam scores. As well as, teachers could cover more in a day so they are on track with their work and have more time to review what they learned to help the kids that struggle so much like in math.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:29 am |
  150. Adam

    I don't really think that is a good idea over all. Sure, students would be getting more education, but they would be missing already short family time after school. Also, the school would have to pay more for electricity and heating/cooling.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:29 am |
  151. Raven

    I would want to spend the extra time at school doing make up work or extra credit work, so it would be like a study hall.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:29 am |
  152. Summer

    I would love to have an extra hour and a half to use in gym and or band. They are two completely different activity but a still my favorite.
    It would make our band so much better than it already is!! We could even learn how to conduct or learn to play a completely different instrument! It would be a whole new fantastic experience.
    In gym we could learn new games, increase our fitness, and have school sports teams!! Overall it would encourage teens to lead a healthier life!!

    December 6, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  153. Walter

    In high school, all school should be on a work study program...not book work.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  154. Alexis

    I would want to spend an extra hour and a half at school because at home there isn’t anything to do. I would like to spend time doing the extra activities they have available at my school instead. Even though I don’t like the academics, I would rather be learning than sitting home doing absolutely nothing.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  155. Kayla

    I would use the extra 90 minutes to help myself learn another language or for gym. Most kids won’t accept their school day being extended an extra 90 minutes if it is used for math or sciences. But if the extra time is used for something they like then they would enjoy it.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  156. Jackson

    If my school got the extra time, I would want to spend it by programming robots in my STEM class.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  157. Jenna

    For me, I would spend my time in theatre class, music, or some sort of apprenticeship. I would never spend my time in extra math, but possibly history because I want to be a high school history teacher. I feel that I would defiantly get a head start in the academic field that way, because I could find out if I actually want to be a history teacher instead of another career because I wouldn’t have tested if I liked the job or not.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  158. Erin

    Personally I would want to spend it on an extra curricular class but it would be nice to have a break when you attend for almost nine hours, but I do believe it would help students that need it by making time for a study hall if that is not provided.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  159. Joshua

    Kids should spend more time at school because it would teach them about life and even the most simple things can make a big difference.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  160. Sean

    As an educator, I would like to see the students in our country score much better. I would like to see them in a more competitive state of mind. However, going to school longer everyday is not the answer. If anything, I would like to see more time for kids to "run" off some energy. That does not mean they HAVE to take P.E., but an opportunity to run around and expend some energy through out the day. I feel like we sit too long in classes and kids lose interest.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  161. Brandon

    ...no. I don't want another hour and a half of school. School is long enough to begin. IF anything, we need to cut it a little bit. We already have enough time in school

    December 6, 2012 at 10:36 am |
  162. Luisa

    I definately think that it is a good idea to add more hours of school, but we also need to be fair and not assign so mutch homework. We should also have more fun classes sutch as art and music because it is a good way to give our minds some rest after just working and studying.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  163. Abrey

    We shouldn't have more time at school, because if we did it in the winter season, we would be getting home after dark.
    Kids would be more tired because of the extra time at school. We would also have less time for homework.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:43 am |
  164. Allie

    I think it would be beneficial for some students. Because if the employment rate now, many teens can't get a job.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  165. Johnny

    I think its a good theory, but that it won't actually work. Since it is at school, many students will treat it just like how they treat school (not really care). I think it could also interfere with sports or other after school activities. But they should still offer it for the students who want it.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:51 am |
  166. Em

    I would to spend this extra time learning what I can't understand in school. I would try and get better grades using that time.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:10 am |
  167. Dylan

    I think that students need more school time but they don't want it I would spend my time on science

    December 6, 2012 at 11:13 am |
  168. Zalak

    I think students should spend more time after school doing extracurricular activities such as dance and drama.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  169. Jessi

    I think that this will make more kids despise school. It will most likely increase dropout rates. Unless the extra time, is like free time.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  170. Bailey

    I honestly would not go to an extra hour and a half of school. Our lives are hectic enough and with homework, extra-curricular activities, and spending time with your family we barely have time to live our lives. A longer day would just make life harder. We are kids we only have a little time to be kids and we shouldn't be spending it all in school.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:24 am |
  171. aaron

    we need less math and music,art.And more recess,pe

    December 6, 2012 at 11:24 am |
  172. Becca

    I would love more time to theatre arts, concert band, and jazz band! Yay for performing arts!

    December 6, 2012 at 11:25 am |
  173. Emad

    More time at school sounds like a mighty plan that will help students (Under Achievers) get another chance at achieving their goal.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  174. Marcelino

    I think taht more time at school is a better thing because more time will help them lern more, so in the future they can get into better schools and better jobs.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:30 am |
  175. Jimi

    I think that school should not have an extra half hour unless it is voluntary. Many student may be struggling as is and they cant handle more time at school. It should just be accesable to the students that want to have extra curricular activities

    December 6, 2012 at 11:33 am |
  176. Mrs Nothstine's class

    We feel that the extra time would be best spent on extra curricular activities such as sports, music, arts, and school clubs. We also like the idea of allowing the students to job shadow to prepare them for their future jobs.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:33 am |
  177. Roony

    I think that the increase in school time would make kids hate school even more than they already do. For me and many of the poeple I know, I think that if schools did make school longer, they should the extra hour and a half for nap time.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:33 am |
  178. Rachel

    The idea of an hour and a half more of school I think is not reasonable. Most people’s attention span only lasts 30 minutes. Also most people that are in school dread it enough I think this will increase drop-out rates a ton. I know in my school most of the kids do extra –curricular activities, with the normal hours most of us don’t get home until after dinner. That means zero time with our families. People need to realize that we also have a lot of homework when we get home, how are we supposed to get all that done. The stress of high school is high enough, this will only make those stress rates go up.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:33 am |
  179. Harold

    I think that the increase in school time would make kids hate school even more than they already do. For me and many of the poeple I know, I think that if schools did make school longer, they should the extra hour and a half for nap time.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:34 am |
  180. Ethan

    I don't think it's fair to make everyone stay an extra hour and a half. what if they have a sibling to watch? or a job? Art and music and clubs are "extra curricular" activities, as in outside of the curriculum and shoudn't have a Mandatory time required for them

    December 6, 2012 at 11:36 am |
  181. Mrs. K's Class

    I don't think it's fair to make everyone stay an extra hour and a half. what if they have a sibling to watch? or a job? Art and music and clubs are "extra curricular" activities, as in outside of the curriculum and shoudn't have a Mandatory time required for them

    December 6, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  182. Molly

    If my school were open another hour and half I would like to spend it on sports or a job intership. Difently not in a classroom unless I was doing poorly in that class.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  183. J.D.

    It would be better for us kids if this was in place. This would allow us to better understand and branch out to work groups, Makeing it easier on us when we gradguate.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  184. Juan

    I think that adding 90 minutes to the school day is a great idea! I thinks so many people would benifit from sitting in a chair for an extra two periods

    December 6, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  185. Emad

    Extra school hours seems like a mighty fine idea. I am a senior at Poston Butte and I am a little behind on my work so I hope this idea of extra school for under achievers escalates and comes to our school.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:40 am |
  186. Bobby

    If my school was open for another hour and a half, I would jump at the opportunity to get invovled. I believe it would help students, overall, who are trying to get a job, but need a little more educational experience. Hopefully these programs can assist in getting teens back to work.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:40 am |
  187. Brennen

    No, I do not think that is right because if the students have that much more time, the kids may not remember there other lessons.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:40 am |
  188. Pin

    Schools should have children stay longer. It might help our education system, however they shoukd make it an optional class.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:40 am |
  189. Melody

    I think that it would be good to have longer school days. But some kids don't like this idea. So maybe we kids can have more break time to refresh there minds. Everyone likes a break, even the teachers.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:41 am |
  190. Kaden

    People would drop out and that wouldn't be good for schools and people wouldn't drop out as much if schools didn't go as long. It would just be better if schools stayed the same.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  191. Billy

    If we had an extra hour and a half of school, I would want to spend it working out for sports.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  192. Bobby

    If I had the opportunity, I would jump at the chance to earn some extra education. I believe that this is a great way to get teens back to work in the US!

    December 6, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  193. Isabelle

    I think there should not be more school for kids. kids do need more time in school but they need time to send time with their friends and family.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  194. Swirvithan

    I think that having school longer will help benefit the students and there knowledge will increase. Although more students might fall a sleep more.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  195. Bennett

    I think we should get more time off school, because we need to have time off to do stuff like doctorss,dentists,traveling and ect.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  196. chris

    I think,it should be a option,most people would need the help
    because most people would need it.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  197. Jeanetta and luke

    I think getting out of school at 415 cuts off school activides.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  198. Brennen

    Yes, I do think that is right because it will help the students more educated.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  199. Emad

    ...We need it especially me because I really need extra time at school.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  200. Jerrica

    I do not feel we should have more time at school. We spend most of our time at school, why increase the time when we could be spending more time with family. Even if we did spend more time at school, it should be completely optional for those who need it.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  201. Jansen

    Extra school would be O.K., but I wouldn't want it every day.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  202. Delaney

    I would want to be able to do music or art or some kind of club because learning at the end of the day can be hard for some people who get really tired.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  203. Bootsma

    I think we should not have more time at school because some people have stuff after school cause sports. I think the 20,000 people who have to do it are insane or nuts

    December 6, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  204. Reno

    I think that it is a good idea to add an extra hour and a half to school since it could be a time to get some things done at school and to catch up with your work as it could also affect teachers and to keep them more organized as they could have more time to teach more things to their students.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  205. Jack

    I think we should keep it the same so less people wont drop out.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  206. Brennen

    Yes, I do think that 90 extra minutes in school is right because it will help the students get more educated.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  207. Austin

    Honestly, I would want to spend it in math and reading because those are the most important subjects in the school, and I think it would help a lot of students get for education and it would help then get a job easier. So honestly I would spend the extra time in school trying to get a education.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  208. Liam

    If my school added an extra hour and a half to the day I would want to spend it doing an internship. I would want to do an internship because it will give me an edge about what I want to do when I am older.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  209. Brylee and Devin

    they should not add more time to schools BECAUSE KIDS NEED A CHACEN TO PLAY WITH THERE FRIENDS AND GET REST !!!!!!!!!

    December 6, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  210. Tabitha

    If we had an extra hour and a half at school, I wouldn’t want it to be all academics. I would want to spend the extra time on art, music, or sports programs, creative things. Anyone can learn money but not everyone can be creative.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  211. jazenia and piper

    i wood do my stuff i need to finsh for school.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  212. Imani and kelsie

    No because it would be hard on them. Plus it would be hard to remember all that stuff.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  213. Madison

    I think if they would add an hour to an hour and a half to my school, we should be able to have more time at lunch. We don’t have enough time to eat with the long lines. If not this then a study hall to do homework and make-up work.

    ~Madison

    December 6, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  214. Trent

    If my school added more time to our schedule, I would want to play sports like baseball and football.

    Trent

    December 6, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  215. Jamie

    I really wouldn't mind more time at school, if it was more time for hw

    December 6, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  216. jazmyn

    i think that they should aloud it only to the people who need and who dont have
    to ride the bus or do stuff

    December 6, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  217. Elizabeth

    If my school was planning on adding an extra hour and a half to the school day, I would want to spend it in playing sports. I think sports are a great way to keep kids fit and active. Most families can’t afford to put their children in sports anymore because it’s too expensive. Using this time at school is a great way to help families save money and give kids a chance to be part of a team. It might even add some school spirit!

    December 6, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  218. Jess

    If we got more time at my school I wouldn’t be very happy. Because I have after school sports and then I have band practices. Also we would have more learning time and my brain would explode. I think the school board needs to actually think for once, because there are kids and teens out there that have things they need to do. For example Sports, Band practices, Doctors appointments, Family meets, etc. We also need breaks from school so we have the time to do our after school activities or to do our plans.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  219. Debra

    I think the extra time for job experience sounds good, escpecially if jobs are closing to teens

    December 6, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  220. Samantha

    I think that is right because students have more time to work on their after school activities and work on tutoring:D

    December 6, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  221. Gregory

    I would spend more time in sports or in a class I need help in or help for a job so I’m more skilled when I go in.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  222. Max

    If my school had decided to add an extra hour and a half I would like to spend it on, band/ music because we just don’t get enough time to get that much done.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  223. Matthew

    If I had to go to school for an extra hour and a half, I would spend it by doing an internship for college credit. If I didn’t do that I would spend time at band class enjoying my music.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  224. Indigo

    I would most definitely not want to spend this time on academics, I would spend it on the arts.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  225. Maccoy

    I would spend my time doing internships because I would like to get a job when I get out of school and be familiar with the work that I’d be doing so I don’t mess up and get fired

    December 6, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  226. tessa and logan

    I don't think it is fair because that is not fair

    December 6, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  227. Imani and kelsie

    No because I have life house.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:50 am |
  228. jazmyn

    i think you can allow it only if they dont ride a bus or anything

    December 6, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  229. Gretta And Annika

    WE think that is a not so good of an idea because people at school have after school programs, sport games, they proble have to get back to there family and that's what we think!

    December 6, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  230. tessa and

    I don't think it is fair because that is not fair

    December 6, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  231. Sebastian

    I do not want to spend more time at School, we get enough homework as it is.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  232. BHAJAN

    I believe that the extra hours should be only for students with low gpa or grades. The rest of the students should be given sports avtivities if they would like to. Only people with low grades should made to stay after school.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:51 am |
  233. Juliana

    I would want to spend the next hour and a half by being outside or doing fun stuff like hanging out and talking to your friends or having an extra class that is full of activities.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:52 am |
  234. Daulton

    I think they shouldn't do it because almost all the kids already don't like the regular hours of school, and if there is sports practices that makes it a really long day.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  235. Kolton

    I think it is stupid because people in my school hate school and if my school add the 90 minutes i am sure they would just get up and leave school.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  236. Debra

    I think that adding 90 minutes to the school day is a bad idea. Many students will get tired of school and many more than usual will drop out.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  237. Erica

    We should remember that there are people our age out in the world who don't even get the chance to attend school. If we are given an opportunity as wonderful as this we should NOT take it for granted.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  238. Cassie

    I think that some people should reconsider that idea, because what about sports? Extra curricular activities? Band? Choir? What happens to the time that we're suppose to use to practice these things?

    December 6, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  239. kenneth

    i think i whould like to spend my time in a study hall.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  240. Emilee

    I think that more time in school could be both a good thing and a bad thing. A good thing being that there would be more activeities for kids to do and enjoy. It would also help kids become more interested in school sports, arts, or extra curricular activites. Having extra school could make kids upset because they wouldn't get to do some of the things they enjoy most, and some kids have different activities they prefer to do after school, like skateboard, or play basketball. Kids should be able to free their minds and enjoy knew things.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:55 am |
  241. Salena

    I think student should have more time in school like an half hour are an hour for P.E, drama, music, art, clubs because,so student have social studies, science, reading and math.Student should have some time to play a have fun in stead work all day.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  242. Rylee

    I don't think it's a good idea because after school all we want is to go home and relax our brains. We don't want to stay in a school building longer than we have too. We just want to be free from school!

    December 6, 2012 at 11:57 am |
  243. Kyleigh

    If we have more time in school I would not be happy. At our school we don’t get out until 3:55 anyway and if they add more time what would happen to those kids that have sports and different after school clubs/activities and when would the kids spend time with family and friends . I do not agree with added and extra half an hour to our school time .

    December 6, 2012 at 11:57 am |
  244. Dylan

    We have to much school already those who have so many study halls should not have to attend more school. People in activities should have at least one study hall.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:57 am |
  245. Emily

    I believe we do not need more time at school. My school has 3 study halls a day, so I think they should make better use of the time we already are in school.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:57 am |
  246. braquel

    I think that student's show be able to go home and spend time with their family, not be at school.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:57 am |
  247. Kailee

    I think they shouldn't add more time to the school day because enough kids zone out with the amount of time they have currently and adding more would make them zone out even more. Teens also would like to go home after school and relax because it was a long day. Adding more time could make teens upset and make them want to ditch or drop out.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  248. Melinda

    I do not like the idea of more school because you need time to get out side. we will not have time to have fun in the winter because it will be dark when you get home.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  249. Frannie

    Well, I honestly believe that this is a good idea. It is a way that children that have poor grades can start to do better in school. It can also allow them to really get in touch with their teachers and tell them their areas of need and get the help they deserve. It's also cool that the students now get extra time for the arts. Being in the band myself I know what extra rehearsals can do! I would be open to this idea at my school.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  250. Haley

    I personally think that not only are student not wanting to get out of school, but I know if there were any more time added to the day I would be more likely to not pay attention and focus more on the clock. Although, if it were for things that kids enjoy, like maybe their favorite sport, art, or music, then they would be more likely to participate.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  251. Hernado

    I think that there should not added time because they would be taking away my free time out of school.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  252. Daniel

    If my school had more extra time I would like to spend in gym class.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  253. brendan

    I think that would be stupid kids need that time to relax get homework done and shut down a little

    December 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  254. Jordan

    I think it would be a good idea to add more time to the core classes and put all the special classes like: gym, music, art, band, and choir at the end of the day as the added time to school. But sometimes you just want to get out of school and have fun with your friends.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  255. Savannah

    I think some of the time should be a study hall because being in band and choir, I only have one 30 minute study hall. Some times I can't finish all my homework in that time and when I get home I end up getting distracted or busy.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  256. Maureena

    I would most likely spend my time in trying to get an apprenticeship for art classes, i love school and i wouldn't mind spending a little more time in school.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  257. Nile

    If I had an extra hour and a half of school I wound what to play longer games in P.E. or gym so people can have more fun in a longer amount of time.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
  258. Sarah

    If my school had longer days and I got to choose what I got to do with the extra time it would be to work on internships because it can help you figure out what type of job you want in the future and help you get experience with the job you want.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
  259. hung

    I don think that is good idea because if the school will be spending more time at school so the student go to home and play game or some thing absolutely they don think about study on school why they think if a student maybe they just like studying
    At school so we young just think about studying and why they young they don’t do any work job or something like that and just studying hard to get a good job easy but lots money

    December 6, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
  260. Arial

    I think it is a good idea because if kids need internships then this could really help them.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
  261. Nicholas

    I would want more PE and art class. I think it is a great idea.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  262. Abby

    Students just want a break from school therefor it should not be necessary!:)

    December 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  263. Ben

    I think they should be able to choose to stay in school or go home because some kids just don't like to be at school. Or they they have other stuff going on so they can't be in school so I say no.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  264. Carter

    I think it's a bad idea because athletes have practices after school till late at night and they don't need more time at school or they might miss sports sometimes.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  265. Killian

    I say no extra time at school cause kids would probably not listen cause they want to get off of school

    December 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  266. MaKayla

    I think it's a great idea because lots of failing students would want to go home and do nothing. But if their parents told them if they don't do well in school their whole life will be in danger. They would WANT to do the extra time.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  267. Tristan

    I would like it if the time was used in the harder classes like science and math.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  268. Angela

    I think there should be more school hours because it could help you do more fun stuff like P.E or music and could also help you go to a better college

    December 6, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  269. Sierra

    I would want to spend it doing either sports or maybe math.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  270. Kaitlyn

    I think that we should get more school hours for are education and we could even do better in it but most kids would say no don't add any more school hours but I think we should for more education

    December 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  271. Colby

    I think they should, because that would actually help their grades. They could study more and get better grades. But if they goof off why do you need the extra hour and a half. Then it wouldn't be useful.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  272. Cassy

    I think that its a good that they would want there students to have more time of teaching for good education and stuff but i think that people need time of away from school at time to do supthin more then just that i know i wouldn't like staying after school longer then usual!

    December 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  273. Caleb

    I would use my time to do my homework . Then try to do more activities for extra credit
    I want to have good grades so I can go to a good collage

    December 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  274. Dylan

    The more time at school the more kids may drop out but if it was for extra credit it could lead to better grades and better academic results

    December 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  275. Carson

    I think it's a good thing but it shouldn't be everyday. I think it should be spaced out like on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. So that they can have days off

    December 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  276. Colby

    If so I would probably spend my time in P.E. because it would be just like what I do at home

    December 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  277. Mr. J's class

    If a recess is given and a few more class choices are given, then okay. Kids need a break throughout the day to refocus. All work and no play...you know the rest!

    December 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  278. Kodi

    I think to have more time at school is the wrong thing to do because more time at school means kids are going to get more cranky. To me we should have less time at school to relax and give off some steam. I mean even for adults would you like to have more time at work? To have more time at school to me is not a good idea I mean I have enough school work as it is. My answer is no.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
  279. Zach

    I wouldn't like more school time but I would still go to school I guess. I think people would skip more though and there would be more people dropping out. I would also probably miss a lot more school because I still want time to hang out... but it would be dark by the time school is over.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  280. Austini

    I think adding more time to school would be a bad idea. I bet if they add more time to school the drop rate will increase a lot. Nobody will want to go to school for 90 more minutes. I would believe that more students would be skipping and plus they would be tired by the time school is over. What I think is that less kids would be graduating from High School cause they are tired of going to school for long periods of time. I think if they add more time to school they should let us go Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and let us have Thursdays and Fridays off.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
  281. Buddy

    I think that having more time at school could be more benifical, but it should be an option for the students that want to stay after to partake in the program.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
  282. Dayana

    NO! We be struggling in school!! :)

    December 6, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
  283. Jason

    If there was an hour more of school more teens would drop out more then the average. The teens would rather ditch school because, they would be tired more often. If I was made to go to school Monday-Friday I would drop out and get my GED instead of going to school. I personally believe the schools should not extend school days. If they want to do something with the school they should shorten school.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  284. Bill

    I believe that an extra hour and a half would make more people not want to go to school.
    Bill the science guy.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
  285. Kenzie

    I think there shouldn't be more time for school cause we already have enough time to play games and all of that at school we also have breaks. At my school we go from 7:50 to 3:30 and we can fit everything into that time so no i don't think we need more time!!!

    December 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
  286. Katie

    I think that drop out rates would increase. Teachers already do enough for the kids. Where would the money come from to pay the teachers and the other bills the school pays.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
  287. Justin

    I would spend the extra time getting help on subjects i need help on so i think its a good idea.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  288. Nick

    I think more time in school will help the kids that are failing class. The second session is a good idea because it gives kids more time to get things done. The extra time would go on.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  289. Jerome

    i think we be in school alot and we need sleep

    December 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  290. Matthew

    I want recess

    December 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  291. Byrd

    I think that students would be more successful if school was all year round but with quarter and semester breaks. The reason why in my opinion is that eventually students would get used to the year round routine. Which would also ensure that students are learning and remembering. Instead of learning and then going two and a half months on summer break and not remembering all of what they learned the year before. I would know this for a fact because I’m actually only sixteen and at the beginning of every single year so far we have done at least two weeks worth of work so we can re-learn stuff that we forgot from the year before. So a little more consistency may help make the teachers jobs a little easier and help students create a more successful future for themselves.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  292. Noelia

    i think we shoudnt have more time. i miss a lot of school beacuase of my health issues and i have arthritis in every joint in my body, therefore, adding more time of walking wont help at all.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm |
  293. Jordan

    I love school i could just live there but the janitor always chases me out with a broom so i would love more time at school.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  294. Mady

    Kids don't enjoy more school, but there are some kids willing to spend more time. I think it would be a great idea, kids now days aren't focused on what they need to be focusing on. If we spend more time at school it could help some kids get back on track.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  295. Tyler

    I think it is a bad idea because it might just make more kids skip school.more time at school means more high school drop outs. There's already a high percentage of kids that drop out because of how long the school days are now.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  296. Abdi

    i think that seven hours of school is enough because kids could get sleep deprive and wake up gumpy every morning and i think it to early for them to look at what they want to do before college and it should be like extra cridet.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  297. Susay

    I think that if we have another hour and a half we could have a nap period sometime during the day at school because junior high and high schoolers are always tired.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  298. Jerome

    I think it's a bad idea, because it's a long time at school. I would be tired if I stayed longer.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  299. mac

    i think it is ok as long as i get extra time in summer if i do well in that extra time

    December 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  300. Susay

    I think that if we have another hour and a half we could have a nap period sometime during the day at school because junior high and high schoolers are always tired and students don't like school anyways.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  301. riley

    my freinds and i do not want to have more time in school that's not fair to us.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  302. Elijah

    I think its dumb. People have stuff to do . People will be hungry for that long time. They better give out 5 star meals.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  303. cooper

    More time would make many students angry,which could make them drop out .A drop out is WAY worse than more school so the time should NOT CHANGE.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  304. dominique

    I agree with the program, because it will benifit us later in life. If we get to study and learn about the job we want and have the job training, later on when we look for a job more companies will hire us because we have training. Thats why i say yes

    December 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  305. bailey

    school has a point and that is to educate us. although we get summer as a break it just doesnt seem enough and the thought of more time being added on to school is just cruel in my opinion. we people only have a certain amount of time to enjoy and be a kid and adding more time for school just makes matters worse.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  306. nicole

    i think teens should get jobs with out having to have experience in that particular catagory. if they couldn't then how are they suposed to raise money for college or whatever they need money for. they would be out of luck if they didn't have a job early, because then they also wouldn't have the time to get experience for other better jobs. if some students are not ready for jobs then the interviewer would say they aren't ready. the interview for the job would have to be someone that they would think is raedy and prepared for this job.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  307. Jack

    I understand that alot of kids say that they dont want more time because they would rather be at home than school, but there are good reasons that an extra couple of hours won't help. Electricity and water bills will grow,if students have alot of homework to do at home, that school time might take away time at home to finish it, and the students that want to drop out may not feel like it it=s longer sometimes, but they will know that it is.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  308. Edwin

    I think that they shouldn't make school longer, because more people will probably not stay for that long. I think more people will probably not be passing their classes because they would be more tired. I think it will just be a really bad idea to do this.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  309. kobe

    no i dont think they should add 1 hour and thirty min. I think this because some people have practice some people have things to do. If they want to they can do it, but if not that should be their choice.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  310. Megan

    Schools should not have more time, not that it would be a BAD thing for some students, it just might cause a disruption in after school activities and might cause students to drop out of high school early and make students tired of school sooner.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  311. casiana

    I agree with the program. It might be beneficial to students who are trying to find out what the want to do in life. Some like school and want extra help that their parents don't know how to give it. This might change peoples lives.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  312. Jonathan

    I think that it's not a good idea to have more school hours than we usually do. I think this because no one wants to stay for another hour at the school. Also when I come home after school I would be so tired that I want to go take a nap for a hour or two.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  313. braden

    if you did have it you mit not like it now but in the future you will be thankful you did it

    December 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  314. Alex

    If school hours increased so would the drop out rate. Also, a lot more people will be flunking because they would have to be in school onger then they already are.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
  315. Kamoni

    I think it's a good idea because you can get a lot more done and you can bring grades up if you are flunking.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  316. Angela

    I think it's good because you have a chance to get an new start in your grades and you can get into a good collage!!!! :)

    December 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  317. trey

    I know that most kids don't want to be in school longer than they have to. Most kids don't like school, if they are anything like me they want it to be shorter not longer. Yes kids would want jobs when they are out of school, but they dont want to be in school longer to get a job. (like a fast food resturuant.) If the government does decide to make schools longer then they should throw a little fun in so the kids would have something to look forward to if the government does decide to make school longer.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  318. christian

    I don't think kids should spend more time in school because we already spend enough time in school, and we need time with our family and friends.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  319. Audrey

    School should be held longer because you can get more homework done. Teachers would have more time to help you with homework. You could spend more time working on projects and learning things more in depth.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  320. Mel

    I think we shouldn't have more school time. Students need a break from school. If we have to be in school longer, some kids won't be able to be to pay attention. Longer school hours and homework at the same time, that fair. If they do decide to do longer school hours then they need to not give us homework. It's either longer school hours or homework. Students do not need both. ;)

    December 6, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  321. Jonathan

    Students should spend their time in classes that they need the most help in. Or, their time would be well spent participating in clubs, where they could learn things they may not learn in the classroom, like teamwork, manners, and how to deal with others. These lessons are just as important as anything students can read in a textbook.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
  322. Anonymous

    I don't want more school. And I think a lot of students don't want extra time either

    December 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
  323. Kelsey

    I do think that more school time would be quite beneficial for a lot of students. But it also does have its draw backs because a lot of students do sports and other activities. If my school were to do that I would like to spend it as a study hall.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
  324. Scotti

    If my school was planning on staying open another hour and a half I would like to spend that time with my friends. I think that our normal school day is enough and that we should have a break, I think that break should be spent with our friends.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
  325. Sean

    If we had to stay at school for an extra hour and a half, I believe the time should be decided by students. A time to chat, a time to do homework, if school time is extended it should be up to the kids.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
  326. CJ

    No because we spend so much time at school u need a break sometimes. It stresses people out

    December 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
  327. Ashley

    If my school was planning on staying open an extra hour and a half, I would use the extra time to catch up on work I missed or to finish things I didn't have time to complete.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
  328. Emily

    If my school was staying open an extra hour and a half, I would want to spend it doing internships. I think students spend enough time each day at school, but doing internships would give them a chance to do something different and get experience with different jobs.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
  329. Mitch

    If this program should come into play, then I’d be ecstatic. I would spend that entire period practicing, or even continuing with an ensemble for band, as I already do today.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
  330. Noah

    I think if we had another hour of school we should be able to spend it in a study hall class so we could get more homework done or be able to ask the teachers questions about the work and turn in assignments that are due.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
  331. Jasmine

    The extra hour and a half should be spent for kids to have and opportunity to attend sports or clubs, or for them to do homework because time for these things would be taken away.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
    • Sam

      I think the amount of time in school is already good enough. Kids need to get home and do Home Work which can take an hour or two, so by the time they've done that, kids are tired and want to relax. When they get older the amount of time in Home Work will increase so it wont get easier.

      December 9, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  332. Sarah

    I would Play on my computer, do my homework (so I don’t have to do it at home), eat a snack, play a game in gym, and/or practice my flute for band. But personally i wouldn't really want extra time in school, because we are already in school long enough.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  333. Courtney

    I don’t think schools staying open another 90 minutes each day is good for the students. Most students don’t get enough sleep or relaxation time to just be a kid with the amount of time we spend in school now, and the longer days could send some students off the edge.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  334. Savanna

    If extra time is added at the end of the school day, I would spend it in my jazz band and advanced band classes. This would help me and the band advance so we can play music at a higher level.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  335. Christopher

    If my school planned to stay open an extra hour and a half, I would spend it hopefully doing an internship of some sort. Personally I believe that teens learning about a career, or trade if you will, is crucial in the economic circumstances we have today. Though this would probably put more stress on kids, like the schooling we have now, in the long run, would probably be beneficial.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  336. cole

    If my school was planning to stay open for students another hour and a half, I would spend it either in a school sport or even a club instead of having another academic class, because students already spend enough time at school, why another hour and a half. People know that we students would probably not do much work in that class if it was another academic class.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  337. Siesta

    If my school was planning on having another hour and a half of school i would want to spend it at home or with friends. I don't think any student would want to spend extra hours at school doing work than they are suppose to, we all need breaks.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  338. Lukasz

    If my school were to acquire more time to be open I would use that to my advantage. I really want to become a business major, going for a P.H.D probably, at Harvard. I would need to commit much of my time to study all that has to do with the topic. With the school being open later I would have the library open and many teachers to help me understand different topics involving business.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
  339. Carlos

    I think its a good idea because, people may not like doing more work but it pays off as a good future.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
  340. Haley

    If we were to have an extra hour and a half to each day of school, I would spend that time thinking about what I would like to become later in life. I would over think about what I would love doing daily and I say each class would be different and each day have different careers and just sit and talk about it and have some time to think if you would enjoy it. Also if it would take practice, maybe practice it a little.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
  341. Eleanor

    If my school decided to make the school day an hour and a half longer, I would spend it, if possible, as a study hall. In my opinion, students already spend enough time at school, and then they have to go home and do homework. Well if extra time is added on to that, and we, the students, have to spend that time doing other classes, we have less time in which to complete the homework we have been given, and more classes in which homework is assigned.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
  342. Hope

    If they gave school an extra hour and a half I think it should be spent on exploratory classes like art, gym, and health. I already think we have enough hours in school, but if the hours were used for classes that are fun, rather then boring academics classes, more kids wouldn’t mind. If there are kids that are falling behind, they could use that to get help on that subject, while other kids have an exploratory class. Plus it would give kids more time with friends in exploratory classes, and I think that is why kids would like it.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
  343. Darren

    I do not think my School should stay open for 90 more minutes because it is hard as it is with the 6 hours that we have.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
  344. A'Maya

    I think that it will help us later in the future. We will be doing something productive with our spare time.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
  345. Abby

    Kids aren't getting enough time to ask for help or learn what they need to in one day of school. I think we all need more time in the classroom. I want my younger siblings to get a good education so I support this.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
  346. Jacob

    I think students should be encouraged, but not forced to spend extra time at school. After all, it could interfere with extracurricular activities and sports. But this is a wonderful opportunity for teens to gain experience they will be able to apply in the real world. I would gladly take up this chance!

    December 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  347. Elisa

    No because we need more freedom.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  348. Tiffany

    Only if they give us lunch 2 times a day and some breaks .

    December 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  349. Brandon

    I think it would be a waste of time to most students. I know at least at my school most of the students do not do extracurricular activites anyway so they would just sit in class and waste that valuable time.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  350. Jennifer

    i would rather not have more time at school. Id rather have out of school activities.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  351. Brian

    I believe the amount of time in school should stay the same because more time in school would maybe increase the drop out rate because of too much time in school.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  352. Jose

    An extra hour of school would probably cut off more time on doing other things such as sports. It wouldn't give me enough time for homework as well.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
  353. Hannah

    I would spend the extra time taking high school and college classes for credits. Students would be able to get more work done which then means little to no homework while the option of help from teachers is available. Although you will have to spend an extra hour and a half more in “jail”, more work will get done and high grades will be the result of this action.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  354. Sarah

    An extra hour of school would take more time out of me doing homework or projects afterschool. I think an extra hour of shool will end up having more negatives than postives

    December 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  355. kristian

    no i wouldn't like more school and if it dose happen i would like to spend the time on the art ONLY if i had to

    December 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  356. Vonte

    No Because We Already Have Enough Time At School .

    December 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
  357. Joseph

    If my school stayed open an hour and a half longer. I would want to spend it editing movies or producing music.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
  358. Christian

    I think it can be a good idea but it needs to be shaped around people's activities or needs of a particular area. This is definitely not an issue that can be decided for all schools. Communities should decide.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  359. Allison

    if our school was doing that i would use the time for drama or playing my flute... but extra time at school might be hard for me during my sport season...

    December 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  360. Mariah

    I believe that the amount spent in school is good enough, but if there were extra time added it should go to extra curicular activities that could benifit student by helping them get skills for the work place.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  361. Connor

    The idea of being stuck away from our own personal wants for a extra hour and a half is at the very least going to try the resovle of even students like me who enjoy (some) of the academic courses.
    It is very true that the drop out rate is going to icrease by a considerable amount and maybe away to avoid that is to shift the time around. Like say you get up to go to school at 6 and what im thinking is that you move it so we go at a later time that does not interfere with the lower level schools. While at the same time adding in the time so we can prepare for the longer day...

    December 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
  362. sandra

    I don't agree with this program. It might be helpful for some students, but there's also to take into consideration other students. For example, some students have to work. I don't think we'll like the idea of spending more time at school, when you have a certain hour to be at your job. Also kids nowadays want a break from learning. It would not seem fair to them, and i don't think they'll like more time at school when they already don't like being stuck at school longer than they are.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  363. Breanna

    I would not want to stay after school for the extra hour and a half because some people have to do sports like me, I’m athletic and I want a break from school I don’t need any more learning. After the program you would have to go home and do your homework and then you might have to stay up really late just to get your homework done. Unless teachers don’t want to give you as much homework. I think that the program will affect student’s education by giving them barely any time to do work.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  364. Luis

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo i do not agree. I think adding more school time is ridiculous because teen agers are already droping out of school because their tierd or is to much work and adding more time its just goin to get worst teen agers are not goin to want to go to school nomore. Also i think that if your goin to add more time you should take some of the days off atleast one day, which i think should be friday.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  365. Sean

    I would rather spend my valuable time studying and doing more productive things.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
  366. Luis

    If the school is goin to stay a little more open than i think we should spend it on sleeping or doin sports.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  367. Logan

    I think that if we had an extra hour that it would be cool too have a study hall.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
  368. Kayla

    IIf we were to add another hour onto the school day, I believe it was regular classes students would check out and not pay attention. It would be a waste of time and money. However if we added a more interesting class, such as a musical class or maybe even a study hall so students can have some independent time it would make this idea work.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  369. Anonymous

    I think that kids should have the option to stay or not, but there may not be a lot of people left.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  370. Jarod

    If my school would add an hour and a half to school time then I would not like that at all.
    My reason is that I would rather take a break from learning than have another hour and a half of learning.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
  371. Trevor

    If my school was planning to spend a extra hour and a half in class, I would definitely want it spent towards bigger music periods. When we are in class it just seems that with our entire warm ups, and different people that need help on their part, a extra hour and a half would be a life saver.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
  372. Caitlin

    If school was open for another hour and a half longer I would want to spend it doing something I love not learning more. I would like spending it doing band or drama but not learning math science, or social studies. I think we have learned enough cant we have a little break, and if it is mandatory for us to go to it then at least have us doing something we love or something that’s fun not making us learn even more stuff then we already spent time in. I am fine with them giving us experience so we can get a job but spending more time in school is not fair we need our breaks.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
    • Caitlin

      Oh! Another Caitlin! I agree with your points but, the extra time might not be spent on classes. Maybe they will be spent on drama or band.

      December 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  373. Sarah

    More time in school wouldn't be a good idea honestly. I think that more people would drop out if school was longer. If anything we need to cut down school hours.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  374. Matt

    I do not support the extra time in school, but if my school were to stay open an hour and a half longer, I think I, and a lot of other people would want to spend it on extra lunch/social hour. It would give students a lot longer to relax during school, and would make kids want to come to school more.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  375. Sarah

    If my school decided to keep us for an average of about an hour and a half longer every day, I would want them to focus more on sports. If they gave us time for sports then it would be a great way for many kids to stay healthy and also it could help to control stress from all the classes by giving us a way to let go of all the problems from the day and focus on doing good at the sport. Not to mention it would be fun for the students and help the parents with not having to drive us to multiple places.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  376. Aaron

    I would say it is bad because I would hate to be at school another hour and a half.i like to study at home because it is distraction free at school there are many distractions

    December 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  377. Stephany

    I think we should not because we all need some free time either to spend time with family or with friends ,and it wouldn't be to all of the kids that don't want to.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  378. Noah

    If we had 90 mins more I think that it should be spent on band, study hall, or reading class.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  379. Tessa

    More time in school means more time spent doing school work. Most people wouldn't want to stay longer after school, and personally I wouldn't either!

    December 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  380. Mason

    I would use that extra time for any homework I might have but some people ,ay not have homework I don't know what they would do. Probably visit with their friends or teachers.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  381. Sarah

    To me, I really don't think that we should have more school! We already have to get up very early in the morning and don't get out of school until 3:15-3:30. But, If the extra time was for music, And art, I would love that! Also, We could get a lot better grades and get to hang out with friends more!

    December 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  382. Jillian

    I think we should spend the extra time doing music drama and art and we could do like classes and make them fun

    December 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  383. Jakob

    I think it's a good idea to have more time at school more kids would get better grades and possibly would want to do more active activities. Not just at school but at home as well.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  384. Ashley

    If school were to be an hour and a half longer, then I’d prefer that it was spent on a time where we would have a choice of extra curricular classes such as drama and sports. Students don’t want to be in school if they’re going to be bored by what is taught or they simply don’t like school work, but if it was a time where they were doing something that they wanted to, they wouldn’t see it as being such a bad thing.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  385. Gabi

    I don't think we should get more time at school I get out of school at 3:15 everyday, and I ride the bus home and I don't usually get home until 4:00pm.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  386. Jace

    If we were to have a longer school day, I would like to spend that time working on athletics and drama.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  387. Bryan

    Its not really a problem for me.But it might be for certain people.Like I have football after school.So more school time might affect my time at practice.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  388. Victoria

    I think that we should have more school because it can help students get better grades

    December 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  389. Trinity

    I think it is wrong we do not need more time in school. Some places set dark at like 5:00 pm and kids have curfew at that time it won't give them time to get out side and have free time and do sports after school some people have football games at like 4:30 pm it wouldn't work out and a lot of people would not do sports and be heathy and active!

    December 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  390. Talyn

    I think that it is good and bad depending on how you look at it good it will help you get a good job and a better amount of money to live off off . But a bad idea because it will inerfer with what we must do.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  391. Tori

    Most students don't want more school time, but they don't speak for all the other students. I would not want to stay another hour and a half, but one of my friends might want to. As long as it is educational it can still be fun so some students might like the idea.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  392. Adam

    They should, if they homework when would they get it done? I also see that they should if someone has bad grades and they will be able to see your friends more. What if they had sports therefore I think they should be able to chose and if I got to pick I would go for it.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  393. Theresa

    I think it wouldn't necessarily be a bad idea because I like plays music band and p.e. but you wouldn't get that time with family or to work on something but once again maybe it would be good to finish homework that you don't understand.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  394. Robbie

    If my school was to acquire the extra time during the school days, I would be spending that time working on things that would help me in the future. I would be using that time as a study hall to try to get my grades up to get into better colleges. I would also try to get into an internships to help me find and get into jobs, and join extra curricular activities to help me learn more and have a wider range of things that I would be experienced in that would also help me get into jobs.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  395. Ryan

    I would spend that extra 90 minutes playing sports or doing the internships. To have an extra 90 minutes to practice sports would be really good if you're hoping to get a scholarship or something. And doing those internships would really help for after collage or after high school. That extra time would be put to good use.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
  396. Brody

    I think there should be extra time at school. The students should be encouraged but required to attend for additional help. If a child wants to learn than they should be given more time to learn.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
  397. Nicole

    More time that kids spend in a class room means the higher the rate of high school drop outs will be. I think that the school hours should just stay the way they are because i have seen a huge decline in the number of drop outs since the past year. All the teens out here don't want to be in school any longer than they actually have to and neither do I .

    December 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
  398. Zia

    I would not want to spend extra time in school but if I had to I would want to spend it on internships or apprenticeships so that something useful would come out of this extra time. I also think it would be a good way to keep music, drama, and sports in schools.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
  399. Kailey

    If our school was open an extra hour and a half I would want to spend it doing things like internships and apprenticeships. In the future we will be leading our own lives, and without the extra time, we would have no idea what to do later in our lives.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
  400. Bridgette

    More time at school is unnecessary. For most students, there would not be enough time for after school activities. Plus, some students don't get home until late afternoon at about 4:30, depending on the bus they ride. If there was more school time, some students wouldn't get home until about 6:00pm.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
  401. Michael

    I would want my school to offer a class where I could lift weights. I would also like to learn self defense.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
  402. Paige

    If our school was to add another hour and a half in our school day, I would want to have a social period where we would be able to talk to our friends. We don't have enough time to talk to our friends in a normal day. Usually at school is the only time that we have to talk to our friends because we are busy after school, don't have cell phones that we could call them on, or live to far away to go and hang out with them.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
  403. Mason

    I would love to take a martial arts class at school. It would help for gym, flexibility, and health. I would also like to see a yoga class offered. I would like to see classes that kids usually can't afford to take offered in that extra time.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
  404. Ryan

    I would like to see more opportunity for sports. I would love to do football, soccer, and boxing. I would also like to see a music class. Because my school has a short day, we don't have time for music classes, and I would like to take one.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  405. JessicA

    If our chool added an extra hour and a half, I would have it be like a social/ study hall. I would want it to be a study hall so people can do there homework at school instead of doing it at home. It should also be a social period because if we got to socialize instead of extending class periods, people won`t drop-out.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
  406. Olivia

    Although the idea of a longer school day can be a good opportunity for students interested in the arts, sports, and internships, we should not have extra time in school because we could be taking a large chance of people dropping out of school. To develop an education in students, we should guarantee that they stay in school instead of pushing the time limit and risking it.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
  407. Jae and Brady

    If we had to spend more time at school i would spend more time in science. Because science is awesome.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  408. chance and brianna

    It should be science and games but it will also be learning

    December 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  409. kelten

    I think that if we have 90 more minutes of school we should be focusing on science and plus we would be hungry and we should have a snack because we would be hungry .

    December 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  410. brady and thane

    we think the 8 hours is good. i think we should have 3 more days off.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
  411. Marcelino and olivia

    We think the extra time in school should be use for a extra lunch because we will be really hungry. We also should use that time for studying.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
  412. Kelby

    I think it is a good idea to have the extra time at school. It gives people a chance to have more time to learn, something everyone needs.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
  413. Jacob

    I would think that most students would hate it, so it should be optional. Some people would make it very good work time, but the ones who would hate it, might not drop out of school if it was optional. I think most schools should have that optional study time from that hour and a half. I also think that if the student wanted they could take maybe an hour or a half hour if they wanted.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  414. Jake

    I think we should have more school, but the extra school time should be for elective classes like music arts, drama, and other classes kids enjoy

    December 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
  415. Curtis

    I think school is already too long. Most kids probably won't like that fact of taking more time off of home situations. Some kids might find this stressful, leading to poor performince in the classroom. This might as well make kids hate school even more than they did before, causing more truencies!

    December 6, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
  416. Brianna

    I think the extra time should be spent optionally. What I mean by that is students should be able to choose what they want to do. If somebody wants to go to an extra-curricular activity they should, if they want to go to extra math, science or reading class they should be able to. Maybe even time outside for recess would be a good idea... or tutoring.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
  417. Richard

    High school teaches not only 2+2=4 and basic social skills, it teaches basic discipline. 90 extra minutes spent in an environment that reinforces the student is well spent.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
  418. joe

    no i don't,i belive that it is a time for homework not for school

    December 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  419. Draydan

    Extending school isn't a very good idea, most teens, 13-17, will not want to come to school, and as stated on CNN Student News, could increase drop out rates. Sometimes students will not come to school on a regular day let alone a 90 minute longer day. Plus when kids get to about 12:30 in the day they will not want to work.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  420. Boomer

    I like the idea, but only if that extra hour was spent furthering children's social skills. I mean its a fact we all need to learn our basic subjects. But in my personal opinion the average school day varying on the school doesn't always offer enough time for social interaction with your friends and other students.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
  421. Jake

    I think that schools should not have more time of school, because we work to much and need a break.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
  422. Mikey

    I would really prefer not to have the extra time because the time we have now feels like too much so adding more would seem like a waste. But if we did get more time then I would want to spend it doing something I enjoy like history.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  423. Jayquwalin

    I would not want to have Extra Time in School because i need time away from school because i dont like it

    December 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  424. sage

    I really don’t want to do that because; I have to get up early enough and get home really late, but if I had to I would probably work on internship credits.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  425. Ashley

    If school were to go an hour and a hlaf later, I would spend that time doing homework or projects that would be due soon. Also I would spend that time on work that I have to catch up on.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
  426. Alexis

    What I would want from that extra time, would be to have a study hall or sometime to work on schoolwork, or homework. I would much rather not have extra, as I agree with the many students, that I would not want that extra time.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
  427. Karissa

    I would not want more hours added to school but if we did, I would want it to go to volunteer work, sports, but I don’t think we should have more hours in school.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
  428. Brandon

    If I had an extra hour put in my school I would want it to be put it in gym.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
  429. Kaitlyn

    If I had an extra 90 minutes of school I would prefer to spend the time on Arts and Theater.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
  430. Smallz

    If my school were to add on an hour and a half to the schedule, I would want to have a study hall, where students can work on homework, do make up work, read, or just hang out. I'm going into high school next year, and I think that the high school I will be attending already has a study hall, but still.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  431. McKala

    I wouldn’t really want to be at school longer, but if that were to happen than I would like to spend time either playing fun sports and maybe have a study hall or to socialize or get credits.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  432. Chris

    I would want extra time maybe for a sports session. For example, most teenage boys like to play football or soccer. And girls like soccer, volleyball, or even running. So having extra time will give students the exercise they might need.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  433. Sheldon

    I would want to spend it by sleeping.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  434. Jasmine

    Not very many people like school and so few people would go to school. I would personally like to have more time in school for a “free period” as some would call it because I have lot of things to do for school or I just want to read but I have no time.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  435. jayquelin

    I would not be so worried because it would actually be good for some kids. Actually it would be good for me to just that extra 90 mins would help the drop out rates and graduations also

    December 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  436. Bartholomew

    Despite the intentions, the administration of theses schools will be hard pressed to create a environment that will encourage involvement and people staying in school. Most, if not all, of this time will be shifted into reinforcing content and filling gaps, not inspiring students with extracurricular activities.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
  437. Phellep's Martial Arts Class

    My Class And I agree that we would be practicing martial arts during that extra time at school

    December 6, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
  438. yissel

    i think that adding more time of school for students will make them more stresst out and rebill i DOnt think its a good idea. half of your day is already wasnted at school. kisds wont have time to relax and do out side of school activites. over all its a bad idea

    December 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
  439. yissel

    i think adding more time for schoo is a bad idea it will make students strees out and rebill no time for relaxsation or ut of school acivites or just a peace of mind and time for yourself. its like aultds working more hours. than the alredy have to.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  440. Theresa

    It's will be good to do this because most of the time students just need money to get the things they need and most jobs around there area do not hire anymore since they have no need to hire. With Teens if the price is right they would do it, and it is is a familiar place.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
  441. Abby

    If they add the extra hour and a half, I would like to spend it on sports and our physical education.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  442. Marissa

    I don’t think there should be a longer school day. Kids look forward to going home at the end of each school day, and it already seems long enough to them. If you lengthen the school day, more students will drop out and instead of helping kids, you would be hurting them more. Instead of lengthening the school day, I think that it would be better to just offer more clubs and activities after school. Then, the students that want the extra experience can get it, and those that don’t can go home. The students that stay after the school day is through can do any activity that you could tag onto the end of school, and they can do it better because the students that don’t want to be there aren’t.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
  443. Ariens

    I think I speak for everyone when I say, "I don't want an extra hour and a half of school." I understand that they want more time for music, art, and other internships, but that is why they have AFTER SCHOOL clubs. I think it is a bad idea.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  444. Juan

    I disagree with the extra hours because some people have to work right after school.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  445. nathan

    I think adding extra time after school is a great idea; in fact I would like it if more time was added onto each class and we got less homework. Then we wouldn’t be going home and doing more school work after the first 7 hours and homework rates and completeness would be a lot higher because we would be under the school environment and we wouldn’t get as distracted as we do at home with the television on or on the phone.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
  446. Jordan

    We shouldn't have more school hours because it takes teens time away from being themselves and doing things that teens enjoy.

    If we get more school hours then it makes it more likely for teens to do things they shouldn't do such as drugs, etc, and maybe shoot themselves, like suicide.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  447. Abby

    If our school day got extended for an hour or so I wouldn’t mind at all. An extra school hour would give us time to go of campus get an internship to farther our education, and the teen employment rate.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
  448. Trevor

    I think the time we have is enough, at least with my school. I think learning is great, and the time is just right, and we don't need more of it. Not just for kids. For teachers as well. Everyone deserves time to spend with their family, and what they enjoy doing.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  449. Kash' monae

    I agree with having more hours because it prepares us for the future of being eligible for the job market.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  450. Abby

    If our school day got extended for an hour or so I wouldn’t mind at all. A extra school hour would give us time to go of campus get an internship to farther our education, and the teen employment rate.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  451. Abby

    If our school day got extended for an hour or so I wouldn’t mind at all. An extra school hour would give us time to go of campus get an internship to farther our education; and the teen employment rate.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  452. Nashaly

    If my school adopted the extra time I would spend my time in P.E mostly because in my future job (Animal Control Officer or Police Officer) it involves a lot of running so I would like to be prepared to move as quick as possible in an instant to catch the animal/culprit if they decide to run so I totally agree that actually is a good idea, but only for specific class/classes that will actually help with the type of job the students want to get in the future.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
  453. Hannah and Anna

    We think that they should do it because it would help people get better jobs in the future.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
  454. Mason

    I would like it because you can focus on extra curriculums that will help in the future. Really it's not that bad at school you have your friends to talk to and others to get you through the day.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
  455. Adam

    I think it is a bad idea cause we are at school to much

    December 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
  456. Hailey

    I think it's good so people can get. A better education and then get a better job but also it would be a lot longer and I wouldn't want to stay an hour and a half every day later

    December 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  457. Brock

    I stay we should do it will help people who Are not doing so well in school

    December 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  458. Hannah

    I think they should do it because learning and school is more important then going home and watching T.V. school is way more important.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  459. Jordan

    Why do we need more school we spend more time at school then we do at our own homes, with our families most people would rather stay home with there families from 3-8am most of that is sleeping. Don't add more time to school because we still have alot of school left to do.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  460. Alyssa

    I think that kids should spend more time at school so the low performing kids have greater chance to get a scholarship for music and sports

    December 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  461. Rylie

    I get both sides. I would like getting the internship and the extra stuff but I also like going home and doing other stuff I would go for it if it was half the year instead of the whole year

    December 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  462. Claire

    I am doing good in school and I don't see why I would need to stay longer, and the ones that don't good just goof off and it would just give them more time to goof off and show off.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  463. Tyler

    I think there should not be more time at school. I use that time to get my homework done and relax.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  464. Malachi

    I do not want more time at school but I have good grades the under performers I think should go an extra hour and a half.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
  465. Chase

    I would rather stay at home for that 90 minutes because we already learn enough

    December 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
  466. Boss

    If we have more school we will have more work.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
  467. Jon

    I would help kids that need help with there work because I'm going to have to help more people in the future and when doing that I might learn more stuff that I didn't notice before when I did that the stuff that they did.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
  468. Ethan

    If our school did have extra hours I would want it to do something that has creativeness to help the employees try to improve their job that might get them a promotion.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  469. Tessa

    If there was extra time then it should be spent In music, art, drama, ect. Not math and reading and language arts and that kind of boring stuff.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  470. Hannah :)

    I would probably spend my time in school for education and students would be able to get more work done and would have more time to do their homeworks. School is important and I dont think a little more school will hurt.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  471. Grant

    I vote against it kids don't want to be in school they want to get out of school and do there thing and if we had an extra hour and half how would people with a lot of home work get it done

    December 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  472. Emma

    I think that some students want to go to school more often while others don't. But I think that we do need it to learn more stuff. And we need more time in music, P.E, guidance and all the other stuff. So I say YES!

    December 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  473. hannah..

    I would want to spend the extra hour and a half for free time. We need more time to just hang and get our minds rested instead of doing work right away.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  474. Nicholas

    It's a good idea because lots of kids might be not well at the performing arts so this extra time could be the difference between excelling in what you doing or want to do or failing.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  475. Mariah

    If my school got 1½ hours extra I would like to spend it learning, how to get a good job. I would like to learn about different jobs and how I would get an interview. What kind of jobs are out there and what kind of intern ships are out there how much collage time you would need for each job. What each job takes to get what kind of scholarships are out there.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  476. Gradyn

    I think that it would be nice to learn more, but at the same time i think that kids like us do need a break from all the leaning. All just want some freedom, or time to our self. Plus it could stress out the teachers more by being around us. :)

    December 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  477. Sean

    I would spend my time in drama class manly because I have always wanted to be in acting. Most people would be in things like sports and internship. If you ask me though I wouldn’t enjoy those extra ninety minutes, but I would put up with it. I wouldn’t complain like a five year old, I would take it and except it.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  478. Brandon

    DEFINITLY NOT LONGER SCHOOL DAYS I know we have to go to school but that would cut from my family time....

    December 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  479. jeo

    we think it is a terrible idea to have more time in school. we learn enough already. i say (jeo) that we should just learn more. it would be alot more smarter then wasting my time with even more school work and losing my freedom beacuse you people messed up my country.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  480. Taylor

    If my school was staying open an extra hour and a half I would like to work on my home work so I wouldn’t have to do it at home. If I finished my home work I could talk to friends or just read a book. It would be best to use the extra time in school to your advantage and do something constructive.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  481. Hailey

    If we all were to spend more time in school, I would not want to spend time on school work that we do every day as it is. Math, Language Arts, History, all of those academic classes can be dealt with during school hours. NORMAL school hours I should say. I would like to spend time on things that would keep me occupied, and do things that I like art, sports, and things like that. I would also like to prepare for my career choice. Doing research, or going to the actual job itself to prepare for the real world. It could also be a study hall for those that are struggling in other important classes. But I would not want to spend time on academic classes, as we do in school for most of the day as it is. If I am going to spend more time in school instead of having a break, I would rather enjoy it.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
  482. Grace and Rachel

    More time at school?!?! We already have around 7 hours of school. Also we already have alot of homework to do and we need time to sit and relax because some people have sports after school! We vote no school!

    December 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
  483. David

    If my school stayed open I would take another class such as Spanish. I would take Spanish because it would be nice to have to not worry about taking two years of Spanish in high school. Another reason I would take Spanish is because my brother told me that the teacher in high school is mean and it would be convenient to only have to spend one year with her.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
  484. Austin

    If they added time to out school day I would be angry. The way I would want to spend it is in gym, because kids don’t have enough gym time in school.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  485. Faye

    If I had to go to school for an extra 90 minutes I would probley spend the time by doing extra curricular classes and homework. Or maybe planning school type things, drama, or anything you do after school, at school.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  486. Anna

    I think they should have more time because it can help them get a better job in the future. They can also get a lot more Education

    December 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  487. Unyque

    I dont agree with having three hundred hours added to school because students already do not like school and think seven hours is too much. I strongly believe that if it does happen, it would led more people dropping out, not going to school, and even leaving school. Another reason why i dont agree with it because it is taking away from our homework/ studying time.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  488. Antoinette

    If school stayed open later, I would like to do some sort of apprenticeships or internships. In the year 2011 it was reported that 50% people from the ages of 16 to 24 were unemployed. This is because more and more companies are hiring more “experienced” people. Since more and more companies are looking for workers with more experience, the internship or apprenticeships would give us students some kind of an edge that would give us a higher chance of being employed.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  489. Tristan

    If my school did adopt the extra hour and a half I would like to have more electives such as photography, art, P.E., ETC.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  490. Julia and Gracie

    We think that we should have a low amount of school. We think this because another 1, and a half hour of school is too much school, and after cirricular activities would have to be canceled because school would go too late. Plus students wouldnt have time to do other things they like after school like sports.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  491. Michelle

    If I would have to spend extra 90 minutes more in school, I would like to spend it doing homework, talk to teachers of what I need to do in class, and if I don’t have any homework, or I don’t need to talk to the teachers, I would like to spend it having fun, and talking with friends.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm |
  492. Maddy & Hailey

    We spend enough time in school. We dont need to have an extra 90 minutes. Some want less even but I think it's not too little and not too much, just enough to annoy us.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  493. KJ

    No more school time. we already go to school enough in one day!

    December 6, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  494. Ryan

    I would like more sport opportunity for the us kids to get moving and get more activities for us to do.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  495. Victoria

    I think they should have longer school days because it could help get better grades

    December 6, 2012 at 3:50 pm |
  496. Danielle

    If my school was planning on staying open for an extra hour an a half I would want to spend it doing fun activities or something like playing a sport in gym. I wouldn’t want to make academic classes longer because I already don’t like how long they are now.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
  497. Isabelle

    I think this is a great idea! In other country's like China and Japan they spend way more time in school than kids in America. Our Country needs to get caught up with the world.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:54 pm |
  498. Molly

    A person needs to spend time out of class just like they need time in class, instead of spending their time in a program that might not even work. They need to be outside taking action and maybe finding a small job as a berry picker or something it may not be much but its better then sitting inside and learning how to get a job.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
  499. River

    i think that this is a good idea because it could really help kids get better grades with the extra time.

    December 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
  500. Cameron

    I think yes but I would like things like more PE music or something like ar AR

    December 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  501. Shelby

    I would want more art and recess.Because I think we should get more exercise and have more art.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  502. madalyn

    why would someone ever want to stay at school longer? it makes no sense what so ever and schools will have more drop outs. its hard enough waking up at 5:30 in the morning. longer shcool? really? thats the best idea?

    December 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
  503. Gabe

    I think physical education because we should get more people in shape. But I would not what longer school because it would be to long for the little kids. We should also have more reading and math.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  504. Zach

    I think that student need a good education in school, because when us kids grow up we will need a good education to have a good job, to pay for a house. I also think that students should have time off of school to hang out with their friends, and have fun. I would probably like more school, because I like a good education.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  505. Hallie

    If we had 90 more minutes of school I'd think we should spend it with gym for a healthier active school.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
  506. Anna

    It wouldn't be fair for schools to have 90 minutes after school because kids already have a lot of time in every subject, and I think we have a lot of knowledge in our brain. They should take a break and have some fun.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
  507. Makenna

    I think that I would want more art and recess. I want more recess for more fresh air and they will get more exercise throughout the day. I think we should have more art so kids can be more creative and have more creativity.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
  508. Wing

    I think my school should spend our extra time on Phy Ed. The reason is because many people don't get the exercise they need. People need the extra time on reading as well. Reading scores need lots of improvement

    December 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
  509. Emily

    I think we should have a longer school time. We could use our time for a longer lunch. Students need a longer lunch because they give you such a short time to eat your food and I usually get a stomach ache.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
  510. Gabe

    I think we should have more physical education time so we can exercise more and be active and healthy.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  511. Alexus

    I do not like the idea but this is what i think. I would want to have more sports and art class to have fun once and a while . Because we are mostly doing work all day and I love school but we kids need to have fun for once on school days.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
  512. Nicholas

    I think gym because it would help people who are over weight. Some people get bullied for being over weight and I don't think it's right to bully anyone about anything no matter what shape or size. I have been bullied be for and and it's not fun at all.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
  513. Lucy

    I don't think we should have longer days, Because some people have after school stuff.
    And many students just can't stand school. I love school but I wouldn't like extra school.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  514. Berty

    I think that if I was to stay at school longer I think that language arts should be what you would study. I think that because most kids use words like ain't, and peeps.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  515. Alex

    I think they should need more time for math class to get better scores and smarter.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  516. Easton

    I think we need if anything extra in school it should be physical education. The reason I think that because a lot of young kids are overweight, and are not getting enough exercise. Kids who aren't overweight are not social and don't have friends, and just sit down with technology.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
  517. Perry

    If we got 30 more min. of school we could do homework so we don't haft to do it at home and if we have enough time we could learn more about math, reading, science, history or P.E, music, or get outside.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
  518. Jonathan

    If I had an extra hour in a half I will spend by doing a sport like football.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
  519. Selina

    i would spend it culinary but i dont think its a good idea

    December 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  520. Samuel

    I think that some of the the extra minutes should go toward Phy Ed because we need to get more active and take a break off of learning. It's hard to focus when you constantly stare out the window.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  521. Melanie

    If there was an extra school hour every school day I would want to get a tutor.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
  522. Courtney

    if there was an extra hour of school i would want to do some kind of sclass that would help you get in to a good collage

    December 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
  523. waka

    I think it would be good for the school in american canyon cause I have been trying to help.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
  524. Jakob

    I think that we should not have to stay in school for an hour and a half because that is taking time away from basketball and all the teacher would go crazy.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  525. Dakota

    I would have to say more time at school is a good idea cause kids like art and music programs but kids education is important also for their future

    December 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  526. Colin

    I think that spending more time during the day at school is a great idea. Other students around the world are spending much more time in school than we are, and thus are better prepared for when they get out of school. I would spend that extra time taking more mathematics courses

    December 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  527. Caitlin

    I think we should have the extra hour and a half. This way we will have more time for extracurricular activities like music, art, PE, foreign language, etc. Most of my class also thinks we need more time in Language Arts to read because we get really far in our books and don't want to stop. Teachers could also give us more time to do homework in class.(study hall)

    December 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
  528. bobby

    i think that the school day shouldn't be extended for 90 min because people don't like school. also thats something bad to the school because there will be alot of drop outs. last that should never happen because im still in school.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  529. MARQUISE

    I don't think it's a good idea because, some students might not show up to class, it might work if it was a voluntary program. making a voluntary program would be a good idea, because it teaches students things about the skills their interested in.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  530. Maria

    I think it is a good idea because then students will have more oppertunitys to learn and clarify the stuff they are learning in class. Often I am confused even after I have a class, with the longer time period I will have a better chance of understanding the concepts in class.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  531. chazz

    i think its dumb to keep students in school just to bore them

    December 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  532. tyler

    i don't like that they want to make kids spend more time at school because a lot of kids have trouble staying at school for the normal amount of time. i think that if it was a volunteer program it would work because i feel that a lot of students would want to be at school less but i don't really have a say if schools do that but i feel it would be better if they didn't.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  533. poly

    No! Because i really think that it's ok like it is. I think by adding more time to our school is going to not like us have a job or spent time with our firends.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  534. waleel

    i think that going to school for one hour and a half longer is really annoying. i dont want to do that because i really dont care.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  535. kyle

    If school had an extra 90 minutes I would spend my time wisley by sitting there doing nothing. The reason why is because I think school is to long as it is. We sit here in school for 7 hours a day it's exausting.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  536. bradlee

    I love school but i think we need some time off to spend time with family

    December 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  537. Jonah

    I think that instead of adding more time, they should add several extra days, so then students won't have to get so used to the new routine. Plus, a kid being a kid, they would be bored of the extra hours.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
  538. Kenzie

    I think that if the students are going to follow through with it and want to achieve more at school...I think it's a great idea to try a new approach at their study's.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  539. Juliana

    I don't really like school, but this would be good for students who need more help. But kids may ditch school all the time if 90 minutes are added.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  540. Nathan

    I myself don't like school, but i think another hour and a half would help us in the future.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  541. Emily

    Well i think it would be good to get more education cuz if u want a job suck it up and go to school:)

    December 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  542. Abbi

    I think its a good idea.If you want a good job and get paid you should do it but I also think it should be optional like an after school activity you can leave or stay so drop outs wont rise as much.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  543. Isaac

    I believe more time in school will be put to great use for students who need a boost in academics, music, the arts, science, or other bodies of knowledge. I think all schools should have more school time.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
  544. Yasmine

    i believe by adding about 90 minutes to the school day will help students achieve more academically.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
  545. jack

    I think this is great

    December 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
  546. Allen

    Adding more time to the school day is a good idea, but putting it into a use for each individual student's future is a great idea.

    December 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
  547. malicah

    i think that thay shold because they ned another half to learn

    December 6, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
  548. Tyler

    It would work for some kids like tutoring time but for the others it wouldnt be fair

    December 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
  549. malicah

    i think they shold because they need another half to learn

    December 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  550. Jackson

    It wouldn't be fair to the majority of us unless we need help and more time to figure things out to get them done

    December 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  551. Chase

    It often depends for some people. Some might want it if they do not know everything of a certin test to study or to use what information on a homework assignment. Personally, I would love at least 10 more minutes for my 6th period class.

    December 6, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  552. Jake

    YESSSS!!!!

    December 6, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  553. Ryan

    If my school were to stay open for an extra hour and a half, i would like to be spending this time in another class. Because I am taking 2 band classes and 5 core classes in a 7 period day and likely will be throughout all of high school, I have no time available in my class schedule to fulfill the 2 hours of state mandated P.E. credit. Having an extra class in the day would allow me to take all of the classes I want and fulfill the graduation requirements.

    December 6, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
  554. juan

    I think that giving kids an extra 90 minutes of school is good because i like art and orchestra and having that time expanded would be really fun.

    December 6, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
  555. katelyn

    while watching cnn student news, carl rendered about more school time. throughout the country five states have recapitulated about this idea. hopefully this will not happen because so many students have been stressed about the school hours and the school work already, why should they make it harder for us. the amount of hours and work that we have is perfectly fine as it is.

    December 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
  556. Dan

    Although the workplace is becoming much more competitive, and these programs can aid struggling students, increasing school hours even further does not seem fair for students that work so hard in school already. Such career, future, and extra help programs should be optional.

    December 6, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
  557. Grace

    Personally, I think that each student should have a option on how they want to spend their time, so that people who might be drop-outs may want to stay in school if they are going to be doing somemthing that they want to do.

    December 6, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
  558. Kelsey

    I dont think thats fair. Kids dont have a lot of time at home. We barely have time to relax and chill out. We need that time! Some kids dont like school in the summer. If they increase the hours at school they should also decrease the amount of days at school! A lot of kids would rather have more time at home. I do not agree with this idea of a longer school day.

    December 6, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
  559. Christina

    I think the middle schooler was quite right. We want a break from learning. But that doesn't mean we cant have extra time in school clubs, sport teams, or even for some people, Internship.

    December 6, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
  560. Juan

    If my school gave us 90 more minutes of school I would start a big riot i already got people to back me up.

    December 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
  561. Seth

    I support the idea, but I think that we should keep it how it is. No one wants to stay in school for a whole hour. If you cram more hours in it will just put more stress on students

    December 6, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
  562. Kim

    I think there should be an extra hour and half or longer because it gives teachers more time to teach a lesson instead of rushing through a lesson that some students might not understand. I would like that extra time to be split among each class.

    December 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
  563. Juan

    i think its a great idea because having your time extended for the articular classes is fun.

    December 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm |
  564. Daniel

    you can use that time to go outside for recess so people can be active

    December 6, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
  565. Mimi

    I think it would be good to have an extra hour in school.... I mean that extra hour would help you in the future. i would be pschyed to do it...

    December 6, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
  566. Michael

    I don't think it's a good idea to add school hours unless it's for sports, music or for students who need help with homework. If it's not for those reasons it's just less time for students to finish homework at home.

    December 6, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
  567. Kyle

    I believe that it is a great idea. It shows more opportunities in the education. I don't feel every student needs to stay an extra hour. Only students that may need help could go.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:08 pm |
  568. McKenzi

    It is a good idea to have more classes, but not such a good idea to have more hours of the day because we have dance and sports and other thing to do after school and if school goes another hour and a half we wont have time to do everything we need to do each day.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
  569. serenity

    I think that those students shouldn't have that extra time an school because they have a specific time to leave school and might have important after school activites that day.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
  570. serenity

    I think that those students shouldn't have that extra time in school because some kids might have important afterschool activities they might need to attend to.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
  571. Mrs.Miller 5th block

    you can use the time to go outside so you can enjoy the fresh air on a sunny day

    December 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
  572. Arturo

    I think its a wonderful idea. Well for high school students, they should spend it about talking about college. Because I'm a junior and still don't know much about it. But there other things you could do with this time period. Just one idea from me. But I completely support this idea.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
  573. Kim

    I would like to spend the time more on academics than activities like drama because academicis could help you with jobs, and help make that unemployment rate go down.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
  574. seth

    if it means more time at jobes it is worth it so yea

    December 6, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
  575. Kim

    I would like to spend the extra time on academics than activities like drama because academics could help you with jobs and help the unemployment rate go down.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
  576. Sophia

    I think that this will be a helpful way to get students jobs. I know I would like the program. If you dont want to go, dont go.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm |
  577. Morgan

    I think that we should get more time in school but use that time to do school activites, homework, or read. it might be long, but it will be worth it.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:29 pm |
  578. Devin

    Students should have more time at school because that will increase their knowledge in subjects they are failing in.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:32 pm |
  579. Rachel

    Most kids want time off of school, like me, but if it was to help keep my grades up, plan for the future, or to to extra curricular activities AND it would help me in the long run, I AM ALL FOR IT!!!!!!!

    December 6, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
  580. RACHEL

    I feeel that we should not have more school. i feel this because we already have a lot of home work and almost 7 hours of school! If anything we should have less school

    December 6, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  581. Angeles

    If we are getting more school hours, it would be awesome to have a class of music, dance or P.E to use our time wisely. In addition, for those who plan to go to college, they could have a career counseling class where they can know what to do when they graduate. Additing another period to our schedule wouldn't be a bad idea if we use our time wisely and even better if we get credit for the extra hours.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm |
  582. Rachel

    Most kids would want time off of school, like me, but if it was to help keep my grades up, plan for the future, or have time to do extra curricular activities, and it would help me in the long run, then I am all for it!!!

    December 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm |
  583. aessi

    I think it a good idea to have more time at school, because we will be able to learn more and be able to have more time for our class electives. i strongly agree

    December 6, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
  584. Georgine

    I Really Dont Think There Shouldn't Be More Time Added In School Because Kids Spend Most There Time Skipping Class Then Being In Class So Adding More Time Would Be A Waste Of Time

    December 6, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
  585. Michaela

    I don't think they should do that because kids want something fun to do! They also don't think that you should spend 90 extra minutes at school just to find a job! Tey think that you can do that on your own time... but that also takes time from your own personal needs... so I could see both sides. And I know that all teachers want is what is best for us and them. They are just trying to help. Like my teacher Mr. Carswell, he is awesome! I bet if we didn't drive him nuts that he would agree with theese people whoever they are... I am a little bit on both sides, I don't think that the other kids are on the side thet the other people are. I like this idea to help the kids because they need money to go to college and they need money so they can go out on their own and actually take care of themselves.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
  586. alex

    I don't think kids should spend more time in school because they have other things to do like sports, or some activities, and they would probably want to see there family.

    December 6, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
  587. Rafael

    I think by students spending more time in school that they will learn more and understand the educational opportunities given to them

    December 6, 2012 at 7:02 pm |
  588. Mariko

    I really don't think that having kids stay for longer after school is going to help. Kids practically die waiting for the last bell to ring. Kids who don't like school might drop out because they don't want to be at school for longer then they have to.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:10 pm |
  589. jacob

    i think less time because kids just want rest until the next day

    December 6, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
  590. Brandon

    Honestly, it's not so bad to have an extra hour of school. Many people have succeeded in life because of their drive to do better. Talk about perseverance! Usually, those who put more in get more out.Unfortunately, others don't look at the benefits of an extra hour. In today's society, students are myopic as to how teachers are also giving up their own time to aid them. In good time, they will eventually realize what this really means.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:18 pm |
  591. bryce

    I think we could make it time you can get your homework done. If you get your homework done you could play on your electronics or draw and many other things.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm |
  592. Sarah

    I think that kids do want less time for regular classes but what we need is about a half in hour more of band or drama classes. It is also the principal's choice of what the kids need.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
  593. Daniella

    i think this time should be used for academics. If students are failing they need extera practice with out the ability to do math and science it may be harder for you to get a job in the future. I understand that most students would rather do physical education, art, or music but i believe that education like math and science comes first

    December 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm |
  594. Charlene

    I think that it is very stupid!All kids want to go home as soon as possible. i am in 7th grade so i know.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
  595. Annie

    spending more time at school? i would if it was for choir or band or orchestra. not for social studies and all that stuff. for extra curricular and that good jazz.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm |
  596. Elizabeth

    Isn't there a limit for how much time we spend in school? I would want to spend it learning more about the job I want when I grow up, but we already have those classes available. We have a music and drama program at my school, and several classes that would fill that extra hour. I guess some schools don't have as good of a program, but for me that extra hour is just a waste of time. I need those after school hours, and I know others need them more than me. Have they even considered the fact that some people have really busy lives after school?

    December 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
  597. matthew

    I would totally not give more time, and if you did I bet kids and teens would try to escape school.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
  598. ABBY

    i think kid should not have more hours of school! i think that if we have more hours of school the students should choose if want more hours or not.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
  599. matthew

    I would totally not give more time or else kids would try to escape.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
  600. Allison

    I think that this is a great idea! Although students would be in school longer, they would be able to participate in a lot more educationally-enriching programs and would obtain skills they didn't think possible. If schools stayed open another hour and a half all students would benefit. The student could stay for after school tutoring if needed or they could just go and learn something that they have never done before. Many students have trouble with transportation for after school activities, I being one of them, and this would be a great way for students to be able to go to these would-be in-school activities and still be able to get a ride home on the bus. There would honestly be less stress involved. I think the real reason students don't like this program is because every generation is becoming lazier and lazier. I think that most students in this generation don't want to stay after school because they don't want to be involved in the extra work and instead want to go sit on a couch, eat ice cream, and watch TV. In reality, extra school time and work and tutoring opportunities are exactly what these students need. These are usually the students who are not doing so well in school so it would be benificial for them to be able to stay after school, ask their teachers questions, apply concepts, and still be able to get home on the bus. Also, these lazy students need to learn how to work so that they can be able to get a job in the future and have the motivation to do it because they've worked before. Employment rates, especially in youth, would dramatically increase and laziness which ties to obesity, could be stopped which would in turn decrease the American obesity rates of future generations. This would be a great step for our country's future to have the work ethic to problem solve and find new ways to produce energy, save energy, protect military with better camouflage, etc. All in all, adding one and a half hours every day to a school day would be extremely benificial and students would be able to learn skills not taught inside a classroom and get help with skills that they are having trouble comprehending. This would cause a ton of future benefits like decreased obesity rates and increased employment rates, which would completely move our economy in a better direction.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
  601. Alberto

    Clearly, another hour and a half of school seems daft but it could also be useful. In school, there is not much time to do anything but classwork. With another hour and a half of school people could finish their homework. With this opportunity, the hour and a half will most likely be spent on Math work. Obviously, it would also probably be spent playing sports with other people. This time would also be spent on the U.S. History. Doing this will start a vast argument in school and hopefully it won't happen.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:39 pm |
  602. Lexi

    Extra time at school is nice for High School students to use that time for working on college applications, and/or taking extra classes for credits to graduate. Middle School students also have the advantage with this time to get ready for High School.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:40 pm |
  603. Alexa

    I think that if I was getting really bad grades, I would be spending the extra time for the social studies classes, science classes, or whatever class I was behind on. If i am doing good in school, then I would do the internship or apprenticeships classes. That way, I would have a better chance getting a job in this economy. The way the economy is now, people have to have a great education to get a decent job.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:40 pm |
  604. Helen

    I don't think this is a good idea because some kids have sports right after school, and if you spend more time in school, more kids wont want to do their homework, which would increase dropout rates in junior high and high school

    December 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm |
  605. Justin

    Students dont need to spend more time in school because students are the most stressed out people due to homework or just studying for test. It's very difficult on students, and myself being a student, we just need a break from school not more time.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:54 pm |
  606. KeKe

    I would like to spend it in art. It would make it feel more like you're at an activity center instead of at school, which would give you a break from all the learning. Although, the extra time could be used as a study hall so students can get help on assignments without staying after school, or just get a head start on their homework.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
  607. Rivers

    i would spend my time in art and music because if we had more time in these classes we will be using more of are creative side of our brain.

    December 6, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
  608. Justin

    No. The amount of education and headaches we get per day is enough. An hour and a half extra is way too much. Maybe if we need help on certain subjects, we can find a different way to work it out.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
  609. Lisa

    I think it will be a great chance for students to get more job experience and internship opportunities. I t will also give students the chance to get out in the world and get a good start on our futures. However, I think teachers will abuse this extra time and it will make school less fun instead of more fun.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
  610. CARLEE

    It wouldnt be fair because we shoud at least ge to spend time with our family and friends at least

    December 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
  611. Abrielle

    I think that more time at school is a bad idea. This is because people who want to learn and succeed will be in school. While others will bail day in and day out. we can't force anybody to learn let alone come to school for a longer amount of time. So we should leave it the way it is.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
    • Ayla

      I agree

      December 6, 2012 at 8:18 pm |
  612. Ashton

    I would love the opportunity to have an internship at school. An hour and a half a day is a small price to pay for a leg up in a competitive job market.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm |
  613. jeremiah

    i think that if we did get more school time we could learn alot more and get more close to our friends

    December 6, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  614. Abrielle

    No, School should not be extended parents and family would have to change there daily schedule for this. I think it's to much to handle

    December 6, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  615. Nutmeg

    If I was kept in school for another hour and a half, I'd like to get more education or extra curricular activities like art and drama. It would be worth it to stay in school for the extended time.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:27 pm |
  616. Madison

    Yes,I LOVE the idea of more time at school. I'm needing help in spelling so this mite help me by myself.I'm also invalided with after school actives so I wound have to cut some of these which wound mack me upset. my parents say to prepare for the future and with the fiscal cliff commencing, even though I'm in elementary school I need a good future.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
  617. Ethan

    Honestly, it is completly unfair to extend school hours to those who have extra curricular activities. If the school hours extended, many students will be in a dilemma trying to go to activities outside of school. Not to mention the increase of stress students will encounter from the extended hours. After school, is a time for students to get away from the stresses of school a time to placate themselves. If this does become canon in schools that would be an abhorrent decision for many students. Truly, the choice of lengthening school hours is extremely controversial.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
  618. felicity

    no! more time at school kids are already overwhelmed by the amount of work etc. so more would be too overwhelming!

    December 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
  619. yaa yaa

    i think it is a great idea because if the you are in high school and you want to go to a great college then that extra time can be for extra curricular activities and you can go far with just 90 extra min a day

    December 6, 2012 at 8:48 pm |
  620. Ryan

    With job loss and all of the other hardships we are going through in the U.S right now, children are being needed at home to help with cooking, and helping babysit younger siblings. And having and extra hour and a half at school will prevent children from helping their family. I think having school run longer is a terrible idea.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:48 pm |
  621. Abi

    i think that we shouldnt because 1) school is 7 hours and also 2) I know that it would be good but not run by the school system. Maybe a buisness it would help create jobs to for America.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
  622. Christian

    I would only stay if it was like a job and I was making a profit. Otherwise I would get a real job.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
  623. lucy

    you may have school activities are after school and get home at 6:00 and might not be able to finish your homework and you may have to stay up very late to finish it. But it is also good because you will get more learning and their would be more time added in class.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm |
  624. Sofie

    The schools are doing a good thing by helping kids get more involved, but I wouldn't want to stay in school longer. Some kids might do other activities not in school so it would be unfair for those kids.

    December 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm |
  625. Alejandro

    yes because we can learn more and teachers can give more time for students to do their homework

    December 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm |
  626. Maddie

    Well you just have to think the more time you get at school the more knowledge you will earn. I think that time should be spent in either LA or math because those are the two the subjects we will need more in our aduly lives.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
  627. William

    I think that students should spend more time in school, so they can get in to better colleges and get better jobs.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:19 pm |
  628. Jalil

    I think they shouldnt put more time in for school because teachers and students need more time away from school for more rest or something else.

    shout out to KMS hawks in Kernersville North Carolina

    December 6, 2012 at 9:21 pm |
  629. Caleb

    I would be glad to have extra time at school. I feel as if the time right now isn't enough, and the extra time could really boost up my grade, and my peer's.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:21 pm |
  630. Keeton

    I think it is unfair to be adding an hour and a half more of school time everyday because I simply don't have that kind of time. However if I were forced to go to this school, I would want to spend this time in creative arts classes because many schools don't have enough art, music or drama programs

    December 6, 2012 at 9:22 pm |
  631. jackie

    i think we shouldnt stay at school longer, we already spend enough time there and we need time to do homework and relax.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
  632. Aisha

    I would spend it on gym because some people just aren't really in shape these days. We need to stay active and healthy and improve our way of living.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
  633. Brandon

    So i think that we should have an extra hour and a half of school because, if we had an extra hour of school the kids who don't have enough time to do their homework would have that extra hour of school to do their homework. and Like another city her in Montana They have an extra hour and a half of school and they get Friday's off. therefore we should have an extra hour of school. plus for the kids who actually care about their education they can go and do the stuff that you were talking about on December 6, 2012. so that is why i think that we should have an extra hour and a half of school time. thank you for your time and cooperation.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:32 pm |
  634. Cameron

    Taking the time to ratiocinate about how to spend the hour is crucial. Personally, utalizing the extra amount of time doing physical activies would be drastically beneficial to schools. Clearly, it would lead to more active kids and students would eventually obtain the desire to exercise, have fun, and be healthy!

    December 6, 2012 at 9:40 pm |
  635. Sara

    If school was extended, I would want to be able to take art. If we were to have to spend an extra hour or so in class, then I would want it to be to take a class that I am able to enjoy that I cannot take now. But I also think if we have an extra hour that it should be directed to education. At this time, I think it would be cogent for me to have that extra hour as a study hall. In class, we may end up with a vast amount of homework or a colussus test. It would be meritorious if we could have a study hall to study for tests or to do some homework.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
  636. Sasha

    If my school was planing to stay open for an extra hour and a half, I would want to spend it by participating in extracurricular activities. These activities outside the academic area helps students be creative and have an open mind. It also helps student discover a secret talent they might have and improve themselves in something other than academics. It's also much more fun and exciting.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
  637. Isabella

    I think that it would be good IF the kids got to choose what they wanted to work on. I would personally want to do drama or some sort of singing or dancing classes. It also really depends on what type of student your talking about some will use it as a tool in life others don't really care, I see it in my school all the time.

    December 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm |
  638. Long

    I would want to spend it in the library studying and reading books to get smarter

    December 6, 2012 at 9:56 pm |
  639. Gio

    In today's schools, most students ratiocinate that getting out of school earlier is better. Adding an hour and half more to the 6 hour school day may render students to stop going to school. Kids don't really want to stay that long. According to majority of students, they do not support this addition to the day. If kids are doing bad in school, then they should take a recovery class, not put more time in the day. Not all students need the extra classes. In other words, it is not necessary to add an hour an a half to the school day

    December 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm |
  640. Edwin

    I think that if our high school does extend i think i shouldnt be academic i think it should be spent on pysical education. Its better than any other subjct in school.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:01 pm |
  641. karen

    i think we should make school longer. more education for kids. and also we shold make it pe.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
  642. Edwin

    I think we shoud mak school longer and make it pe becaus at my high school it passes time so we should make school longer and also make it pysical education.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
  643. Olivia

    Having more school days or longer school days would just make me want to drop out of school because we already have a long time of just strait school work and if we add more time in school just to do stuff we don't necessarily need to know then it should just be a choice and you just stay after school an extra hour for it instead of being forced to do it and stay in school longer plus people might have other sports or programs to do during that time

    December 6, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
  644. Danielle

    Adding more time to school would be a seminal, cogent idea. However, this additional hour should be spent doing activities or having free time. To give an example, students could be given ten minutes rather than five between classes. Instead of thirty minutes, lunch time could be an hour. Other suggestions may be to have a study hall period or allow students more extracurricular activities. Basically, the extra time added to school should be leisurely.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:08 pm |
  645. Robbie

    I would want more gym, a study hall and/or a break time to prepare for my classes.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm |
  646. Savannah

    I think the schools should add the time to the end of the day because, depending on the parents it might make them presure their kids into doing homework instead of doing video games. But I can also see how this would make more kids drop out. But it all comes down to what you do in that extra time.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:18 pm |
  647. Julia

    Most kids already spend extra time after school in clubs; having an extra ninety minutes for internships, arts, and sports doesn't really make much of a difference except ensuring that programs like that stay in place.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:20 pm |
  648. Julie

    I believe that this is what we need, since this will allow some of us who need Fine Arts credits and are unable to take the classes because we are planning and taking Advance Placement classes.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm |
  649. Alessandro

    To many students that go to school and workk very hard, giving them another half or one hour of school might not seem as a very cogent idea. Many students would like those hours that were are used in school, for something that is not school related like, going to baseball practice, or swimming practice, even just sitting
    at home and watching television. Before putting this "great" idea to work, they sould ask the students how they feel about this new plan. But it seems that, most of the feedback might be a very extravagant NO. Unless you really love school and live inside it. But this idea in the hand book of idea's, will be a very bad idea for the studentbody of America.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:39 pm |
  650. Preston

    I think the students should be able to choose what they do during that time. Kids who need extra help in a subject can get the help. Others can choose to enhance other things like singing or drama.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:42 pm |
  651. Jalen

    I think giving students more time at school is appropriate, and it gives them more time to learn.

    December 6, 2012 at 10:52 pm |
  652. Taylor

    I think putting extra time in the school day is a bad idea. People complain now that they want to get out of school. Now, making extra time in the day, will just lead to controversy. So, i believe having more time put into the day wouldn't work, and too many people will complain.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:01 pm |
  653. Haden

    I would want to spend the extra hour and a half doing homework so we don't have to do it at home, and if that couldn't be an option I would want it to be free time instead of extra "lessons" because we have been doing just fine with 7-8 hours.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:07 pm |
  654. Emmanuel

    Bad idea yo, kids think the time we have now is too long imagine what kids will think when it gets longer.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:16 pm |
  655. Charlie

    I think that more time at school is good for the students because they learn more and get to understand their subject better.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm |
  656. Kyndall

    More time in school would definitely benefit the students. It doesn't have to be regular classes you are strengthening your mind in; it can also be music, art, and things such as that which would also help benefit the students. Some students really need the help and the schools are only trying to help.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:33 pm |
  657. Joseph

    While having a hour and a half of extra school, electives would be the most extravagant activities to participate in. Having drama, study hall, or additional languages are cogent ideas for the school board. After all the core classes end, many students prefer to sedate themselves and relax with subjects that are fun-filled. Vast amount of students want to leave school to have free time at their house. Even though having additional time added in, kids can spend with diligence and gain knowledge. Honestly, electives would make it better for children that are going to be spending their time at school.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:33 pm |
  658. Rachel

    More time in school has no guarantee that it will bring up grades, and it will take time away from students who would rather invest that time in sports or getting a job.

    December 6, 2012 at 11:45 pm |
  659. adrian

    I think it good because they get smarter and get ready for live

    December 6, 2012 at 11:48 pm |
  660. Jorden

    I personally think that more school is awful.we learn enough now. it would be better if we get 4 days a school but add an extra hour. the time stays the same but we get an extra day or rest

    December 7, 2012 at 12:13 am |
  661. Kiana

    Even though it may not mean more time in main classes, like math or social studies, most kids would not like it if there was more time added to their day at school. We need more time at home with friends and family, and to be able to do homework and study. And can the government even afford to keep the children at school for longer amount of time?

    December 7, 2012 at 12:16 am |
  662. Elijah

    I think it is a good idea because it gives a student who wants a better shot in life a chance to succeed in life.

    December 7, 2012 at 12:17 am |
  663. Spring

    It's not about the formal studying of textbooks. it will be good for going-to-be graduates.

    December 7, 2012 at 12:17 am |
  664. Cristobal

    I think this would be one of the best ways to get into college and it is also good for extra curricular activities. But it should be optional like an after school program.

    December 7, 2012 at 12:43 am |
  665. Branden

    I think longer school hours are a good thing. We need to catch up to the other country’s because we are getting left behind and if we want to have a better future for America then we should increase the school hours, start to enforce the rules more in schools, and uniforms probably wouldn’t be a bad idea either with uniforms in schools. I think the bullying rate would decrease dramatically and there would be a more professional view amongst all students and a stronger sense of equality. I myself may not enjoy the outcome of some of the stuff that I have listed but if it well help America then I’d be glad to do anything even if I can’t join the military.

    December 7, 2012 at 1:10 am |
    • Bryan

      Quit kidding yourself- First of all, bullying rates would not decrease due to uniforms (which would be quite uncomfortable and therefore distracting). And as for catching up to other countries- how would this help? We need children to be raised better from birth. The way many children are raised now- they simply cannot compete with children in other countries who are raised to always do their best- and indeed, in some of these better-scoring countries, students not reaching certain levels are dropped from the school system. In order for our numbers to compete with theirs, we would have to drop all special-education and remedial classes, and focus on making the smart smarter, leaving the others behind. The extra hour at school would simply add to the whole "dumb the smart kids down to keep them at the pace of those who cannot be "left behind"" mindset currently running American schools.

      December 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  666. Matt

    As a student athlete and musician, I definitely spend enough time at school as is. Some days I get to school at 7am and leave school at 9pm – 14 hours straight. If I get home around 9:30 and wake up the next morning at 6:30, that's 1 hour at home to finish all my homework and eat dinner before it cuts into the recommended 8 hours of sleep.
    Where is this extra hour and a half going to come from?

    December 7, 2012 at 1:18 am |
  667. Elise

    The program will give you more educational opportunities, which means you can get a better job in the future.

    December 7, 2012 at 5:36 am |
  668. Emile

    The kids should be able to chose if they want to do the extra 90 minutes. Some kids have after school programs like soccer or tennis. But if you were behind in a topic it would be a great way to catch up. The kids should have the right to choose if they want to do the extra hour or no.

    December 7, 2012 at 7:29 am |
  669. Alyssa

    I think that it really matters what you are doing, if it is just Fine Arts, and such things, no I don't think it is neccassary, however if they are looking for a job, their 'Extra-Class-Time' may be helpful to get them where they are needed.

    December 7, 2012 at 8:17 am |
  670. Marquavious

    I think we should do both academics and job training. By doing that we can train them how to do certain jobs and get extra help and understanding. We show people that we can do the jobs and the necessary to improve literacy rates and GDP. With the academics more students need more help with math. According to Nation's report card 38% of 12th graders struggle with math. With job training we can teach them how to speak and articulate in a manner people can understand.

    December 7, 2012 at 8:39 am |
  671. Annsley

    I would not enjoy having to stay an extra hour and a half at school, but if I had to I would spend my extra time doing important things such as homework. I am also an officer in every club at my school, so I would spend my time getting things orgainzed and meetings planned.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:17 am |
  672. Hunter

    I would want to spend more time practicing baseball and basketball. We could have weight lifting classes to make our athletes better. We could also have a longer study hall period.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:23 am |
  673. Meagan

    I would want to spend more time in ACT and SAT prep classes. We could also spend more time in a study hall class. This would also give us more time to practice sports.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:31 am |
  674. Talia

    I don't really like school, most kids don't, but if i had no choice then i would want the extra time to be A sport like soccer or maybe art class. something that isn't as stressing as learning. Maybe Science Labs or something where you can have fun and learn at the same time.!

    December 7, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  675. Jacob

    I don't think we should have more time at school because if you're parents can't pick you up you will have to walk home what if you're house i far from the school.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  676. Braiden

    I don't think that we need more time at school because we already spend about 7 hours a day! That's 1/3 of our day! We'll be worn out too because we will have less time to do our homework.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  677. Daniel

    no i simple think it is a bad idea

    December 7, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  678. mikey

    I think more time at school is not a good idea because we already have enough time to learn everything we need to know.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:43 am |
  679. Wesley

    I think that if we spend more time at school we need to have more electives that can give you a better chance in other fields.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:43 am |
  680. Jenna

    I think it's not going to be a very good.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:43 am |
  681. Thomas

    I think that it is a bad idea to add time to school because if we add time to school people might want to dropout because they don't like the hours that they would have.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:43 am |
  682. Cori

    Although I agree the fact that more school time could benefit kids, I also agree that it is completely unfair! Try not to forget the fact that we have lives outside of school too.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  683. Mikey

    I dont think there should more time at school

    December 7, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  684. Heather

    When there is more time at school then Teachers will have to spend more time at school are they going to get the extra money? I don't think so.............

    December 7, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  685. Shannon

    i think that it would not be a good idea because some kids and teachers get sick of teaching or learning and some kids don't want to be bullied because of kids can get hurt like killing themselfs

    December 7, 2012 at 9:47 am |
  686. russell

    i hate the idea of more school but it dose give us i chance to work more on the subject we need help in.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:48 am |
  687. luis

    more time in school is very boring and we have to have more work in school and do not come sinuses put stinks are idiots if you come just for nerds have

    December 7, 2012 at 9:51 am |
  688. Vivek

    I think it was a great idea because the teachers can interact with the students. I think it's also a great idea because your getting a lot more knowledge and you focus on your week subjects.

    I also love the internship idea because lots of people aren't getting jobs and their very on school is providing them a job and they get to meet their friends.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:51 am |
  689. Yomara

    I go to a school where there is a longer school day. We get out at 4:00 and I would rather spend my time drawing and signing, not stuck in a chair listening to my teacher talk.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  690. Felipe

    At me school we all get out at 4:00PM. I think that they need to use the extra time for helping students doing homework or anything else they need help on.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  691. Fernando

    I think that time should be used to learn about music, art, and other enrichment classes.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  692. Alondra

    I don't think it is helpful because at my school we already have extra time in school. The hour and a half can be better spent by doing clubs or activities.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:20 am |
  693. Diego

    At my school we get out at 4:00. I think that the other schools should use their extra time doing Art/Music/P.E. I think this because not many schools have Art/Music/P.E.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  694. Annette

    My school already has a longer school day that ends at 4:00pm. Our extra time really isn't that useful. I would prefer if they could change it into homeroom time, PE, art, or music instead.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:22 am |
  695. Virginia

    I don't think it's a good idea because lots of people grow tired during a long day, and when people are tired, they get stressed out. Also, kids need plenty of time to do their homework, have dinner, and get some free time.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:24 am |
  696. Pedro

    I think they should have more time so students could have more friends and get to know people they don't know.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  697. Gabriela

    I think students should have more hours in school because it would prevent them from waisting time in something they aren't supposed to do. It would also help them if they could choose which class they want to be in.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  698. Valeria

    It is a good idea because students can go to classes for extra work or when they are failing. Also, they can go to drama class, art class, and music.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  699. Nicole

    I think it's a good idea to add more hours to the school day. I think so because failing students would get more help and could get their grades up. As for passing students, they could take a drama or art class.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  700. Zazil

    I thin kit's abad idea to add another 90 minutes, because then people will be restless. I think it should be optional for the students, except if a person is failing, then they should have to stay to get help.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:28 am |
  701. Joanna

    If I would have an extra hour, I think it would be nice to have trips to hospitals, offices, and restaurants, etc so kids get to know which job would be good to work at when they grow up. Kids could also read or help clean the campus. Kids will have fun with the time if we do certain projects like experiments, art, dance, music, and PE, all when they can learn at the same time.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:29 am |
  702. Lilly

    It's good in theory but it will not actually work. because since it is at school, kids will treat it like school. Which means that they will treat it badly.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  703. Jailee

    As a student that already has a longer school day, I think it's a bad idea because we don't have any sports teams.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  704. Edrick

    As a student that spends extra time in school I think it's a bad idea to add extra time to school because students need a break from learning and need to spend more time at home.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  705. Daisy

    As a student in a school with more hours, I agree with adding more school hours to other schools because many students enjoy art and music which I think are the 2 subjects added to our school day.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  706. Ariana

    As a student that already has a longer school day I think they extra time should be used for the arts, sports, and other things. Not classes you already get.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:31 am |
  707. Citlalli

    I already have a longer school day. We spend it in clubs after school, and I think that other schools should do the same.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  708. Vanessa

    We use our time in our longer school day doing each subject twice. I think extending the schol day is good because you get to learn more each day and have time to do homework.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  709. Itzuri

    I think the extra time should be used for adding recess, because we need more fresh air and we're in class all the time.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  710. Alondra

    I think they should use the extra time for clubs, lunch and recess.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  711. Jacquelin

    As a student with a longer school day I would rather spend my time in an art club or class.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  712. Brett

    I'd probably spend it doing missing work and homework

    December 7, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  713. christian

    i agree with this

    December 7, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  714. peter

    i would want to do missing work to bring my grades up

    December 7, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  715. brandon

    no more learning !!!!

    December 7, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  716. Kenny

    I think that if people are going to be spending more time at school it should be there choice, but it will have to be school appropriate.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  717. jake

    students don't want more school time they want less

    December 7, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  718. Taylor

    I think it should be for food (But better food!!)

    December 7, 2012 at 10:43 am |
  719. channler

    Kid shouldn't have to stay in school longer because they would prefer be at home

    December 7, 2012 at 10:43 am |
  720. caca

    i don't think we should have more time at school because us kids need a break to spend time with family,friends and etc.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:43 am |
  721. Kaylee

    I don't think we should have more school because it makes the children tired and you need 8-10 hours to sleep and we don't get 8-10 hours a day now

    December 7, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  722. Lynzee

    No! We already have to go to school 7 hours a day! It's not like many of us try as it is, giving us more hours would make us all give up. I know I would. PROTESTATION! STRIKE!

    December 7, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  723. Bree

    Honestly, I don't think they should do that. I'm not saying this just because I'm a child that doesn't enjoy going to school for 7 hours every week day. I'm saying this because most children have lives at home, therefore they wouldn't want to be at school for even longer. WE HAVE LIVES!

    December 7, 2012 at 10:45 am |
  724. kevin

    kids shouldn't be at school more because we don't want to be at school that much

    December 7, 2012 at 10:45 am |
  725. takoda

    i do not think it would idea because some kids dont like to wake up in the morning and some people get mad at teachers so thats why they dont want more time in school

    December 7, 2012 at 10:45 am |
  726. Gabrielle

    i think no i think kids and tenns should pay attention in class and we should not stay at school cause most of us want to get out of school and spend time with family

    December 7, 2012 at 10:45 am |
  727. kylie

    i think i would be good for the students that are failing in classes but for the kids that are not failing should not have more time in school and learn something they already know

    December 7, 2012 at 10:47 am |
  728. Caylor

    although some kids may enjoy an extra hour in school I think adding time to a school day will only encourage some kids to skip school or even drop out. But in the end it is not my disision

    December 7, 2012 at 10:47 am |
  729. Allison

    I would probably do homework or study for tests.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:53 am |
  730. Averi

    I think that kids should not have more time at school because many of us don't get to see our parents because we leave so early and now we would be getting home late.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:54 am |
  731. Allison

    I would be very disappointed in my school district if this happened to my middle school. All kids want to do is go home after a long day of learning. If school was longer kids who didn't need a tutor or extra help would be extremely bored.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:59 am |
  732. Saundra

    I think that idea is awesome, because then the students get to spend extra time on the things that they want to do, like singing for Chorus, or practicing their math skills, or Band. I would want to spend the time being in Chorus, or possibly in Drama.

    December 7, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  733. Nick

    I think more time at school would be unnecessary because we already have a law telling how much time we need to spend at school.

    December 7, 2012 at 11:41 am |
  734. Daniel

    I think extra time at school stinks because us kids go to school 5 days out of the week at least we could get a little more time at home to do our homework etc.

    December 7, 2012 at 11:41 am |
  735. Marianita

    I really wouldn't care my personal opinion is I'm all for school because more electives time like Band. I don't think we get enough time for Band.

    December 7, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  736. Kailey

    I think its a good idea for students who want to participate in it but for those students who don't want to shouldn't have to.

    December 7, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  737. Jade

    Yes, I think we should have more time at school . It will keep us occupied and out of trouble . We all probably need more help on a grade or something .

    December 7, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  738. mike

    we sound not have more school cause we learn enough .

    December 7, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  739. halle

    if the students that want more hours of school then they can have more hours of school, but for the students that don't want more hours of school then they shouldn't have to have more hours of school.

    December 7, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  740. Hong

    Well back in my home country we went to school for several hours. It was a long day of work and a late night of sleep. Sometimes I would get any sleep. I actually think 90 minutes isn't too bad.

    December 7, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  741. Mr Cam's Special Ed Class

    We think it is a good thing for kids to get as much school as they can so they can have a bright future.

    December 7, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  742. Katherine

    i think it a great idea because we can get smarter and reduce the risk of dropping out and some of you guys wont like it because of all the work but Carl sead that it will be for elective so school can be lot more fun . so do it

    December 7, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  743. marie

    I think it fine because you can get more stuff done like late work.I would agree to it

    December 7, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  744. Mr. G's Social Studies class

    Our class believes the time should be spent for sports. Holding practice during school time may increase student participation.

    December 7, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  745. Allison

    I think there should be more shcool time, it gives more time to do subjects..

    December 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  746. Regan

    I would....... hang out with my friends in classes and/or activities we all like. Also Music and Art and fun thing!

    December 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm |
  747. Jennifer

    I honestly do not think the 90 minute school increase is a good idea. I, as a high school student, find it hard enough to stay in school for the 6 1/2 hours that we alre

    December 7, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
  748. Alexander

    I think this extra hour and a half would be a good idea if it is for internship or anything that will help us with jobs in our futures. these days, it is very hard to get a job with the economy so if the school will help us get jobs with this internship program then i say go right ahead and give the extra hour and a half.

    December 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  749. Tristan

    I feel that this is good for some and bad for others. to those who want to get an early start on a career, this is a good idea. Others, like me, have jobs right now that they need to focus on as well. I'm only voting in favor of this if an extra hour and a half can get me out of homework.

    December 7, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
  750. Hannah

    If we had to be in school and extra hour and a half I would like to see that time spent on physical education. In America I don't think that kids get enough physical education. There are a lot of kids that play sports and get physical stuff to do afterschool but for those that don't play a sport probably don't. Let's get everyone up and moving instead of just sitting in classes all day.

    December 7, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
  751. Dylan

    I think that it's a great opportunity to earn extra credits, but most kids aren't looking forward to less sunlight after school.

    December 7, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
  752. larry

    I believe that education is very important ,but kids who have bad grades, likely are bored and disinterested already because they sit in school for too long anyway. the extended school periods will make kids more likely to drop out.

    December 7, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
  753. nick

    I think this is a good oppurtunity to create things for kids to do after school. Also if kids choose to do it or not then thats there own choice, but just as much it well help the kids with issues with jobs to learn a trade and or a scolarship for better education. This will help countless amounts of kids .

    December 7, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
  754. Mariah

    probably trying an internship.

    December 7, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  755. christian

    I do not think this is a good idea. I think we should have less school not more

    December 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
  756. Melody

    I think it would be good to get more time at school thers never enough hours in the day anyway i rather be at school then at home.

    December 7, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
  757. shaeleigh

    More time at school wouldn't anyone (even me) even though we stay in school for 6 hours or more. There should be one extra hour or 45 minutes if teachers need the time for the whole school. I think it might be helpful and children might get a better education and if they want to go to a really good high schoolor college if the students are graduating from their normal schools.

    December 7, 2012 at 1:35 pm |
  758. Bryan

    I don't like the idea of more school.I like to go home and rest for football practice.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  759. Ashtin

    I would spend it in culinary class

    December 7, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
  760. Kayley

    I would like to do homework, chorus, social time, and have a snack. These are some of the things I do when i get home from school. If I could get some of them done in school, i woud have more free time and family time when i get home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 7, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
  761. Taylor

    I would spend more time in gym to work on my athletic skills.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  762. Aleasia

    I woulld like to do chorus, homewok, arts, social time, get on our kindle fires, phones, ipods, ipad,etc. thats what i would like to do if we have more school time

    December 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
  763. Gwendolyn

    I would like to have drama classes,sports,and I would like to have more time to finish classwork and homework.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
  764. Devin

    I would go play sports in the gym, or do my homework.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
  765. jayce

    If there was an extra hour and a half of school i would like to do something other then learning, like recess or gym classes or maybe even art class.I wouldn't want to do more learning because sometimes we need a break.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  766. Kayla

    I think that if all shools got more time, that we should have more arts/specials.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  767. John

    If all schools got more time i would spend that time by doing sports and music.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  768. austin

    that is a good idea for kids future but kids need a break from school. so maybe you should only do 45 minutes.the kids who need more help should go to do extra classes. for kids who have good grades and dont need help they should go to specials like library,music,health,and gym.or also kids could use that time so teachers know the kids do their homework.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
  769. JoAnne

    I would defiantly spend the time doing homework becasue I get home very late on weekdays and that extra time would be of great use!

    December 7, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
  770. reynaldo

    No more time at school It already wastes most of the student time.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
  771. smiley

    I think it could be good for kids that dont have nothing to do after school each day

    December 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  772. Luke

    I don't want more time at school I want less time because then their is more time for homework and sports.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  773. happy

    I think that teens don't have to do extra time at school if they don't want to because if you put them in there if they don't want to because they could just drop out and school is stressful for some teens...

    December 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  774. cole

    some kids think we should have more time i do not think so

    December 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  775. Yazmin

    If we were given more time in school, I think it should be for more electives. Like art,dance,cooking ect. It would be good because we need time to distract ourselves from an all day study.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  776. Brandon

    We already are in school about seven hours. Another ninety minutes is not necessary for us to learn. It could possibly be an option for those who would like to spend more time learning, but it should not mandatory.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  777. Diana

    I would wanna spend it either with Dance or Acting. Both are my passion and i really wanna get better at them as much i can.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  778. Alexandra

    I think that it would be a good idea because it can help students academically.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  779. Matthew

    I think that more time at school wouldnt help us... because were already at school for long enough.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  780. Gage

    That is the Worst Idea ever since Meat in a can.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
  781. chelsea

    More time in school isn't really that bad of an idea. More time in school means you learn more. The more you know the more likely you are to get into a fantastic college.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
  782. mat

    that is dumb i dont want more time in school we have enough 7 hours is enough i dont know why they would give us more hours

    December 7, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
  783. Arden

    half of the students like school and the other half don't like school

    December 7, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
  784. mckelle

    i think that kids wouldnt like it very well because im not sure about others but i like my free time after school and im pretty sure other kids do to...

    December 7, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
  785. Mario

    If it includes programs that students will benefit from, add more hours.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
  786. Diamond

    Although this is a good idea, I agree with the person that said student just want to get out of school and have a little break.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
  787. ????

    I think that there should not unless help and if they want to.

    December 7, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
  788. Jonah

    I think that spending the extra time on internships would be wise, because work experiences from teenage internships help a lot in getting jobs later on.

    December 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
  789.  Robbie

    I think you should because it is fun to do after school activities

    December 7, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  790. trenton

    I think kids should really recognize how school is the part of our lives that determines what our future is going to be.

    December 7, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  791. ZACK

    i think it is a great idea but kids should have there choice on whether to do it or not.

    December 7, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  792. Alizabeth

    I think that we shouldn't we have plenty of time in school now if we get more time in school then we will be more tired then what we are now !!! :)

    December 7, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  793. Anthony

    I think they shouldn't because after school is their time. They should get a decision.

    December 7, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
  794. Autumn

    Keeping kids in school longer would be very helpful, but the problem is that most kids wouldn't like it. If children are forced to go some were they don't like, they're more likely to not pay attention to what they're learning, which would defeat the whole purpose of keeping them in longer.

    December 7, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  795. Anthony

    I think that kids would not like having more school time even if its only 90 minutes.

    December 7, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  796. Audrey

    It's good for students who want to go to College and participate in extracurricular activities because it will give students more experience in what they most enjoy.

    December 7, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  797. Juan

    I would spend it on classes that I really need to bring up my grades.
    But I don't really like that idea of more school time because kids just want to get out of school and relax from school and learning.

    December 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  798. Heather

    I don't think that an extra hour at school is necessary. I think that an extra hour in school is to much and it would push the kids to much

    December 7, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  799. Anthony

    I think that they shouldn't if they don't want to, but if it's for things like activities that you like, then maybe.

    December 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  800. Jessie

    I don't think that is right to make the more days unless they shorten the day.

    December 7, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  801. kayla

    I think they should have more school hours to earn high school credits and/or help find a good collage. Also, I think if they do make the days longer they teach art or drama or Physical education.

    December 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  802. Marci

    I think its a bad idea because more kids will be droping ot of high school just because it's a half an hour longer.

    December 7, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
  803. cameron

    I think that we should not have any more time. the time we have now is perfect

    December 7, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
  804. Emma

    I think it's great that kids have a chance to learn how to be prepared for the future, but it should be an optional program, not forced.

    December 7, 2012 at 6:02 pm |
  805. Addison

    1. Longer Lunch.
    2. Not Math!!!!!! Something that can kind of wind you down, like English.
    3. I think students should be allowed to choose what they want for last period.

    December 7, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
  806. adrian

    i would do free time because the school is all ready over

    December 7, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  807. Channing

    If every school in America added an extra 90 minutes to their schools schedule we would get out around April and kids would have more time for the summer. Also the time could be added to groups like Band or Art.

    December 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
  808. DAYLEN

    I think it's great for kids to have extra time at school because it mite help them get better grades

    December 7, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
  809. Katie

    I think school should not be longer; I am tired when I get home at 2 p.m. after waking up at 6 a.m. I think late classes should be optional, not required. Who wants want wake up at six and not go to sleep until ten?

    December 7, 2012 at 7:05 pm |
  810. Hannah

    In my opinion, I would love to stay after school for thirty minutes. It wouldn't hurt to stay for an extra half an hour. It's like a detention but BETTER! And you get to enjoy what you like to do. And it can give you internships, I would feel proud if I earned an internship just by staying after school for thirty minutes! The clubs is a great opportunity, I wish my school had clubs! I think it's a great idea!

    December 7, 2012 at 7:12 pm |
  811. Daniela

    Clearly, if middle schools were open for a few hours extra they should manage more electives. Ratiocinating schools that want to adopt more hours should offer more electives having to do with music! After adopting the program, many recalcitrant students might not want to attend. In order, for students to persevere through extra school hours officials might want to give out several internships and such. Spending in electives would be no bother!

    December 7, 2012 at 7:16 pm |
  812. Daniela

    Clearly, if middle schools were open for a few hours extra they should manage more electives. Ratiocinating schools that want to adopt more hours should offer more electives having to do with music! After adopting the program, many recalcitrant students might not want to attend. In order, for students to persevere through extra school hours officials might want to give out several internships and such. Spending in electives would be no bother! Also having an extravagant time while learning sounds like a great way to spend time!

    December 7, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
  813. Kristin

    In order to, add extra hours to school officials should render about internships and educational opportunities. Obviously, if someone wanted to spend more time in school they'd want to receive more electives and not academics! By adopting hours, recalcitrant students can turn cogent! Clearly, spending time in school is a drag! But if schools are willing to make electives extravagantly amazing then spending time in school might not be so bad! Underneath all that, spending time studying in electives might actually sound excellent!

    December 7, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
  814. Nallely

    i Think it would be worth it because you could catch up with the work you havent done or finished with as foor the other kids that dont have any thing to work on they could do extra stuff . For example they could be drawing , or what would be cool for them would be to have extra recess and yeaaah .

    December 7, 2012 at 7:40 pm |
  815. Kathryn

    I would want to spend time in a class that would help me with my dreams of what i want to do in life. We do want to get home but when it helps with our future then give us the help we need to become better and learn more. If we get the oppertunity i think the students who want a strong future would agree but the ones who dont might make it hard for us to learn

    December 7, 2012 at 8:17 pm |
  816. Kelvin

    Some students are already stressed out at school. I don't think they'd take kindly to having to stay at school a little longer. I'm just saying students might get rebellious if this takes effect.

    December 7, 2012 at 8:27 pm |
  817. Nick

    I think we need more time in school, because education is very important to our children, If they don't have much "additional educational opportunities". they won't know how live in the real world. I think this new program will be a success to the school's district.

    December 7, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
  818. zach

    I think that longer school is a bad idea. I want to be able to stay home and relax. The amount of school we have now is bad enough. But then again I might like the extra hour and a half depending on what my school will use it for.

    December 7, 2012 at 8:55 pm |
  819. Andrew

    If my school was open an hour and a half later, I would probably use it as a study hall, and possibly ask my teachers for assistance in some of my assignments. This way I could have some more free time at home.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
  820. Nathan

    I would probably spend the hour and a half on things outside and to hang out with my friends. I think that we learn enough in the 6 hours of school I already have (although I love my Social Studies class). I believe I wouldn't really mind if the time would be for clubs.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
  821. Millie

    I think that if my school was to stay open for an extra hour and a half, I would like if that time was given to things like drama, music, and art. That would give kids an extra-curricular activity that they might enjoy.

    December 7, 2012 at 9:31 pm |
  822. Paige

    I wouldn't want to spend the extra time in a classroom doing the same things I did all day. I would want to spend that time in a group like a club or maybe do some career exploration. Whatever it was I would want it to be fun and hands on along with educational.

    December 7, 2012 at 10:19 pm |
  823. mariel

    I dont really like the idea of spending more time in school but if i did spend an extra hour and a half i would spend it on clubs like art ,choir ,P.E, or even band

    December 7, 2012 at 10:49 pm |
  824. Michael

    Less time with family

    December 7, 2012 at 11:34 pm |
  825. Katie

    Although kids are getting more educated, I feel like they should have a break. I think 1 and a half hours in school is too much and I wouldn't want more time in school than I have already. If kids want to do additional things, they should do it outside of school. I think it should balanced between school and additional classes.

    December 8, 2012 at 12:04 am |
  826. Amanda

    I don't think they should do this because most of us are good with the amount of time that they have at school already and don't want that to be extended.

    December 8, 2012 at 12:08 am |
  827. Victoria

    I think extra time in school is a good idea as long as its educating students. I believe education is most important and students will be more experienced, it might also be helpful in the future.

    December 8, 2012 at 12:12 am |
  828. Victoria

    I think extra time in school is a great idea as long as its educating students. I believe educating students is most important along with having experienced students. It'll definitely help in the future as well.

    December 8, 2012 at 12:27 am |
  829. Dylan

    I think it is a great idea

    December 8, 2012 at 12:32 am |
  830. Katie

    If students would like to take additional classes, I think they should do it outside of school. I wouldn't want and hour and a half added to school and plus, with more classes, that means more teachers. With more teachers, its more money for the government. Students should have a rest after a day of learning and should be balanced between school and fun.

    December 8, 2012 at 12:36 am |
  831. Raymond

    I would do more of my robotics class or study hall but I don't believe that they should increase the time if they don't decrease the number of days we are in school over the years.

    December 8, 2012 at 6:42 am |
  832. Sarah

    Honestly, I don't think it's a good idea to REQUIRE it. I mean, some kids just don't want to do after school stuff at all, I can understand that - especially if your school only offers sports or something along those lines. So essentially you would either have a lot of kids doing these things because they HAVE to, or more kids just ditching that last half an hour of the day... Either way, it should be OPTIONAL.

    December 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  833. Sarah

    I think the extra time should be spent on things like band and P.E. And maybe add a few minutes to subjects such as science, math, english, and social studies.

    December 8, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  834. Liv

    I think some students may just want to leave school at their normal time, but it depends on the person. To students who want to do better in school it might be a good idea to do other activities that will give them opportunities in various areas of interest.

    December 8, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
  835. McGwire

    If it doesn't affect after school activities, like sports and clubs, then it could be a good opportunity for a student to build their future through an apprenticeship. Some schools add an extra hour to everyday and then don't have school on Fridays, that could be another good idea for schools across the nation.

    December 8, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
  836. Kaitlyn

    If my school was planning to stay open another extra hour and a half, I would want to spend it in an engineering class, college prep. study, or just split the time between all four of my main courses. I believe leaving school open longer will help everyone, especially for college!

    December 8, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
  837. Brody

    I think we kids and teens need a little time off of school. Sometimes it can make your head hurt.

    December 9, 2012 at 12:10 am |
  838. Ethan

    In my school, we have extra classes that switch every 30 days. They teach us all sorts of things that we wouldn't learn in math or social studies. If we had more time in school, I would want more of these classes like working in a wood shop or using computers. These things are more active and would help most kids get through the extra hour and a half. I would also want to have gym on more days because normally, I only have it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These sorts of classes would help kids think more about their future by using activities they could use in a job. Also, teachers could focus more on a student's physical health.

    December 9, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  839. John

    Kids are stressed enough without adding more time to school. If they want to do this they should at least have a vote on it.

    December 9, 2012 at 10:22 am |
    • giovanni

      i agree with you even though i do not know you i agree i am stressed out every day when i come home

      December 9, 2012 at 8:32 pm |
    • dallin

      i agree with john because its not fair for them to just decide that they want to add more time to school without the students ideas.

      December 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm |
  840. michael

    i would like it to be a large study hall or for clubs so you can do work or socialize.

    December 9, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  841. Mrs. Falk's English Class

    We think that it would depend on what you would spend that hour and a half on. Math? Then no. Art or Gym? Sign us up! But, some people need to get out of school at the normal time because they might play sports outside of school.

    December 9, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  842. Shanti

    I think that more time in school is a really good idea. If kids could get their homework done in school they would have more time to spend with family. If kids want to ditch school because of that, let them. They are only hurting their own futures.

    December 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  843. Shanti

    I would spend time working on my homework so I could spend time with my family at home. My family often eats dinner without me because I'm doing homework that's due the next day.

    December 9, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
  844. Sara

    I don't think they should add 90 minutes to our school day because I'm in activities outside of school and I already have a hard time getting my homework done as it is. Some of my activities are right after school and some are later in the day. If they made our day longer more kids would get less sleep at night because we would still want to have fun but we also have tons of school work.

    December 9, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
  845. Austin

    An extra hour and a half in school is like telling a kid they have extra chores, neither of which are good.

    December 9, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
  846. Hana

    I would want to spend it learning subjects I need help on or study hall or just free time.

    December 9, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
  847. Abbey

    I dont think it's a smart idea because that means less time to get homework done and I already get home late enough so it would be hard for kids like me

    December 9, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
  848. Rebecca

    If we hade a extra half and hour i would want to have art gym or music. I could not want to do more school work, because we do enough already. Also we could have a longer band, and the little kids could have a study hall in class and if they finish there homework they could have free time.

    December 9, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
  849. Ben

    More time at school would mean less time to do other things important to us kids, like finishing homework and relaxing, so doing so might just have no special effect, or it could turn a routine upside down. Maybe they should just put the program in an after-school activity or as a course in college. I know there are colleges that teach students how to do their job for this reason, so they can make a living. I guess it's really up to us (students) to decide.

    December 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
  850. Elizabeth

    If my school were to be opened for an extra 90 minutes a day I would like for it to be an open time for students and teachers to work together on different things. It could be a time for sports and the arts, or it could be an enhanced study hall where students could take advantage of having extra time in school with their teachers. I think a fairly even split of these two ideas would be a great way to use this proposed extra hour and a half of school. I am involved in multiple after school activities and only two are run by the school. My school does not have the sports that a play as part of their program. I do not mind because I have the opportunities elsewhere, but I would like it if three days a week my school would use those extra 90 minutes to run more school run sports and clubs. I would be able to be involved without taking time from other activities. The other two days a week I would like a study hall with the option of being able to converse with all our teachers. We would be able to keep up with the work that extra time extra time at school stops us from doing at home, but we would also be able to get extra help from our teachers, our discuss more advanced principles. I am only in middle school, but I think that high schools could use this extra 90 minutes to prepare their students for the real world using the idea of intern and apprenticeships. I think the extra hour and a half of school could be harmful or helpful to students depending the way it is used. There could be many benefits if schools take this time and turn it into something students would like and appreciate. Schools would have to creatively use this time to fit regulations, but make it a time where students don’t feel like they are being deprived of their free time.

    December 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm |
  851. giovanni

    if i had more time at school i would probrably learn some stuff but that would ruin some of my free time outside of school.
    but i agree with some of the other kids that we should get to vote

    December 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm |
  852. Danford

    Many kids have after school activities and homework to do when they get home. Longer school hours may discourage kids to go to school and cause an increase in dropouts.

    December 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
  853. Lao

    Man kids are overwhelmed by the amount of work they have after school. More work would mean more stress and cause depression in many teens. If they are going to increase the school hour, it should to be to things like physical education or study hall to give kids a break from the work.

    December 9, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
  854. Eric

    Many classes are already rushed and many kids don't have the time to learn everything. Extending the day would be a great thing for kids who are falling behind in their work and give more time for teachers to help them. However, if they do this, they should add an extra day to the weekend.

    December 9, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
  855. Bawse

    I say schools should make it mandatory for each student to join a club during extra period of class time.This way students will less likely be encouraged from negativity outside of the class room.This will also allow students to meet new people and become more social.

    December 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm |
  856. Colin

    I think that adding an extra hour and a half of school is a great idea. Students across the globe are spending much more time than American students in school per year, so that prepares them better for when they get out of school. That extra time in school per day would help us make up the difference, whether that time is spent taking extra chemistry courses or learning the violin. Personally, I would spend the extra time taking advanced math courses.

    December 9, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
  857. Mahima

    If schools decided to have an extra hour and a half to the day, its very patent what a student would prefer to spend their time doing. Most likely, they will do something that corresponds to their interests. Athletic students will play sports, while creative minds would prefer to do art. Some students with busy schedules would take this time cogently and do some of their homework. Adding an extra hour to school also increases the vast chances one is offered. Certain classes like music, or art could be added to a daily schedule, and more interests could go that direction. Obviously, what a student decided to do with extra time is their decision, but they would probably do something surrounding their interest levels.

    December 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm |
  858. Paxton

    If they were to add another hour and a half, I would want it to be enteirly focused on clubs and extracurricular activities. School is already stressful with out adding any more core subjects, the hour and a half shoukd be a time for kids to practice their potential jobs for when they graduate.

    December 9, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
  859. Emile

    It is the right thing to do but maybe all kids don't need it. There are some kids who are doing fine in school and don't need any help but there are also some kids that need help. The kids that need help should have the extra hour and a half. It should be everyday and every kid has to do it. It should be for the kids that need and the kids that want to do it.

    December 10, 2012 at 8:24 am |
  860. Mikayla

    I think it would be a good idea. we could get our practices for sports out of the way, and it may encourage more people to play sports and could possibly cut down on the number of obese children in the U.S.

    December 10, 2012 at 10:46 am |
  861. chelsey

    I would not want to spend more time at school when I don't have to. If keed need help then they can stay after school. We do need some of the day away from school.

    December 10, 2012 at 10:52 am |
  862. Dmitry

    I think this would be really nice. It would make students to improve themselves in defferent fields. Most of the students already participate in some after school activites, so this new law would just increase a number of those. This law would probably help students to keep healthy since they would be motivated to go to the gym to workout or to join the drama club.

    December 10, 2012 at 10:56 am |
  863. Chloe

    If children were to have more hours at school, they should be allowed to have more time to be with their friends because we're already exhausted after a long day at school, learning lesson after lesson and sitting in one hard chair after another. We should either be able to have extra time between classes to stretch our legs and let off a little steam before our next class, or we should have study halls or fun classes where kids can just be themselves instead of having to go to class after class with teachers droning on about things the kids don't even really are about to begin with.

    December 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm |
  864. Bryan

    Why would one want to add to the time spent in school? To FORCE kids into doing the suggested sports/ extracurriculars/ internships/ etc.? The idea of extracurriculars is to be outside of the school day- something EXTRA for students to do, not something to be pushed upon them. Many schools operate roughly 6 hours a day; Once you add bussing time, students are already spending too much time at school. Adding and hour and a half would raise the total time students are forced to be away from home each day to be 7.5-8 hours: over half of the time they should be spending awake. Now, why force students to spend extra time at school when many would rather go home, spend time with friends and family, and not have to put up the overly-strict rules? To those who say it wouldn't detract time from life outside of school if it were all spent as, say, a study hall, you are just plain wrong. Last year I was in two AP classes, two different math classes, and all the advanced classes I was allowed to take. I had less than an hour of homework most nights. There are some who could use the time, but why inconvenience many who could/would not when the students could stay after school and work in a commons are anyway? I was also in several different extracurriculars, but they didn't meet every night of the week, ,and not being forced to be there made it alright on the nights when I stayed later. Overall, this time is completely unnecessary annd a huge hassle to those who could not use it in any meaningful way.

    December 10, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
    • Luci

      I agree completely Bryan, however at my school, I have at least 2-3 hours of homework nightly. If I had a longer school day, that would mean more stress, possibly more homework, and less time to do homework.

      December 11, 2012 at 8:39 pm |
  865. shaeleigh

    More time at school wouldn't hurt anyone. Our education depends on it. 45 minutes would be just fine. I think it would be a great idea for schools who have students graduating into new schools for education.

    December 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  866. Jonathan

    why should they make school longer? it makes no sense and kids will not go to school.

    December 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  867. Prince

    What if you don't need extra help? Do you have to stay late or could you go home?

    December 10, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
  868. Filliam

    While the extra hour and a half may be appealing in the eyes of school boards across the country, I don't think they realize that the students will waste time after school doing things non-academically related.

    December 10, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
  869. Treshon

    i think it might not be a bad ideal. some kids are just lazy to learn a little more and get prepared for a job but then again it is very stressing to some kids. some kids have drop out of school because they could not handle it.

    December 10, 2012 at 7:02 pm |
  870. Zoua

    I really wouldn't mind enjoying school for another hour and a half. Although many students may want a break sometimes, including me, we need some time off of social studies, science and others to classes like dancing, sports, or any learning related activities that can also be fun to the students too.

    December 10, 2012 at 8:03 pm |
  871. dallin

    i think it is a bad idea because some people dont liks school and making them stay at school a longer might make them more angry.

    December 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm |
  872. Amanda

    I wouldn't want to have an extra hour and a half in the first place because our lives are really busy, but if we had to, I would want it to be spent on extra curricular or time to do homework and ask questions from classmates and teachers. I don't think that it would work well with younger kids because 6 year olds have a hard enough time to focus for 7 hours anyway. It could work for middle school and high school students and kids would enjoy it more if the time was spent on extra curricular activites that they choose or time to do homework and ask for help.

    December 10, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
  873. Zach

    I believe that schools should not add more time at school because some teens would drop out and others have more time to cause trouble.

    December 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm |
  874. Wendy

    Well, I don't think it is a good idea. We need time to relax and learn to manage our time.

    December 11, 2012 at 2:14 am |
  875. Emile

    Right now I have to wake up at 5 : 00 am in the morning to get dressed take a shower make me and my brothers lunch and wake my brother up. I have a hards enough morning but then I have soccer practices at 5 ; 00 pm. I get home from school do my homework go to soccer practice come home eat and go to sleep. I already have a long day a longer day no. But if I could choose on what days I do the extra time at school and what topic it would be perfect for me.

    December 11, 2012 at 7:41 am |
  876. Jordan

    Actually i think people should have a choice. If you have a choice to be at school, people get the required hours of school they need and they can either stay and get more than what they need. But if they dont get a choice they will be upset and will never want to learn and will probably fall asleep. We kids deserve a choice.

    December 11, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  877. Noah

    I disagree there is already enuf time in school. :p

    December 11, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
  878. Noah

    I disagree there is already unuf time in school. Why would we need more? :p

    December 11, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
  879. Mark

    More time to do stuff like school work, get volunteer hours in, extra time for stuff like clubs.

    December 11, 2012 at 7:16 pm |
  880. Jonathan

    I think extending the school days will be a problem because then students will hate going to school even more. Drop-out rates will surely increse because they will get even bored and will quit. True it could raise grades and help kids but stressing kids more than we already do will just be torture.

    December 11, 2012 at 8:05 pm |
  881. Chloe

    I think its Awesome! We could Do sports and other extras and maybe be able to do homework at school!! Im totally for it

    December 11, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
  882. Angie

    Truthfully, I'd be against it. Believe it or not, kids do have outside lives other than school. Yes, school is very important. Education is very important, but too much of good thing is a not so good thing. I'm not trying to sound lazy, but sometimes kids just need a break. I'm sure many students agree with me on the subject that some of us simply have too much crammed into our schedule. We don't need this! I understand that some students need extra help. By all means they should help those students get back on track, but this isn't the way to go. The extra hour of school is a great idea, only if it is optional. Those who want it, can attend. Those who don't can go home or do whatever they need to do. And those who are failing but refusing to attend – let them be. You can't make a student learn if they have no enthusiasm, no matter how much time you force them to be in school. They have to WANT to be successful in order to BE successful.

    December 11, 2012 at 8:16 pm |
  883. Harrison

    I have been a good student and have always wanted to go to school. Adding more time would just push that over the edge and make me more prone to sluffing (which I've never done).

    December 11, 2012 at 8:25 pm |
  884. Luci

    If we do have longer school hours, we should use them for classes such as art, computer, home education, or study hall. I can say without fear that school is boring, and that we students are 'fresher' in the mornings, and more tired and stressed towards the afternoon. Fun and/or interesting classes would be a great way to end the day, but an extra hour and a half of math doesn't sound like fun to me!

    December 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
  885. nelsy

    I think its a good idea but it not for every one. stay in school!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks

    December 11, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
  886. Barry

    It's all well and good that people are saying "we'll I would use that time to work on my studies and get help" but honestly, I seriously doubt that even a quarter of the kids will actually do that. When I was in grade school (in college now) I wanted nothin more than to get out of that horrid building and do the things I liked doing. In the past, people have been very successful with shorter school days and class length now, so what has changed? Make good use of the time your there, don't just add more time to be unproductive. Oh and one more thing, I wonder how teachers feel about this. People tend to leave their opinions out of these sort of things.

    December 12, 2012 at 6:07 am |
  887. Hunter

    When I read this, I was shocked. I don't think that schools should be going on any longer. I mean, we have HALF DAYS! Just use those days to do any extra things people missed out on!

    December 12, 2012 at 7:53 am |
  888. Mason

    Noooooo.haha. Please don't make us do that we are already in school a lot why more?

    December 12, 2012 at 8:00 am |
  889. Donovan

    I do not agree because kids already have to speend enough time in school and the have others things to do so I do not agree

    December 12, 2012 at 8:04 am |
  890. Destiny

    Why would you guys try to punish us kids and make us go to school longer. Please don't do that to us.

    December 12, 2012 at 8:07 am |
  891. Lilly

    I do not think this is a good idea. I'm allways tired when I come home from school and I don't want to be as tired. If anything they should shorten school.

    December 12, 2012 at 8:08 am |
  892. Lilly

    I do not think that this is a good Idea. I'm allways so tired when I come home from school and I don't want to as tired. In my opinion I think they should shorten school if any thing. That's why I reall think they should not make school longer.

    December 12, 2012 at 8:11 am |
  893. Amy

    I don't think it is a good idea of having more time at school because they would not have much time for there family's. Also if they have home work they won't have that much time to do it. See kids kids can not have more time for school.

    December 12, 2012 at 8:17 am |
  894. Antyna

    I think this would be a good idea to help kids get a head start on their career. As long as the kids got to chose how to spend it.

    December 12, 2012 at 9:01 am |
  895. Jamyson

    I say what would you do for that time

    December 12, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  896. Bob

    How I'm I going to get though this we spend 7 hours now 8 wow

    December 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
  897. Bob

    I can believe this some kids get sick for so much strees and I don't think this is right

    December 12, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  898. Abigail & Elizabeth

    I think I would be tired of extra hour or hour an a half of school days that why should we we be in school extra hours or an a half hour we get plenty of work in school now.If we did have extra hours or hour an a half we will be tired of working because our hands will be tired out

    December 12, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  899. JOSE

    WHAT SCHOOLS IN POOR TOWNS NEED IS MORE MONEY SO THEY CAN HIRE MORE TEACHERS AND BUILT MORE SCHOOLS .. I BEEN TO POOR SCHOOLS AND UPPER CLASS SCHOOLS.
    POOR SCHOOLS HAVE WAY TOO MANY KIDS IN A CLASS ROOM–30–TO 40 KIDS, THAT IS NOT GOOD FOR LEARNING..
    RICH SCHOOLS HAVE AROUND 15 KIDS PER CLASS WHICH IS WHAT ALL SCHOOLS SHOULD HAVE..

    WOULD YOU WANT YOUR KIDS GOING TO DRUG INFESTED SCHOOLS ?? PACKED WITH GANGS ?? 35-TO 40 KIDS IN A CLASS ROOM ?? POOR KIDS HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO GO TO THOSE SCHOOLS.

    December 12, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
  900. bobby

    we should not get more time in school. also because student need to go home and rest there eyes for the next day.

    December 12, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  901. JOSE

    The key to getting a great education ??? is smaller class side.. Kids are not going to learn much with 30 to 40 kids in a class room.That is the problem in poor schools.

    December 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
  902. Hana

    I would want to spend it on work I need help with or to get homework done or help on subjects you get confused on.

    December 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
  903. Fred

    I think that the time should be optional. I stay late anyways, and a lot of my friends do too. Extra time would be helpful to some, though not to others

    December 12, 2012 at 11:52 pm |