The traditional summer break could be history under one of a dozen proposals the state Board of Regents is considering to boost public-school graduation rates.
The measure, among the solutions to the nation's educational crisis touted by President Obama, would lengthen the school year by 20 days -- effectively cutting summer vacation in half -- and extend the school day to eight hours.
While added instructional time has been shown to improve student achievement, it also comes with a hefty price tag at a time when budgets are being slashed across the board.
The Post article goes on to say that parents are opposed to the extension of the school year.
Since the state doesn't actually have money to operate the schools and the school year that they have now, how do they plan to get the additional money needed to extend the school day to eight hours and the school year to 11 months?
And so what if the research on extended school days is inconclusive about efficacy.
This is about socializing children to expect to work longer and harder for less money in the future.