http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090927/ap_on_re_us/us_more_school Ok, I am alright with adding school in summer because kids don't make progress during the summer (and many regress), but school day???? I teach kinder and they barely make it to 3. Longer days doesn't equate with better/more education. One of the ways that he justifies increase in the school days is for us to babysit - parents are worried about what their kids are doing after school So, they need to stay in school so parents can finish working and not be responsible for their kids? I'm sorry, but I have 6 kids and have the responsibility to ensure they are taken care of past 3. And, are we still going to be paid the same amount for more work??????