Your weekly feed of reasons why TSC signatories decided to be, well, TSC signatories! (All emphasis added.)

“Our poorest students are at a tremendous disadvantage entering a global workplace. Expanding their educational opportunities is the only proven way to better prepare them for that challenge. There is nothing to suggest that a school calendar developed around farming in the 1800s is a recipe for global competitiveness in the 21st century.”
– Kevin Murphy, Berks County Community Foundation, Reading, PA

“I spend a great deal of my time in schools and realize the importance of maximizing the school day and would like to be able to help schools/districts to better understand how to analyze instructional time.
– Anne Treadwell, Literacy Advisor, Wilson Language Training, Phoenix, AZ

“We have seen the impact that expanded learning time has on young people, resulting in increased learning during the school day, better school attendance, and greater civic involvement.
– Marsha Dobrzynski, Executive Director, Young Audiences of NE Ohio, Cleveland, OH

Now it’s your turn! Become a Signatory and tell us why YOU support expanding learning time!