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

Longer blocks for learning provide educators with the time needed to include hands on learning opportunities such as science labs, and community service. A longer school day ensures that students have a safe and productive environment until their parents get home from work. Students who need extra help can receive it. Sports and arts can be incorporated into the longer school day.”
– Mary Rapoza, parent and business owner, New Bedford, MA

“It’s time for a practical solution to our educational system. It’s a different world from the 50’s and 60’s. I am intrigued that this coalition emphasizes not just more time, but different ways of learning, and strong access to ‘core and beyond.’
– Charles Winter, Parent, Fairfield, CT

“Expanded learning is a critical insulation to the traditional K-12 educational pipeline. Simply stated, without expanded learning, our efforts as adults to serve our nation’s youth will fall significantly short of the goal of raising a nation of lifelong learners.
– Brad Bryant, School Leader, Georgia Foundation for Public Education, Atlanta, GA

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