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

“Students who stay longer at school stay more engaged and committed to their futures. There is a great need to expand learning time in the sciences and arts. Doing so will peak student interest and develop the humanism in students needed to prepare them for the complex world that lies ahead for them.”
– William Gartside, Head of School, Saint Columbkille Partnership School, Brighton, MA

“I believe it would be beneficial to all concerned – parents, students, teachers, and society. We cannot just keep raising the bar on our kids. We need to give them a ladder to help them reach higher goals. I don’t believe that is possible in the time allowed. We need to make more instruction time available to students, particularly in high-poverty areas.”
– Elisabeth Jensen, President of The Race For Education and Starting Gate, Lexington, KY

Children living in poverty often do not have the same family resources as their middle class peers. They need the additional time for more opportunities to learn.”
– Kris Anderson, Retired Teacher, Ankeny, IA

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