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

“I believe it is of the utmost importance for students to do well in school. By expanding learning time, students can achieve things they never believed they could or never had time to before. They gain confidence, skills, relationships, and more. It is crucial to help every child succeed, no matter how much time it takes.”

-Danielle Feeney, Student, Kent, OH

“I believe that increasing time in schools will not only allow for a more even playing field among students from differing backgrounds of privilege and advantage, but also for a more relaxed classroom environment, in which teachers will be able to foster a more organic and collaborative learning experience with their students. More time will mean better quality in the essential and experiential aspects of education that cannot be measured on a standardized test.”

-Benjamin de la Piedra, President, Students for Education Reform-Columbia Chapter, New York, NY

“Expanded Learning Time will provide all of our children with more opportunity: to become engaged, to create a stronger relationship with their teachers, to focus deeper upon an interest, to learn about and try new interests, and to challenge themselves. Expanded learning time will lead our children to greater successes.”

-Tim Garvin, Parent, Worcester, MA

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