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

“More time; better used, through technology, teachers and outside providers, will produce higher academic outcomes, meet the socio-emotional needs of students and close the achievement gap.”

– Robert Hughes, CEO, New Visions for Public Schools, New York, NY

“Expanding learning time is crucial for the development of our students. I myself am a student and I feel the more time spent in classrooms directly correlates with not only a more enjoyable learning experience, but the ability to develop skills that can only be taught in classrooms. More time spent in classrooms means more knowledge and information going to a student. I spent a ton of time in the classroom, which in turn helped sparked my interest in a multitude of areas such as science and history. EXPAND OUR LEARNING TIME.”

-Jeffrey Sklencar, Student, Jamison, PA

“I know the time my children spend in school is invaluable to their future in a global society. I see the difference firsthand the negative effects of excessive time away from studies has the educators have to spend critical time refreshing the students on things they have already learned. This is unacceptable and we have a responsibility to correct shortcomings when we are made aware of them.”

– Harold Wilkes Jr., Parent

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