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

“Learning opportunities are available to students around the clock and throughout the year. We must create the structure that motivates students to want to learn and accommodates different learning styles.”

– Dave Sipka, School Leader, Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, Muskegon, MI

“As a teacher in a school with expanded learning time, I see the difference first hand that a longer school day has on a child’s education. As a special needs teacher, the longer school day provides more opportunities for my students to receive instruction, be involved in the main stream classes, and participate in a wider variety of social activities. As a developed country, and a leading country, it is inconceivable to me that students in the United States are not attending school for longer periods of time, whether it be a longer day or a longer school year. The schedule designed 100 years ago is no longer applicable.”

– Sandra Carreiro, Teacher, Malden Public Schools, Malden, MA

“Because all students — particularly those from high-poverty neighborhoods — need and deserve sufficient learning time to address gaps, enjoy a balanced curriculum including arts and physical education, and to have the best shot at being on track for college!”

– Jennifer Husbands, Director; Advisory Services, AUSL, Chicago, IL

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