Should schools still operate on a traditional seven hours to the day, with rigid class periods, highly regulated time, and a 180-day calendar?
Is this the best way to organize time and learning for 180 days of the year?
*Edison Collegiate High School bell schedule
(Fort Myers, FL)*
Personally, I think a one-size-fits-all approach is counterproductive in education, but there is a lack of guts on the parts of school systems to test out different models. How about a longer summer with dynamic enrichment opportunities for students? How about blended online and face-to-face instruction, with time being used more flexibly? How about a longer school year for the most needy students, those who suffer academically during the traditional summer break?