Senator Kamala Harris unveiled a bill to lengthen the school day to 6 PM on Wednesday, October 6, 2019.
Leftist outlet Mother Jones argued that this will “modernize” school hours by extending them to better match the working hours of average American adults.
Although most school days end around 3 p.m., many parents don’t get off work until later. On top of that, schools shut down for a number of reasons during the school year. These days off along with summer vacation, “leaves working parents scrambling for day-long care.”
Harris wants to solve this problem by increasing the length of the average school day, starting with a pilot program that “gives money to 500 schools that serve a high proportion of low-income families to develop a school schedule […]
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