In a recent Education Week commentary, S. Paul Reville, who is a co-chairman of the National Center on Time and Learning, argues that schools should expand instruction time in order to meet new demands for achievement and accountability in reading and math.
Failure to do so, he writes, could result in a narrowing of the curriculum as other subjects—music and art, for example—become crowded out.
What do you think? Does learning time in school need to be expanded to accommodate new demands? And if so, how?
A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.