Unfortunately standardized testing has become a strong influence on the teaching occurring in the classroom today. Teachers I know are saying there is just not enough time to teach everything they need to teach the students for the test in the time allotted, mainly one friend of mine who works at a low performing school. I wonder what other educators' thoughts are regarding whether it would be beneficial to extend the school year for students or maybe just the school day? I am stuck between extending either the day/year or not, while I like the summers off, I do value the attention needed towards providing a thorough and meaningful education to our students. I am currently a college student studying to become an elementary teacher and this is a topic I am quite curious about and would really love to hear any opinions available! Thanks!
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