Shortline Bus 1,121 Posted September 27, 2010 Share #1 Posted September 27, 2010 President Obama: School year must be extended by month for US students to compete with China, India By Richard Sisk and Corky Siemaszko NY Daily News Staff Writers onday, September 27th 2010 Sorry kids, President Obama wants to extend the school year by a month. "That month makes a difference," the President said Monday in an appearance on the "Today" show. And while "that's going to cost some money," he said, "that would be money well spent." Obama's interview kicked off a special NBC News series on education. "There's nothing more important than the issue we're talking about today," he said. Students in China, India and other fast-growing countries are already leaving U.S. students in the dust, he said. "They have caught up and now in some cases have surpassed us," he said. But simply throwing money at schools won't fix them. "Money without reform will not fix the problems," he said. Obama said his administration's "Race to the Top" program is forcing states and school districts to improve, but he said parents need to get more involved in their kids' education. Special emphasis, Obama said, should be on beefing up math and science programs. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2010/09/27/2010-09-27_president_obama_school_year_must_be_extended_by_month_for_us_students_to_compete.html#ixzz10qeqDDEB Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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