Originally Posted by webexplorer
Well, Japan and USA are so different because of the social, culture and money. It seems a good idea to increase the school days, but I strongly believe that it will NOT make any improvement for American schools because many teachers are not doing a good job. In fact, many parents are not well teaching their kids. i.e. They need to learn how to take care of their own financial, credit cards, retirement, and savings. Our government and banks have too many corruption. i.e. The banks like to hurt their customers by messing up their credit cards or others.
Many big corporations are paying several teachers in colleges to follow what the companies want them to teach the students so that they would get a job at these companies. I don't know about Japan's way.
Agreed. Increasing the school day alone will not resolve the problems in our educational system.