President Barack Obama issued a message to teachers and students on Monday that their school year should be longer.
According to the Star Tribune, Obama also wants poorly performing teachers to be fired if they do not improve.
American students are falling behind academically compared to their foreign counterparts, especially in science and math, reported the Star Tribune.
Obama told the Star Tribune that an extra month of schooling makes a difference because students won't lose as much knowledge over the summer.
The president also called for two major changes in education, according to KETK News.