Obama supports and extended school year

by Shannon Lee
Obama advocated Monday on the "Today Show" for lengthening the school year and increasing teacher accountability.
He told "Today Show" reporter Matt Lauer that American students have fallen well below other countries in math and science, and these nations keep their children in school for one month longer on average, according to Newsweek.
Obama said he wanted to work with teachers unions, and underperforming teachers should be fired, reported the Star Tribune.
One of the biggest challenges is funding, though Obama said that extending the school year would be "money well spent."
Obama also stated parents need to be involved in their childs education to help them stay focused on their studies, reported Newsweek.

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