Cuomo proposes more class time

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said yesterday that he wants more class time for students across the state. Cuomo says New York spends more money per student

Students in North Merrick aren't so keen on the governor's idea to extend school days, or years, or both.

Students in North Merrick aren't so keen on the governor's idea to extend school days, or years, or both. (1/10/13)

WOODBURY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo said yesterday that he wants more class time for students across the state.

Cuomo says New York spends more money per student than any other state in the country, but says student achievement levels are not up to par.

The governor suggests a longer school day, year or a combination of the two.

He says the state would completely fund any additional cost.

Students in North Merrick who spoke to News 12 Long Island today weren't so keen on the idea, noting that they already spend most of their time in the classroom. Their superintendent, David Feller, says the suggestion could be appropriate for schools that have achievement gaps, but not necessarily for all schools.
 

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