|Wealthy suburbs have same or less seat time.|
From today's Chicago Tribune:
Ultimately, it's not about how long the day is but how the time is used. There is mounting evidence about the impact when the time is used well; that is the key, of course.If you look across the country at schools and districts that have experimented with more time, there have been some mixed results. That's why it has to be more time, thoughtfully used with quality teaching. It can't just be that you're going to add a little time here and there and expect significant outcomes."-- Jennifer Davis, co-founder and president of the National Center on Time & Learning, a Boston-based advocacy group for longer school days.