Originally Posted by Tech Explorer
Since this is my thread, to forestall any possible arguments about how much teachers should get paid, I'd say the best way to determine that is to let the free market system decide. To stay on track, whether the days are shortened or lengthened, you'll always find advantages and disadvantages, but I think it's worth the expense (so long as the school system can afford it) to lengthen the day. I think it'll be interesting to find out how much time other countries outside of the US are devoting towards educating their children and how their programs are working out?
To answer your question here in Australia it was suggested years ago to increase school hours which was rejected as the education authorities thought the school hours were long enough as it is, to increase the hours the students would not cope with the longer hours.
The average school hours in Australia are between 6 to 7 hours a day.