Jan. 25, 2013 by Lauren Rubenstein
The Hartford Courant on Dec. 7 published an op-ed by Assistant Professor of Sociology Daniel Long about a new pilot program in Connecticut and four other states to increase time that children spend in school. Long responded skeptically to the program, writing that past experiments with increased learning time have shown mixed results, and are an expensive, unproven way to improve student learning. At a time when Connecticut school districts face increasingly tight budgets, the state should focus on reform efforts backed by research, Long writes.
On Dec. 20, Long also participated in a discussion on the impact of increased class time on learning outcomes on WNPR’s Where We Live.