Obama repeated his support for a longer school year after being asked about it by students from a sixth-grade class in Cincinatti, Ohio. He did not specify how long that school year should be, however he noted that U.S. students attend classes, on average, about a month less than children in most other advanced countries.
"That month makes a difference. It means students are losing a lot of what they learn during the school year during the summer ... The idea of a longer school year, I think, makes sense," Obama said. "Now, that's going to cost some money ..., but I think that would be money well spent."
Hear that, kiddos? President Obama (mmm-mmm-mmm) wants to add an extra month to your school year! Got that, parents? It's going to cost the federal government "some money," but the president thinks it'd be worth it -- a far cry from his perspective on extending your family's tax cuts.
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