What a stupid, stupid man. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/27/obama-proposes-longer-school-day-shorter-summer-vacation/ Actually, more sinister than stupid. What is this about? Control. The government wants more time with our children. Gee...I wonder why? Also...Obama's bed-mates, the teacher unions, love this idea....their pay is tied to the number of school days. Can you say "big raise?" From the article: Wow...I remember when it was the parents' job to raise the kids. Now it's the state's. Yeah...we let the rest of the world tell us how to do everything else now...why not let them tell us how to educate as well? So...hand in your freedom, and the state will give you security. Bad trade. You know, you watch these shows about addicts, or morbidly obese folks that are bedridden from their weight, and you just know that there's an enabler somewhere. There has to be. Well...welcome to enablement 101. I'll say this: We start junk like this, and I won't be able to pull my kids out of that school fast enough.