More classroom time means added stress for kids, say district teachers

08/20/2008 | Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (free registration), The

The decision by a Sacramento-area district to add roughly 30 minutes more instruction time per day for elementary children is causing concern among many educators there, who say students lose out on time they need to eat and play, while teachers' planning time also is harder to fit in. "It's very stressful now," said special educator Joyce Childs.

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