Statement on Governor Cuomo's Call for ELT from Time to Succeed Coalition
The Time to Succeed Coalition originally issued this statement on January 9, 2013.
Time to Succeed Coalition Co-Chair Chris Gabrieli:
“We applaud Governor Cuomo for his smart, flexible, fair and bold proposal to give schools, teachers and kids the time they need to succeed in the 21st Century.”
STATEMENT FROM TIME TO SUCCEED CO-CHAIR CHRIS GABRIELI ON
GOVERNOR CUOMO’S CALL FOR EXPANDING STUDENT LEARNING TIME FOR NEW YORK STUDENTS
“We applaud Governor Cuomo for his smart, flexible, fair and bold proposal to give schools, teachers and kids the time they need to succeed in the 21st Century. It’s smart to learn from the more than 1,000 pioneering schools in New York, Massachusetts and across the country that already successfully expand learning time for their students. It’s flexible because it embraces local choice and empowers schools, teachers and communities to expand time when and how it works best for them. And it’s bold because it commits the state of New York and its resources to ensuring that children across the state have the school learning time they need to succeed by supporting districts willing and able to do it well.
New York is already home to nearly 60 expanded-time schools that have already expanded their school schedules beyond the traditional 6.5-hour 180-day school calendar. There are more than 1,000 schools, chiefly serving needy students, in 36 states and the District of Columbia. Governor Cuomo’s proposal puts New York at the forefront of a movement to rethink and redesign the education our students need in our complex global society.
The Time to Succeed Coalition (TSC) includes over a hundred leaders from education, philanthropy, government, business, labor, civil rights, and academe, in addition to thousands of grassroots members, all united in the belief that expanding school schedules to include more and better learning time is a critical and well-proven measure. Together, we look forward to supporting Governor Cuomo and school leaders across New York as they explore expanding learning time in the months ahead.”
You can find a PDF version of this statement here.
The Time to Succeed Coalition (TSC) is a broad and diverse coalition working to ensure that all children in our nation’s high-poverty communities have more and better learning time in school to prepare them for success. Led by the Ford Foundation and the National Center on Time & Learning, TSC is building the movement to expand learning time and to help communities overcome barriers to change. It is time to succeed – and with expanded learning time, we will succeed.