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Chris Gabrieli —
born on December 30, 1960,
Chris Gabrieli is an American businessman and education reformer... (wikipedia)
Every child should have time for arts, music, sports, drama, robotics, school newspapers and the like, not to mention recess and play.
I do think that a school day that matches the work day makes a lot of difference for working families, but the big driver of this effort is education. Period. We have a lot of students not gaining the skills they need, and it is pretty clear that school does not offer enough time to get that job done.
Time is a resource, much like money or autonomy, which can be invaluable or can be squandered.
Indeed, while so much in education reform can divide activists into warring camps, expanding learning time unites reformers around a shared vision of bringing excellence and breadth to our nation's most impoverished and struggling schools.
I've spent enough time in the business community to know there are certain regulators who are very constructive in their approach - those who enforce the laws and who actually want to help you comply - and there are others who have a prosecutorial attitude.