[Susan notes: It is especially disheartening that the Rochester, N.Y., superintendent of schools would join up with the recently retired president and CEO of the Rochester Business Alliance to misstate the cause of the jobs crisis, a crisis that certainly won't be solved by requiring kids to go to summer school. In his previous Ed Week commentary, superintendent Vargas teamed up with Jean-Claude Brizard, Rochester schools chief before his brief sojourn with the Chicago schools.]
To the editor
Bolgen Vargas & Sandra A. Parker ( Lessons From a Longer School Day (and Year), July 7) argue that a longer school day will better prepare students for high tech jobs and prevent summer loss.
Stephen Krashen, USC Professor Emeritus
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