our teachers are already way underpaid. theres a complete shortage of teachers because our school systems cant pay that many and have been laying them off. most schools (at least in my area) are at more than double capacity and extremely overcrowded, so the teachers spend more time babysitting and breaking up fights than teaching. but obama wants schools to stay open longer: longer days, longer weeks, and longer years. More school: Obama would curtail summer vacation - Yahoo! News but whos paying for this? he wants to level the field against other countries, but instead of putting more money for better teachers, better supplies, better schools, he wants the underpaid, understaffed schools to stay open longer? he must be fucking high. you want better grades in schools? you want kids to learn more? get more teachers, build more schools, get rid of that bullshit "no child left behind" crap that bush came out with. why the fuck cant these people actually fix problems? why do they have to do retarded shit? you expect teachers to work more for the same pay? you're an idiot.