Time in School: How Does the U.S. Compare?

December 21, 2011

This new concludes that contrary to popular perception that most U.S. public schools require at least as much or even more instructional time for students than countries touted for their high performance on international tests, including Finland, Japan and South Korea. 

The report was issued by the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education, which measured time based on the minimum number of hours of instruction per year countries require their public schools to provide in a formal classroom setting.

Check out the Washington Post's analysis of the report here, and check out the report in the link below.