The average work day for adults is from 9am to 5pm and the average school day is from ~8am to ~3pm. This poses many difficulties to working parents. They can either leave work to get their kids or pay a daycare service which can be pricy. If school hours paralleled those of work these hardships could be avoided. The extra hours of school don’t have to be filled with more classes but could be longer breaks or physical activities such as recess. I see way more benefits to this method than the current one we have in place.