OD: State: Extended school day mandatory. Now the 90% participation rate grant requirement for the schools proposed for extended hours makes sense. Attendance will be compulsory. A 90% participation rate could never be achieved on a voluntary basis.
Students need unstructured time to explore their own interests, and non-school time for various activities like sports or scouts, a part-time job (eg. delivering papers or in the family business), or volunteer activities. Parents need time to develop their own relationships with their children and inculcate their values.
More time in compulsory education means less time for families and individuals.
This is a step toward longer school days for everyone. . . more government dependency (school breakfast, lunch and now dinner? School health clinics. School babysitting.) In short: more government control over the population.