N.J. College Proposes Six-Day School Week

A proposal for a six-day school week at Kean University in New Jersey has sparked protest from students and faculty.

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A proposal for a six-day school week at Kean University in New Jersey has sparked protest from students and faculty, the Star-Ledger reports. According to Kean officials, the longer week would utilize campus facilities more efficiently, allow students to graduate more quickly, and even alleviate campus parking problems. Under the proposal, the school would add more classes on Fridays and Saturdays, making them shorter, and spreading out more classes through the week.

The plan—which takes other schools' efforts to boost Friday classes to the next level—has faced criticism that lower-income students at the commuter school would have less flexibility with their jobs while faculty would have less time for research and community service.