Over 1,600 schools across 24 states in the United States have switched to a four-day school week, citing cost savings and attracting teachers as the primary benefits.
Students also seem to enjoy the extra-long weekend.
However, some experts remain unsure if it’s better for overall grades and learning.
Longer days may not work for everyone, and parents have raised concerns about finding and paying for childcare while they’re at work.
While the idea could take stress off schools experiencing teacher shortages, it may not be implemented in Australia anytime soon.
Some Australian students feel it’s a good idea for students and teachers to have more time, but others worry about longer lessons and more homework.
The jury is still out on the efficacy of the four-day school week.