Across the country, at least 17 states now have school districts that have switched to a four day school week. The days are longer, but come Friday students have no class. For many districts it’s about saving money. A school can save a great deal of money by dropping a day, especially what it spends on fuel for its buses. Proponents also argue that besides costs, a four day week provides parents and children with a free day for at home learning, activities and doctor’s appointments. Then there are the parents and educators that feel a four day week is a terrible idea. There is not a great deal of research on how it effects learning. But many — President Obama included — argue children need more time in the classroom not less. They say it is a burden on working parents who will be forced to scramble for childcare. Times are tough and schools are trying to figure out how navigate a recession. What are your thoughts on dropping a school day?