No, i don't believe the school week should be reduced...5 days is adequate and I don't think that it would solve anything...tbh I think it would promote laziness more than anything. However, that does not mean I don't think the school systems are a bit out of whack lol.
IMO all schools should be put on a block schedule. I really don't think that reducing the school week will fix anything. I think the main problem is education boards are too focused on teaching things that really aren't necessary. Children need life skills and values...they need to have fun with their curriculum and the way schools run i feel creates way too much stress. I feel theres a time and a place for certain subjects and requirements of kids and young adults. I feel that kids are being robbed of very vital lessons and that school boards are focused on the wrong things.
If you're not familiar with block schedule, basically what it means is kids take certain classes on certain days..they don't take the same subject everyday (they put this in my school after I graduated...go figure). I feel that classes are too rushed and they try to cram all this info into students heads then send them home with loads of homework cause they didn't finish it in school lol. I don't like homework..it should only be given over certain times, for example kids get a couple weeks off from school, give them some sort of assignment over that break so they can keep their minds goin...but this daily homework thing is crazy. sometimes kids come home and end up working more then getting relaxation time, they have dinner, go to bed around 9 then back to the same routine...its no wonder that kids get so burned out. I've seen kids literally in tears over the amount of work and studying that is required..and these are little kids, at one time they even had a no backpack rule (you had to get the ones on wheels) because of the weight of the books pose a potential risk of back injury...do you really need to send a kid home with that much stuff?
I think if teachers had more time to focus on a particular subject at one time, students would better understand the material, they would respond better, and not feel rushed...They could get accomplished what they need to and do it all at school, where it should be. Getting to a higher grade lvl of course is a bit different, when I speak of this overworked stressful environment, I'm referring more to the younger kids. Once in high school I do believe that a higher expectation of students is required, they are afterall preparing to face the world and college. I do still think that even on this level a lot of reassessment of curriculum is required.