365 days per year / 24 hrs per day / 1,440 mins per day
Students spend 13 years in school from age 0-18
Age 0-18 / 365 days * 18 years = 6,570 total days alive
6,570 days * 1,440 minutes per day = 9,460,800 total minutes alive from age 0-18
350 minutes per day in a classroom for 180 days per year (total 13 years in school)
350 minutes per day * 180 days per year = 63,000 minutes in a classroom per year
13 years in school * 63,000 minutes per year = 819,000 total minutes in a classroom
819,000 total classroom minutes / 9,460,000 total minutes alive = 8.7%
If my math and calculations are correct, it would seem that from the age of 0-18, the average student in the United States will spend roughly 9% of his/her life in a classroom. That means 91% of a child's life from the age of 0-18 is NOT spent in a classroom. In my opinion, as an Educator and as a citizen of The United States, this is extremely pertinent information that is undoubtedly relevant when discussing the measures and the means of education reform.
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