In the first three weeks of the school year, kindergarteners in California are spending a whopping 3.5 billion hours at their desks, a new study has found.
Kindergarteners in the state spend an average of 3,845 hours per year, the most time spent in a single day in California history, according to a study by a California-based think tank.
That’s an increase of 4,973 hours per day over the previous year.
Thats an average time of 9 hours per person, the study found.
The study also found that kindergarteners spend more time on social media than they did in 2017, with 7,095 hours of social media use per student, an increase from 7,014 hours in 2017.
The report comes as the number of kindergartons in California has dropped from 7.4 million to 6.2 million, according the State Education Department.
The study found that nearly half of kindergarteners say they do not want to be at their desk during the day.
A third of kindergarten students say they would rather be in the classroom at home than in their classroom at school, according, the report.
There are also many challenges for students to succeed in kindergarten, including learning new words and concepts.
The report found that only one-third of kindergARTners say they get enough practice in each week, and only about half say they have the time to work with a teacher.
“The kindergarten experience is one of the most important learning experiences for children in our state,” said the report’s co-author, Susan Hensley, executive director of the Center for the Study of American Education at the University of California, Los Angeles.
“Kindergartens are one of only a handful of places in our nation that offer meaningful learning opportunities.
If the system were to adopt these recommendations, it could help reduce the burden on children and families and save money in education.”
Kindergardens in California have long been the subject of controversy, with parents and teachers calling for the removal of kindergarden from the curriculum, and a number of state legislators and advocacy groups arguing for their continued inclusion.
As part of the report, Hensleys group released a list of the states most popular kindergartes in the U.S. to highlight the importance of the topic.
The study also examined the state’s overall school spending.
California has the highest per-pupil spending of any state, with an average annual cost of $1,934, according.
The state has also been hit hard by the recent outbreak of coronavirus in the United States, which has left tens of thousands of people in the nation without access to health care.