Dayton: Four-Day School Week Not For Education Reasons By Bill Sorem | September 23, 2010 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Education Subscribe to Education DFL gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton presented his K-12 education plan yesterday at Dayton’s Bluff Elementary School in St. Paul. He said that over the past eight years Minnesota schools have seen a $1,300 decrease in real per-pupil funding. Furthermore, no school has gone to a four-day week for educational purposes, but to cut costs. Dayton’s Bluff was once one of the worst schools in Minnesota but now has become one of the best schools by implementing the changes Dayton now proposes: smaller class sizes, all-day kindergarten for every school, providing early childhood opportunities to every kid in Minnesota, training and retaining great teachers and utilizing effective public/private partnerships. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.