Saturday School

A statewide university study shows Friday is not the most popular day on campus. The survey shows classroom usage drastically drops off on the fifth school day.

But get this, education leaders say not only do they want more activity on Friday, they're seriously considering Saturday school.

Talking with students at Florida State University, Fridays seem almost optional.

“Most students start the weekend early, start Thursday night, don't want to go to classes on Friday,” says Nema Fotoohi, an FSU sophomore.

But in a new state survey, FSU and FAMU faired relatively well in classroom usage on Fridays.

Steve Uhlfelder, Board of Governors member, says, “FSU and Florida A&M are at 60 to 70 percent where surprisingly some are at 30 percent, and I think the taxpayers need to be concerned about it.”

And with the rising demand of enrollment growth, FSU Provost Larry Abele says Fridays won't be the only issue.

Dr. Larry Abele says, “I believe we are going to have classes on Saturday. They'll be a normal day of the week.”

Not so normal to students yet. Dr. Abele says he's hoping to get Saturday classes on the schedule by fall 2005.


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