Alabama officials say the state can't afford to enforce president barack obama's suggestion of lengthening the school day.
President Obama says that children should spend more time in school to make U.S. education globally competitive.
State Superintendent Joe Morton says it's a good idea, but the timing is bad.
Four years ago, Alabama increased its school year from 175 day to 180.
That cost 90 million dollars including higher teacher salaries.
But since then, Alabama schools have cut millions of dollars from their budgets amid falling tax revenues and a struggling economy.