Published: May 21, 2010 8:18 PM EDT
Updated: May 21, 2010 8:18 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The 2009-2010 school year is about to wrap up and today, Friday, May 21, Lee County School Superintendent Dr. James Browder issued his annual evaluation of the state of the local schools.

Lee county superintendent James Browder told a large audience which included state lawmakers that he would like to see a longer school year.

He says in the past 50 years the classroom has changed dramatically and that there's not enough time in the day to get through required material.

Browder says, "I believe in Florida and in the nation we need to add time to school, because we're woefully below other nations that are reported to be doing better than we are. The only difference between the United States and anybody is the amount of time we spend on education versus what they spend."

Browder says he'd like to the see the school year extended from 180 days to a minimum of 200.

WINK News reporter Sarah Pusateri was on-hand for the event, which featured some very interesting attire! (See video)