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Unfortunately, education is a deteriorating factor in America. Many ideas have been suggested on how to improve our school systems. One of these ideas was to have optional year-round schools. So...do you think we should or shouldn't and why?
two semester schools are better. its been a proven fact that since we have started year round schools our childrens education has been negatively impacted as reflected in their test scores. having longer classes is not a remedy to the current situation.
children need a break or summer vacation. they have enough time to do the year round thing when they are older and in the workplace. let them enjoy being children. in our school district we have both year round and two semester schools and the two semester school children test better. we need to make certain we are working smarter during the two semesters instead of not working smarter and year round.
I was homeschooled with year round schooling. Personally, I think year round schooling is the way to go. However, children need an adequate amount of breaks in between. I think that taking the entire summer off it a bit much, but a week or two here and there is much more beneficial for today's student.
My kids have only been in tradition two semester schools and that is what I grew up with, so it seemed kind of natural. But I had a relative whose kids were in year-round and I saw some benefits to it. 1) More breaks. The kids seemed to like the shorter times in session (of course the did!) and more breaks through the year. 2) Family vacations were longer and they were able to go to places, such as theme parks at off times, like September and October, when they parks were not as busy (most of the other kids were in school!) and the weather was still nice.
Those were two benefits I saw, but a caveat to that is the kid's mom is a school teacher. She had the same days off the kids did, so there was no issue with daycare and making sure the younger kids were taken care of. I imagine year-round school, for two working parents could become expensive with childcare or programs for out-of-school kids that don't run in the "off" season times.
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