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Saturday, August 3, 2013

Should Schools Go All Year Long?

By By Solrac, Morguefile

There are those that argue it is better for students to go to school all year round as oppose to having 2 months or more off during the summer. Going to school year round can have its advantages for students.

Previously, when students were off from school all summer, teachers would have to retrain the students coming back after summer vacation. With year round school education students will be able to retain much of what they have learned the previous year and even be better prepared for the upcoming school year.

Three years ago Beecher district in Michigan was facing a state take over because of low performance. Studies have shown that more than 6 to 7 weeks away from the classroom, slows a student’s performance. In addition, Beecher will now start classes on August 20 as oppose to after Labor Day. I am so glad to see that the Beecher Districts are taking this direction. This year round education operates on a balanced calendar. Grand Blanc and Davison Schools operate on a balanced calendar.

I have seen how many of the students in the Grand Blanc schools excel. Possibly the Flint Schools as well as other schools will follow.

Around August 12 is the start time for many schools in Georgia. This is nothing new for them though. This early starting has prevailed for many years and the students usually perform marvelously as a result of this.

I also have observed that many parents in Michigan and in Georgia take advantage of summer camps to keep their children active until school does start.

There are pros and cons of Year-Round School education. Some argue that frequent breaks of the year round schooling makes it hard starting up each time for learning. In addition, it causes problems for parents finding childcare. I believe sometimes that there is a small price for children’s education. I am all for this year round schooling, because I have seen the positive results in children. What do you think?


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Pros and Cons of Year-Round Schools


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