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Readers Respond: Should Schools Implement Year Round Education?

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From the article: Year Round Education
Should school implement year round education? Do you think that year round education would have a positive effect, negative effect, or no real effect on student learning? Have you experienced year round education? If so, please share your experiences.

no

i dont think it would be right for kids to go year round because they would feel as if they had no time for them self. i feel as a senior the summer break gave me time to collect my self and make a hard choice as it was to be bored over the summer or go through and look for collage i have done a study on this and kids have stated as students that there would be more drop out and some stated that they would enjoy it. however with some parents they feels as if the school system is pushing to hard and can barley deal with the conflicts now. how many more conflicts do they feel there would be if you kept school year round. so i am strongly against this
—Guest b

um...

its true that we should get a break from school every once and a while, but think about it. if people forget things during the break, this means that they never really learned it. so this means that they need to practice it more, or the teachers arent very good at teaching. also, there is nothing that the kids will really do during the break besides lie around and play video games. those of you who actually get up and exersize? good for you. i am on a swim team, and i exercize year round. you also have the fact that some parents cant take care of their children while their going around and having fun. if they can take care of them, ie, get child care or get them to go their friends or reletives for a while, then good for them. the fact remains. schools give WAY to much breaks to the kids. we already have weekends anyway! so why would you people complain? now look. im not saying that kids dont deserve a break. me being a student myself, i like a break every once and a while...
—Guest 7th grade

no

Let them breathe, relax, just be for a couple of months. The kids that want or need to work will not b given jobs due to no summer break. Teens need to learn how to get a job and how to work at job. Great life lesson!! Our very busy summer tourism business will hugely be affected!! What about summer camps for the kids??? My kids have never been to one, but they will have a problem keeping it running as well as, the kids get a lot out of those camps. At this time, I am very against it. Concerns me that our livelihood with tourism would greatly be affected. Just some quick thoughts, points, and concerns that came to mind.
—Guest val

Not year round

I did research. The time is the same for both schedules, just different time spacing. Get the whole truth people.
—Guest Logo

NO!!

we shouldn't have school all year round. Its not right because we could get stress instead of having a break for at least a month. EVERYONE NEEDS A VACATION!!!!!! :(
—Guest Tiff

NO WAY.!

I am currently an 11th grader. I most certainly disagree with the Year Round Schooling. In my opionion it is going to cause more drop outs than normal. Yes we may still be going the same amount of days as we are now but it's going to make students not want to come back. Taking away vacations,family time, and the summer break is our stress free time. Without having that summer break there'd be more and more bad things happening in schools.
—Guest you

NO WAY!

Do you understand that if we do this that it would cost more money. What about the people who don't pay attention in class? Do you think "THEY" will finally listen to the teacher "that" long? This will just make your report card/ average worse. What about your after school activities? Such as, piano, baskeyball, and etc. Also not everything is about learning, people. We need to experience the world as well. Multi-tasking is awesome! NOT! What if a parent has more than one child? One child has to go to school at 7:00a.m. but theres another child that needs to go to school at 9:00a.m. But then the parents have jobs too, you know. How are the parents suppose to deal with this? Teachers say, "We don't have enough time to teach.' Do you know why? That's because you don't manage your time well enough! That's your fault. If a child is having difficulties with a subject bring them up to the class at lunch or give that child extra practice paper. Please give some thought about this. Thank you.
—Guest Stalker

no.(why should we?)

I don't think that year round schooling is good because if you get bored during the summer thats why we have X-box.
—Guest s.s. 6th

No. To much stress

I understand most of the points made by the "yes" people and the "no" people. I say no. I do because I'm still in high school and we are put under so much stress from homework, friends, school drama and things that go on in our daily life. Even at a younger age you are in a place of stress. Hoping you pass, hoping you can understand all the material, dealing with the drama that people start at school. It's not fun. I think that instead of, no offense, older people who are teachers, graduates or are just plain adults, the people who should answer the question on whether or not we should have year round school is us. The kids still in school. Summer is a time for us to bond with friends and family. A time to relax and forget about who cheated on who, who back stabbed you and why someone did something. We just let all the problems fade away so that when the next year starts back up we can theoretically have a clean plate. I don't wanna be under stress and I wouldn't want my kids either.
—Guest Guest 25

school

kids will not forget what they learned if we have no summer vacation so they will get a better education. more kids will participate in activities to waste bordem.
—Guest cameron

yes definetly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i absolutly think we should have year around school as a advantage not a punishment.It gives students an opportunity to enjopy education and remmeber the lessons the recently learn. i believe education is a blessing
—Guest zoraida

YES!

I wish I could go to year round school! Everbody i know forgets at least 75% of what they learned over the year. So to solve that issue just go for nine weeks and get like two weeks off so you get a brake and remember what you learned over the nine weeks. The only reason students look foward to summer is to get away from school. Everybody dreads school because you just go day after day till summer is up, but if you have the brakes in between then the students would come back to school ready to start again. Think to your self how long you enjoy summer vacation before you are bored and want to go back to school!
—Guest Pete

Why?

Whats the point? It didn't change anything for 10 months, so what makes them think 2 more months will help out?
—Guest untitled

Homeschool

I homeschool my daughter (age 7). We do school as it fits into our family schedule. We have 4 younger than her, so our needs change frequently. I have noted that when we have taken 2-3 week breaks with no schooling at all, she always comes back to the classroom seeming to have "absorbed" what was taught before. It appears as though her mind has had time to process the information, and we move right along, no tedious reviews are ever necessary. This has been particularly the case in her reading skills. She reads on a 4th grade level though she is in 1st grade.
—Guest Jill

YESSSS!!!!

I agree 100% !!! there are many benefits to it! ... such as : the students won't forget what they recently learned; families can travel/ have vacations through-out the year without missing any school!!!! i back it up completely!!! :) sincerely, 8th grade student who backs it 100% :)
—Guest Nicole

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