Should there be year-round schooling for students in grades K-12.

It is a widely debated topic in our education system. president Obama believed we should have one so we could improve national test scores. There are many pros and cons on the issue, between year round schooling and traditional schooling ( 3 month summer break). What is your opinion on the issue. Also year round schooling has the same number of days as traditional schooling it is just more spread out with frequent breaks



Should there be year-round schooling for students in grades K-12.
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Should there be year-round schooling for students in grades K-12.
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Kids loose a lot of information during summer!

with the 3 month lon summer the kids loose a lot of information. if they went school round they could have longer christmas and spring breaks. he summer would be shorter but it would benefit them overall.

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Should there be year-round schooling for students in grades K-12.
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No there should't

There shouldn't because because students need a break from school. They need freedom and a break like summer break. Also, if there is a school where you pay monthly fees, it would be expensive for each family to pay. It's better to pay for 10 months school instead of 12.

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Should there be year-round schooling for students in grades K-12.
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There Should Not Be School All Year.

School is not the worst place on earth but kids really don't want to be spending there enitre summer in school. It's nice outside and noone wants to be inside. Kids do need a break. They work hard and wants some time off to spend with there family. They can't just sit all year long. They will probably lose there excitment for school and they will miss out on childhood experiences. Kids that don't have a long attention span will for sure cause problems around the classroom. Overall my opinion on the whole thing is that kids need a break. School should not be year round.

A couple of cons i found on a website:

The Cons of a Year Round School or Longer School Day

•School maintenance costs, including day-to-day upkeep and utilities, can increase up to 10 percent if schools are open for longer. (Silva, 2007).
•Students who have difficulty with attention, either due to disability or because young elementary students are not developmentally ready to attend for longer periods of time are unlikely to get more out of a longer school day. This, too, may increase the amount of behavioral issues in the classroom.
•Teens who need to work to help support themselves or make money for college may have difficulty holding or finding a job. (Silvernail & Bickford, 2009)
•Budgets and staffing issues simply may not allow for extended school programs. Many schools already struggle to pay teachers a competitive wage, making it hard to keep high quality teachers. The cost of teaching as a full-time endeavor may not be feasible either locally or federally.
•Multi-tracking programs mean that parents could possibly have students on different schedules.
•After school activities, such as sports or the arts may suffer or get lost in the shuffle (or budget) if school days are longer.
•Students in year round school may miss out on opportunities to spend time with children of other ages and/or learn about nature as typical summer camp experiences may no longer be a part of the childhood experience.

Website: http://childparenting.about.com/od/schoollearning/a/year-round-school-pros-cons.htm

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Should there be year-round schooling for students in grades K-12.

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