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aaron2021
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Acarr130
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year round school

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Acarr130
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Started: 1/27/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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aaron2021

Con

Is year round school a good idea or not.
Acarr130

Pro

This is a very interesting debate...
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First off, year round schools is a school year that every 45 days, the children get 15 days off, not including Saturday and Sunday.
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Some of the pros that I see are as followed;
1. Less summer slide; It"s easy to spend all of summer break on Facebook and on Netflix (except, of course, the last day of break, which is crammed with all the summer homework you should have been doing). There"s nothing wrong with having fun"you deserve it, after all"but months without learning lead to what is called the "summer slide": the loss of academic knowledge over summer break. Students at year-round schools avoid the summer slide (or, at least, suffer from it less) because summer is shorter. Instead of spending three months forgetting how to speak Spanish or do calculus, they spend two months or one month. When they get back to school, everything they learned over the last year is still somewhat fresh in their heads, at least compared to students at schools that use a more traditional calendar. This results in less review at the beginning of the year and more actual learning.

2. Longer breaks; The school year, though extended over a long period of time, is still 180 days long. Time taken out of summer break is spread across breaks throughout the year, which means two and a half school-free weeks for fall, winter, and spring. The I"m-free-at-last feeling that usually precedes summer break comes at the end of each quarter at year-round schools, and it"s like Christmas every ten weeks.

3. No summer boredom; Summer"s nice, but let"s face it: At a certain point, it can get boring. After watching every episode of Doctor Who on Netflix, re-reading every Harry Potter book twice, turning into a prune in the pool, and sleeping for twenty hours straight, there"s really nothing to do. School might be a pain, but at least it"s something, and every summer, there comes a point where you"d rather be in school"learning, socializing, and being a productive human being"than in front of your computer, reading every single post on your Facebook news feed for the sixth time that hour. Students who go to year-round schools may or may not experience this feeling, but certainly, any summer boredom that they do feel is reduced significantly.
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Sources;
http://www.theprospect.net...
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Thank you
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by Based 1 year ago
Based
I love how Acarr130 thinks that everyone spends their Summer break on Netflix.
Posted by logie_loges 1 year ago
logie_loges
very intresting
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Vote Placed by 9spaceking 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: pro completely destroyed con
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Vote Placed by Paleophyte 1 year ago
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Vote Placed by Hylian_3000 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct: Both had appropriate conduct. S&G: No major spelling or grammar errors. Arguments: Pro, hands down. 1 round debate and Pro's argument went un-contested. Con did not even have an argument. Sources: Pro was the only one to use sources.
Vote Placed by o0jeannie0o 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: not a debate, con chose the rounds so conduct to pro