If children go to school year-round, it is much more likely that they will retain the information they learn in class, instead of forgetting most of it over the three months of summer vacation. The beginning of the school year is usually spent reviewing the material that students learned in the previous school year, which results in wasted time for teachers, parents and students.
It should be year round so that students do not have to relearn the information that the learned at the end of the previous school year. A lot of time is wasted in school those first couple weeks back from summer vacation relearning what they did the previous year. Year round school would stop this from happening.
School should be year round because then students wouldn't forget as much. Teachers wouldn't be without a job for an entire season. Instead of saving up money all year preparing for summer break or trying to find a part time job while on break, they'd have two weeks off after about a month of school.
School being year-round benefits the students as well as the parents. Students will then become wiser and learn more. Parents won't have to worry about what their children should do during the summer. Also, compare us to other countries in Europe, Asia, or South America. The most industrailized countries, children go to school more days per year, and more hours per day than Americans.
Students and teachers are receiving more breaks, this will help stop the "burn out." Normally families can't find enough things for students to do with their time during the summer so a shorter break will benefit both parties. Year round school will also help with test scores giving student's and teachers more time to study and get involved with learning. During the mini breaks they can link up with teachers and get one on one sessions to help them catch up or understand things they didn't during the nine weeks. Family time can be spent through nights, weekends, and during the three week breaks they receive throughout the year. Year round school is not for the parents or what benefits them, its is about the children and what will help them succeed. If school is evened out through out the year it will make it easier for students to get more involved. Yes is alters summer activities to an extent but what school doesn't offer some kind of after school activity for their students to get involved in.
School should be year-round because it is better for the students. During summer vacation students lose a lot of their knowledge from the previous school year. It effectively sets them back, and that wastes valuable learning time at the beginning of each school year. A good portion is spent simply reviewing past learned skills. That is why school should be year-round.
We should have year round school because, it would help with the learning skills of the kids instead of going on summer break. The kids would become a more competitive society with the year round school learning. The last reason why it would be a good thing is because the violence level would come down by a lot. In the city areas the kids would be in school most everyday so it wouldn't happen as much. That is why year round school is good for this world.
Schools should be year round because the students will learn more and better retain what they have learned. The summer vacation was originally for families who farmed; they needed help on their farms in the summer time so they had their children take the summer off so they could help on the families' farms.
If you take away a student's ability to have a vacation you increase the risk of burn-out. While sure, more time for education sounds good, but what about those things that cannot be taught in school? Without vacation time you take away a child's time to be with their family, to go on vacation, to learn trades outside of school, and to just be a child. Childhood is for childhood things, and it should remain that way.
I think school shouldn't be around because it takes away kids from being kids. Like if the family takes a Vacation and they need everybody to get a coupons they cant cause everybody is not there. Another reason is they need there childhood like if they are at school and the rest of the family went to dinner, movie ,or museum they are going to miss out and later on in life regret it
I think It shouldn't be year round cause the kids need to have a break for once in there life. I don't have year round school and I'm perfectly fine and nobody getting dumber. So any body says were getting dumber there wrong nobody is dumb in this world. So thats that.
Do you people that say yes understand the feelings of students??? All the adults argue about this and the students have no say. I myself think that there should be summer break. I just don't understand why the adults argue about the students and the students need to have a say.
Who would want a child to go to school without no breaks? Well there is Winter and Spring Break but those are short breaks. Who would want a child who took a lot of exams, state tests, and possible SAT students to do more work? That is just crazy talk. Since it's summer, the cost of AC would be more. Also, teachers have to get paid more. I think it should not be fair to have school year round.
Kids need to play and have fun. If school is year round, it is like your child is kept in a cage.This is torture for the kids and plus teachers want more money in the summer because it is hot. AC or the heating costs a lot and turning it on all year even in the summer? No, I mean who would do this? Children need to interact in the summer, go to places and have fun and chill.They need to have a good summer.
I believe students deserve a summer vacation. There is already summer school for the kids that don't do as well in their studies during the regular school year. The students that do put the effort in should be given a long vacation. Also I believe that students will get sick of school and end up getting in trouble more often, skipping school, and not doing homework and projects. The only reason kids grades go up the final marking period is due to the fact that they are pressured to do finals. Furthermore I do not think its fair to the kids who have earned their summer break. School all year round will not go well.
There are many children who reside comfortably in the state of New York, where the weather is impressively unpredictable. In winter, there are intense ice storms, freeze-overs, white-outs, blizzards, and power-outages. In New York summers, you fry as soon as you step out the door. Especially with global warming coming on, and the horrific economy, schools can not pay to provide the Air Conditioning and extra money for more programs and more thorough teaching as well as paying all of the teachers a reasonable pay. Even before school is let out in Walt Disney Elementary in Gates, New York, a young girl I interviewed, Nevaeh Kretchmer, told me that she's been sweating well before the date June 13th, which is their last day. She said that it's extremely hot and humid inside the building, and every kid is sweating yet the teachers still insist that they must type, write, and finish every assignment although in the heat it's hard to pay attention. I know that many schools can't afford AC, Teachers' pay, and all of th extracurricular fees. The Arts, a very important section for Nevaeh, could get cut out. No more Chorus, Art Club, Guitar Club, Music Class, or Band lessons. And that doesn't even touch upon the family traditions. Has anyone thought that perhaps parents may still go to college, like Nevaeh's mom? Anyone thought that maybe parents work nights, and are gone by the time their child gets home? Kids can develop trust issues and attatchment issues as well. Summer is possibly the only time when parents can bond with their children and get to know them better. My last point is that year round schooling does NOT ensure your child a better grade or that they learn more. If they learned enough, testing would be unreliable because of the heat blocking out their senses. Those are just a few reasons why year round schooling is not the way to go, and if you think it is, than at least allow parents and their children the freedom to a voucher. Thank you.
The idea that students should be in school year round presupposes that ALL learning takes place within the confines of a school. Beyond financial concerns for operating the school year round, the simple truth is that summer breaks allow students to engage in camp programs, family vacation, and simply social play that not only refreshes them, but teaches them in a context that makes no sense in a structured, graded school environment.
Having year round school wont really help anything. Even you have short breaks its still not enough.
During summer you could work on a job, or go to a camp for a school sport, but what can you do in 3 weeks? If your goal is to save up money for a car, how are you going to get money for a 8,000 car in 3 weeks? For example I intend to go to Florida, Arizona, and do some drills for basketball. There is no way I would be able to do that in three weeks. So I personally think we should keep it like it is.
If a child is being bullied at school every day they wouldn't be able to handle it every day all year round. Having 2 months of school break can help them and can have more time to stand up to the bullies. It could drive a child to suicide because the stress of school, teachers, and bullies that are put on a person every day.
With more time in school, Students would be bored with school, and would not receive as good grades and wouldn't take school as seriously. Kids would probably try to ditch class more often and everyone would be more stressed out, especially teachers because the kids don't always behave well causing stress and irritation. Taking away Summer Vacation would only add more stress. Plus, families would have more difficulties and children would be able to spend less time (outside of school) with their friends and other children because parents would want to see the kids more.
Financially, year round schools aren’t the best. Utilities in the school will always be in use. This causes the cost to increase by up to 10%! (Study by Silva E. in 2007.) During summer break in traditional schools the air conditioning is off. During year round schools the air conditioning is always on. The cost for heating/cooling rises dramatically in year round schools. Staffing costs are even worse on the budget. When schools are year round teachers won’t get a break. Teaching is a hard job, and when substitutes come in to help everyone just wants more money.’
If school was year-round, most people would hate the government. Increasing the number of months in school and less summer break is a bad idea. That gives students less time to relax and gear up for school. School should not be changed, it is best the way it is. School has been around and the government should not make the school year length any longer. School year-round is a terrible thought to take away our summer break. If you take away our summer break you take away our family time or vacation time. It will cause stress for teachers and students alike.
The reason for that is that you are taking away time from the children. Yes it is more education for them and all, but it will make stress for everyone. Yes they do stuff that wastes time, but this is our future generation, we the parents have to teach them some stuff too, not just the teachers.
Not only that the teachers need a break as well, people want to put everything on the teachers but they have to do with classes that are over crowded a great deal of the time and it can cause high stress.
We don't need teachers that are overworked or kids that never get to go on vacation with mom and dad while they are young.
Keep having summer breaks it's best for everyone.
It would be a terrible idea to have students attend school year round. Most students are involved in some type of summer recreation program or summer camp that is key in the development of them as a child. Most parents also make their best efforts to plan all vacations and other summer activities around their students breaks.