Student should read over the summer. A recent news report indicated that Asian children in their homeland attend school more often than Americans. Asians countries are becoming an economic threat to the American economy. One way to thwart such a dominance is to have school students to perform summer reading.
I think that students should be able to not have to worry about their school work during their break if they don't want to, however I think that there should be an assigned book or set of choices and if the student decides to read it or them, they can count as extra credit for the class. I just think that it's wrong to force the student to do it and I don't think it will lead to a love of reading.