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  • More breaks, and more education, all in one!!

    In America, we are only required to have 180 school days a year. Having the school year begin in September and end sometime in August, means that we as students are allowed to more frequently take shorter breaks in the year. Doing so, would eliminate boredom in the summer because of working parents, and would eliminate stress. So much stress comes out of nonstop projects and homework, but with more breaks around the year, students can be more productive an less stressed, with better quality work.

  • Yes, the school year should be longer. If the U.S. is to remain a dominant economy in the world, a longer school year would not hurt the cause.

    The United States is always falling behind when it comes down to its economy and the test scores of its students in comparison to other countries like the Netherlands, Switzerland, Indian, China, and Japan. Most of the poor testing by U.S. students is in the subjects of science, math, and reading. All of the countries that have their students test higher than U.S. students have longer school years than the U.S.

  • The school year should be longer

    Kids are beginning the new school year having forgotten what they had learned in the previous year. During summertime kids are not using the knowledge they had learned because it isn't necessary at that age. I mean they should be receiving the advanced knowledge but the teachers should be aware.

  • Yes, it should be

    During the summer, children won't forget as much, and they won't have to relearn, giving time to learn more topics.
    If The school board gives school a long enough school day, the school year might be made shorter. People in school will develop good social skills. If the school year is longer we would get the skill to wake up at one time which will be good for a future job. Kids in poverty would be fed breakfast and lunch.

  • China is ahead of us!

    America is falling tremendously in grades and IQ's. I f we add alittle more time to the school year just to go over all that they taught in the year, and not just memorize but understand the methods and education. In chi a, they teach children to love school, so can we. I f they can do it we can do it because we are a determined and united nation! Our future depends on our younger generations.

  • School years should be longer

    The longer the school years are, the more children can learn. Children need more learning time so adults do not get so frustrated.

    They get to see friends more often. This helps them to get along with them more. They can also develop more friendship.

    This is why the school years should be longer.

  • Longer school year!

    If we make the school year longer we will not lose important information over summer break. More time in school means its more knowledge for the future. The oregon school year is one of the shortest in the country.If The school board gives school a long enough school day, the school year might be made shorter. People in school will develop good social skills. If the school year is longer we would get the skill to wake up at one time which will be good for a future job. Kids in poverty would be fed breakfast and lunch. One last good thing about the longer school year parents would not have to hire a babysitter.

  • Yes, it should be longer.

    The school year should be longer because, as many people said, the average final exam grade 86%. During the summer, children won't forget as much, and they won't have to relearn, giving time to learn more topics. More school would also give something for children to do. I tend to spend most of my time on my laptop during summer break, and my family has to pay money for camps. Therefore, I believe that the school year SHOULD be extended.

  • Yes, the school year should be longer!

    Many students are failing or barely passing state exams, especially the end-of-year exams such as the Regents or Common Core because they are/feel unprepared for the tests and need more time to study, ask questions, and stay after school for review. If the school year stays the same or shortens then many students will be unprepared to move on to the next grade or level of institution.

  • Yes, Yes, Yes

    So many kids spend their entire 2 1/2 months bored at home because its to hot to go outside, they can't afford vacation, and their parents are working 24/7. Half of our current school year is spent on review. 1/4 is spent on learning, and the last 1/4 of the of the year, the kids are on free rein. Now think about it, is our school plan really realistic? Summer break was created so that the kids could go back home and help out on the farm, but unless you live on a farm, there really isn't any excuse.


    ( these are the exact words of a 6th grade student )

    Posted by: Ingo
  • No, it shouldn't

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  • No ,the school year shouldn't be longer !

    If the school year is longer it will take away all students vacation & plus it would cause school to loose children , some will not attend and dropouts would increase big time . A longer school year would cause a lot of peer pressure and it would decrease family time

  • No ,the school year shouldn't be longer !

    If the school year is longer it will take away all students vacation & plus it would cause school to loose children , some will not attend and dropouts would increase big time . A longer school year would cause a lot of peer pressure and it would decrease family time

  • No ,the school year shouldn't be longer !

    If the school year is longer it will take away all students vacation & plus it would cause school to loose children , some will not attend and dropouts would increase big time . A longer school year would cause a lot of peer pressure and it would decrease family time

  • Less School Days

    The school year is long already and we need a break. We spend our whole child hood going to school and you can barley do anything in the summer because it is to hot out. Also school tires everyone out and we do NOT need any more of it. Again we do NOT need more school days.

  • Less School Days

    The school year is long already and we need a break. We spend our whole child hood going to school and you can barley do anything in the summer because it is to hot out. Also school tires everyone out and we do NOT need any more of it. Again we do NOT need more school days.

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Anonymous says2013-02-25T16:10:43.600
there shold be more school days
Anonymous says2013-04-02T19:09:09.403
I donot think we should have school because
they need breaks because they need a little time off they ussaly wiilll have stress because of school and homework is another problem
the kids need time to themselfs
Anonymous says2013-05-19T05:51:33.627
Time outside of school causes weight gain. A longer school year would give poor children more access to school-provided healthy meals. According to Ohio State University statistician Paul von Hippel, children gain weight two or three times faster during summer vacation than during the school year. So it looks like the schools aren’t the problem after all, or at least not a big part of the problem. Children would weigh a lot more it weren’t for the time that they spend in school. Von Hippel conducted a study in which they used survey data to look at weight gain in a sample of 5,000 children in 300 schools. If schools were the source of the problem, they would have expected to find that children gain weight more quickly during the school year than during summer vacation. But their findings indicated that summer vacation was the problem. It may be normal for kids to gain weight, but a lot of them are gaining too quickly, and most of that excess weight gain is taking place during the summer. And excess weight gain is serious--according to the Center for Disease Control, childhood obesity can have a harmful effect on the body in a variety of ways. Obese children are more likely to have high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Also, they have increased risk of impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, breathing problems, joint problems and musculoskeletal discomfort, fatty liver disease, gallstones, and type 2 diabetes. Obese children and adolescents also have a greater risk of social and psychological problems, such as discrimination and poor self-esteem, which can continue into adulthood.
The impact here is clear: Longer school years would help children eat healthier and combat weight gain, therefore helping the overall health of our society in the long-run.