Extend it to have a 3 week summer break so we can compete with China's education system.
1) The more time you spend in school the more likely your salary will be higher. Not in every case, but more probable. 2) Make summer school voluntary. If you have to work or parents don't think you should, that's okay 3) kids don't work in the summer as much as they use too, if they can get job experience in summer let them get it 4) reduce cost by allowing subs or teaching majors to teach summer.
On the other hand, it shouldn't be made any shorter
We are in school for almost all of the year and studies show that it is quality time that makes people smarter not a mass quanity
99.9% of all schools have supplementary lessons during holidays anyway...
NOOOOO! And I'm saying that from the perspective of a high school student. I never understood, why can't we just be content with having a great educational system. We don't have the best, but we still have a great one. Kids and teenagers are people too! How pissed would you be if your 2 month vacation for your job got reduced to 1 month with no additional benefits in return? Hell, my brain is burned out by the end of the third quarter. Add another few weeks to that and I'm fried. What exactly would you even be looking to do in those extra few weeks? It would cause a lot more stress with a small benefit.