It has been proven in the mid-90s by a Dr. Gary Peltier in the article (Year Round School is not a good Idea) that when the scores of year-round school students were compared to those of traditional calendar students, no significant difference was seen. b. In a study in North Carolina it was showed that the study of reading and math test scores of more than 345,000 students found year-round schools had no academic advantage over traditional calendar schools. II. The next issue on board is that year round school would improve the social life of a student.
When you go to High School the first year you get a set schedule from a counselor and you have no choice on what classes you go into beside an elective. You have 6 classes a day, 5 days a week, and things can become very stressful, very fast. In High School you have a lot less responsibilities and a lot less motivation because most kids are just there because they have to be and don’t really want to learn anything when they have too. High School is also full of teachers who are just there to get their paycheck, teach as little as they can, go home and do it again the next day. In High Schools around the United States scores are getting worse and worse and it’s due to unmotivated teachers who don’t care about the integrity of teaching anymore because it all seems pointless in this current time.
They didn’t even know if school would still be around now; they thought that teaching would fail, all together giving up on education. Students didn’t have computers or pens; they had chalkboards and ink pens to work with. In the 1900s every student would have to walk miles to reach the school, if your family was privileged or worked on a farm and had a horse, you could then ride the horse to school, but only the males; females were not allowed to ride. There was one stove in the very front of the classroom for when it was cold. Could you imagine having one stove to heat and warm up an entire room?
Ian Brown Mr. Moran English I - Honors 12 March 2012 Year-Round Schooling Pro Rebuttal The issue of having year-round school in America or not has been going around for decades. This system is practiced throughout the world with the huge exception of many of our schools. Some claim that it doesn’t make a difference to a child’s scores, but spending more time in the classroom, with shorter but often breaks, can keep their mind refreshed. Even U.S. President Barack Obama stated that the hardships and new challenges in this emerging century “demand more time in the classroom.” Some opponents of this system say that our summer vacation is the perfect time to have a full time-off and that you won’t lose much of what you learned the previous school year. In fact, according to a study at the University of Missouri, they found that many students forgot over two and one-half months of whatever their grade-level equivalency is in mathematics.
These include a 60-day on and 20 off and 90 days in class and 30 days out. Arguments in favor of year-round school There are a few individuals who argue for a year-round school system of some form. Proponents of increasing the actual time see it as a means of keeping up with the rest of the world. The lack of skills in math and science in particular when compared with much of the world is seen as detrimental and the result of too little time spent learning. An increase in actual total class time is perceived as a means of decreasing the amount of time
When I was seven and moved to Maryland I felt out of place because I had no friends and went to a new school. At this age, I was timid and making friends was not an easy task so I spent my first year or so living without close friends or family. This was a sad time for me because this was supposed to be the most exciting and carefree time of my life and had nobody to share it with. Reading Baldwin's essay made me realize how traumatizing being secluded from society can feel, but on a higher level. I now believe that he is correct that the differences between whites and black will always exist but they have decreased in significance over the past few decades that have passed since the essay was
241). After compromising with the rural population during the late 1800’s lawmakers developed standards for the number of days that were legally required by the state. Eventually this developed into the traditional school year with a three-month summer break (Hermansen, 1971, p. 9-10). Many feel that this agrarian based school calendar is outdated for the society in which we live. It is widely accepted that the long summer break leads to “summer learning loss” and proponents of the YRS think that decreasing the length of the summer will help eliminate this problem.
A Waste of Time or a Real Health Benefit? At age 12, most children start their Monday mornings off the same way. It starts by getting up and dressed while trying to think of any possible reason to stay home and far away from school. But as we all know, the plans somehow do not work out and school becomes reality. Classes begin on time like they do every other day, and for the next few hours all that is looked forward to is the hour lunch and recess that seems so far away.
However, I recall with precision studying in my hometown school which it is my youth campus. My school in my hometown is important to me. Here is not beautiful and do not have any famous building. Although our new teaching builds build six years, it looks like old and dirty. Because it is a new campus, school does not have enough green area, and looks like bare.
It wasn’t bad enough that I had to be up an hour early for my am classes, but asmuch asI prepared for the first dayI couldn’tfind myHistory books. I didn'treallywant to go to class unprepared for the first day, but my father told me it would be for the best. I arrived at the campus at about seven thirty. I entered the busy parking lot, I had been at the campus quite a lot before, but I never quite understood the enormity of the campus till I seen it with all of the students and cars. I hadn’t received a parking sticker yet so the campus police wouldn’t let me park.