When students return to school after a summer break, there is often a long time period of adjustment. Opponents may also say that the use of multi-tracking doesn’t work and that it wouldn’t bring any funds when the schools accommodate more students than regular schools. Well this general idea is considered false in many ways. One way is that multi-tracking does save money for the schools when it allows schools to enroll more students than what their
I won’t have any vacation time! Well actually, that is not true. Really when you look at it, you have more breaks for vacations. Year-round schooling doesn’t mean less vacation time (Should Americans Go Year-Round?). You get just as many days off at a year-round school as you would at a traditional school, just at a year-round school, it’s spreaded out through the year rather than all in one big break (The Pros and Cons of Year-Round School).
Learning is wasted because of knowledge not being retained through the three months of summer. Year-round schooling is a concept proposed by many in the educational world as a solution to this lack of knowledge retention. There is a common misconception that year-round schooling would result in more school, when in fact; it is simply an alternate way of organizing the school calendar. Schools that use the year-round education attend classes for 180 days, the same as those of traditional schools, but with a different layout. Schools on the traditional calendar attend classes that are divided in nine months of school and three months of education.
Lauren Benzing Ms. Nielsen English 9 6 November 2009 Year-Round Schooling: A Beneficial Opportunity Students, do you often feel bored at the end of summer? Do you hate forgetting material you have previously learned? Teachers, isn't it frustrating to have to waste precious class time re-teaching and reviewing things that students have already learned, but forgot? Year-round school would be a simple, yet beneficial solution to these problems. For many reasons, a year-round school schedule would be a great leap forward for the education systems of America, which are lacking compared to European and Asian ones (Holland).
Kimberly Northcraft English 102 MWF 8:30 February 12, 2013 Exploratory Paper Does year-round education seem like a logical system to follow? The controversy of switching from the traditional school calendar to the year-round school calendar has been around for a while. Schools in America would still operate on a 180 day system, but the amount of school and vacation time will be distributed differently throughout the year. Schools would switch from long segments of schooling at a time to shorter, broken up segments. The one thing that people generally think about first is the distribution of their vacation time.
The Year-Round School Debate Year-round school (YRS) episodically surfaces as a subject of school reform. Interestingly enough this is not a new topic of debate; however, the reasons for implementing the reform have changed some. Year-round schools do not require the children to increase the number of days they attend school, the days are just dispersed more evenly throughout the year. As Hermansen (1971) states the concept of YRS has been around since at least 1840 when many major cities had school years ranging from forty-three to fifty weeks. These mostly industrialized cities had an enormous need for children to learn English.
NCES reports children enters kindergarten later than their birthdays allows includes 9% of the population (Katz, 2000). Purpose of redshirting, parents hope of giving their children another year to catch up with growth to their peers academically and socially. While the social promotion and retention continues to occur (Frey, 2005). “There is a growing need to analyze redshirt candidates for potential
Kendrick Watts Moyer English 1020- 026 10 February 2014 Is College Really for Me…?? In the essay “Is College for Everyone” by Pharinet, discusses that it’s not mandatory to attend a college institution to obtain a well-paying job. In the beginning of the essay Pharient refrains to a statement that students hear every day, “You want get anywhere without your education (635).” This is a statement that many teachers and parents repeatedly preach to their child since they were kindergartener’s. Pharinet also explains in a reasonable tone, that having a college degree doesn’t always bring success in most students’ life. Mainly because, students are not properly preparing themselves to what seems to be the “real world”.
Let Them Be Kids In 2009, president Obama gave a speech about a competitive American education and in his speech he said: “Now, I know longer school days and school years are not wildly popular ideas”, and he also said: “ I think we should have longer school years” (Office of the press Secretary) (1). However, do we really need longer school days? Do we need to extend school hours? As a mother of three kids, I appreciate every minute I spend with my kids, so I absolutely don’t want my kids to spend almost their entire day at school. There are many effects with long school hours on my kids such as little or no time for after school activity like sports.
A couple of the things I noticed were the differences in the scheduling and rules and attitudes, responsibility on my part, and the work load. In high school, we were required to be at school by a certain time of the morning and once you arrived you were there for the day having seven or eight classes with a thirty minute lunch break. In college you have more freedom with your class schedule. Some students may have a class at eight in the morning and then not have another one until two that afternoon. Others may only have class two or three days a week, depending on how they arrange their schedule.