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
1-2) A traditional school year would have a 180-day school year with short breaks for the holidays followed by a 12-week summer break. After that long break over the summer, where the kids are most likely sitting around doing nothing beneficial to their education, they tend to forget most of what they learned the previous school year. That is called summer learning loss. In a year round school calendar, schools still only have 180 days, but more frequent breaks will be given. With more breaks about 1-2 weeks long, students wont forget what they learned before the break.
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 Many feel that this agrarian based school calendar is outdated for the society in which we live.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.
Week 3 Activity Sheila Bills DeVry University Prof Worley 20 September 2014 The need to be able to go to school and obtain a degree is relatively low in the community where I grew up. The opportunity has to be available. While education was “talked” about in our home, it wasn’t strictly enforced. My parents just wanted us to finish school and find a job at one of the local factories. I grew up in a very small town and not many “got out”.
Name Instructor Class Date Year-Round Schooling: The Downfall The United States school systems have been on a traditional calendar of roughly nine months of school and three months summer vacation for the last one-hundred years or so. It seems to work fine; the vast majority of people to go through the traditional calendar don’t seem to be defective in any way. Yet some want to change it; some school officials want to fix something that isn’t broken. Some feel if we have our children go to school year round with more but shorter breaks, they will retain more information and get better grades. The problematic ‘solution’ of year round schooling that is being done by some and considered by more isn’t worth the money, the issues that would arise, and the trouble it would cause for the teachers, children and their
Also looking at the benefits of social promotion from an economic standpoint; it is very expensive to fail students and add another year onto their schooling. Some may say, why bother to waste the money on a student repeating a year when they are likely to drop out anyway. These are a few of the reasons why social promotion is supported and why it exists. While the idea of social promotion has good intentions, in reality, the practice of sending a child into the next grade level when they are unprepared is wrong. “The most frequently repeated grades are kindergarten through second” (Westchester Institute For Human Services Research).
I believe that the twelve month school year should be implemented in Monmouth County because of these following reasons. The Author of Say 'No' to Year-round Schooling claims that a twelve month school year would deprive students of their "well earned" freedom, deny students who wish to work during the regular school year the chance to do so, make it impossible for families to have beneficial getaways, result in teachers working in hot classrooms, result in teachers doing even more amounts of work without getting paid more and result in teachers being unable to have vacations with their own families, and result in teachers having to hire sitters to care for their children. The author believes these things because of her assumptions that the twelve month school year will have less vacation time, the teachers will not be paid more, and that the schools air conditioners will not be are conditioned. Year-long schooling will bring a fuller education and students will be less likely to be exposed to negative influences, and be less likely to become victims of crimes. The author says that since the students will be exhausted from attending school from fall to spring, students will not be able to accomplish much over the summer.
Obtaining as little as a high school diploma in some parts of the world is so expensive and sometimes unattainable, no matter how bad some may want it. Education in the US is taken for granted. Most student go to school as a part of a routine or because it is something that they are told to do. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” A famous quote by Aristotle, that much has yet to understand. Is the curriculum for elementary, secondary and high school students effective enough to prepare them for higher education?
Essay #1 – Online School - Persuasive Online School While the world wide web has been around for more than a twenty years, we continue to learn from what technology has to offer. Online education is one of the ways that students, not only learn about specific subjects, but also allows education to reach students who may not otherwise be able to commute to a physical educational setting. Under most circumstances, once a student has committed to taking an online course, there are very few excuses for absences. Typically, online requires participation and deadlines; however, between the scope of the required work, there is flexibility as to the individual timing of those requirements. There are many reasons why this arrangement works for some students.
Over the decades there has been an ongoing debate to change the United States education system in guiding students on a superior future. With the establishment of the No Child Left Behind Act, the importance to score higher on the standardized test has resulted in making budget cut to have more academic courses. When the current U.S. administration made budget cut decisions, the first thing to go is the art, music, and theater classes. The school administration does not realize that the arts are the aspect in people's lives and improves students mentality. A student that is involved in the arts are at low at risk to develop a mental disorder or helps release their frustration in a positive creative way.