Classical Argument Year Round Schooling

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I am sure that most all of you have experienced to joys of summer vacation. The three months of no school, no responsibilities, and the freedom of not having to write an English paper or finish a list of Math problems. However, although you may remember the fun of summer vacation, you may also remember the weeks of preparation and review that went into the beginning of every new school year as you had to relearn last year’s material that you had forgotten over the summer. This is not a unique experience for students coming back from summer vacation. 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. Year-round schools, however, most often attend classes in what is known as the 60/20 calendar in which the student has sixty days of school, followed by twenty days of vacation. Although other schedules are implemented, the 60/20 is the most popular. (Yeager) Also, it is not as if year-round schooling is not popular, according to the National Association for Year-Round Schooling, in the 2002-03 school year, over 2.3 million students in public schools attended year-round school. (“Year”) Although the traditional school has served students well, year-round schooling would be beneficial for students in improving their knowledge retention and providing a richer learning

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