Persuasive Essay Should we have school all year round? By Megan Greenberg Many people have wondered about the learning schedule of kids. An idea was brought up of having three shorter breaks throughout the year rather than one long summer break. I’m a student of Salisbury middle school and sister of a school teacher, and I think year round school is a very bad idea. Over breaks you tend to forget what you learned before the break.
Over the past decade, arguments have evolved concerning whether American school children are in school too few days. Some educators and school boards want to implement a year-round school system. This has been both embraced and rejected. One problem at the core of these arguments is the definition of year-round schooling. What is Year-Round School?
The notion of spending more time in school is not “wildly popular”, but necessary." (A) When you compare the length of Japans school year to that of the United States it's evident that we're at huge disadvantage. It's crucial for the secretary of Education and for the government to extend the school year by either lengthening the school day, or shortening summer vacation in order for US students to score at the same range as other countries. Not only will it benefit the students, but it will benefit their parents as well by allowing them to have ample time to further their own education or to put in more hours at work When you ask a 1st place marathon runner how much time they spent training at the gym and compare it to the response from the runner who placed last, their responses will be in stark contrast from each other. The same concept applies towards the student who scores a 32 on the ACT compared with a student who scored a 22.
“All Year round School” Over the last few years there has been one topic that has been debated very much and is very controversial. That is the issue of having an all year round school calendar. Some people argue that all year round school is a good. They argue that having an all year round School Calendar is a good thing because it improves grades. They say that all year round school is horrible because it takes away summer vacation – that it takes away time for long vacations.
October 11, 2011 President Obama President White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, As you will see in my letter, I am concerned with how kids would react to longer school years. I’m sure most would not be happy about the thought of that, but there would be some Grade-A students out there that would love this, because it would be able to increase their education and learning skills. But throughout my letter I am just going to suggest some ways for you and Congress to help or possibly change some things about the school years. Sincerely, ****** ******* To me, by extending school days and years, I feel like the education would not increase for all students and schools. Just the ones that really strive for it and want a better education.
Q1a Know the structure of education from early years to post compulsory education. Early Years Education is given to every 3-4 year old child in the UK as part of the Every Child Matters Act 2006. This means they are entitled to 15 hours of free education for thirty eight weeks in a year. Government funding by local authorities has enabled this free education. Parents can top up the hours by paying themselves for any extra hours.
With two days off, students may be too distracted reminiscing about what they had done before school, but with fourteen more days added they can arrange and settle their minds for the school activities. Second, extravagant parties occur on Christmas break more than the other breaks. Unlike Thanksgiving parties, Christmas is a festival – a three day feast - spanning Christmas Eve, Christmas day, and the day after Christmas. In addition, New Year’s party is the upcoming week. Christmas is also the only holiday to celebrate with peers and families that deals with exchanging gifts.
Can Retention Be Good for a Student? Tina Blevins Axia College of University of Phoenix The Encyclopedia of Children’s Health (2008) gives the following definition of retention; “The term "retention" in regards to school means repeating an academic year of school. Retention in school is also called grade retention, being held back, or repeating a grade. Grade retention is the opposite of social promotion, in which children continue with their age peers regardless of academic performance.”(¶1) Grade retention has been an ongoing debate among teachers, parents and educators for many years. When I first chose this debate, I thought that I knew what side I was going to take in the debate.
One sibling might be enjoying his or her two month break while the other has to sit in class working. Being in school during the summer makes it difficult for them to learn knowing their siblings are on vacation. Moreover, family vacations are very difficult to schedule, and complicates their plans. Most families take vacations during the summer. Most parents take advantage of their son or daughter two month off to spend time with them, such as going on family vacation, doing summer activities, and everything else associated with summer activity.
What do you see as the strengths of the paper, and what would I try to do if you were to revise it. I believe my strengths in my paper were being able to show if it is right to go to year round education, the effects year round schooling could have on students, effects on parents and if it will increase the declining academics in our schools. 5. What‘s not part of the paper that you think might help a reader understand or appreciate it more. What wasn’t put in?