Kids might not be shy anymore. Future generations would be smarter than past generations. Kids could be in one grade during regular school days, then to the next grade in the summer. This will help kids remember what they've learned, instead of coming back from summer vacation not remembering anything. Parents would be glad to see their children working hard instead of giving up from being behind because of summer vacation.
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.
Year round school runs on a system where students go to school for a month and then get a week off and repeat. The common myth about year round schooling is that a student have to go to school for more than 180 days. In reality year round schooling is just as long as traditional schooling. SOLUTIONS A reason for year round school is that it is more fiscally efficient. Since year round schooling has one group of students that are on vacation for a week while the rest of school is in secession, it allows for class room space to be used more and a single teacher would Evers # be able to teach more students because of the way that year round schooling is set up.
There are many reasons to choose year round schooling versus the standard schooling schedule. The first and most important reason that year round schooling is better is that it boosts test scores and retention rates. Another reason is that year round schooling provides different ways of scheduling the students’ school years to utilize the buildings and classrooms as well at the teachers and other staff. The third reason is that year round schooling helps parents keep a normal work and home schedule without the need of a caretaker for the long summer breaks. Here is a brief explanation from others of why schools should make the switch over from traditional school schedules to year round or modified schedules.
Kids won’t make a difference by focusing enough. You get the same amount of breaks just not a long break when it’s sunny and warm. They will just have to dream about having the summer break. The breaks are short for the kids. 45 days in school and 15 days off will cause too many disruptions.
I believe that year-round schools should be at least an option in our district. First off, and very important to the students is that a year-round school gives students and teachers with a break every 2 months or so. Additionally, if we had the option of a year-round school then it would help to prevent some students from being taken out of school often for a family vacation to Mammoth or Mexico. Lastly, a year-round school would give the teachers a more time for teaching, ultimately letting them cover the required material more thoroughly. I believe that now is the time to change our educational system as we know it for the benefit of teachers, students and their parents!
And it is turned into shorter more numerous breaks (Year-Round Education). Students in year-round schooling have two week breaks during the year, as a substitute of having a long three month vacation like students using the traditional, nine month, calendar. Year-round education schools have a 180 day arrangement; however they stretch these days across the year with shorter vacations amid each term as opposed to a longer summer vacations (Gissler). Year-round schooling has two kinds; one of those types is multi-track. Multi-tracking is a scheme in which the school divides the students into different tracks, or rotations.
The lengthened summer vacation time provides opportunities such as getting a seasonal job or becoming an intern. Kids benefit from focusing on extracurricular activities like athletics and art rather than academics all year long. Things such as family time, jobs and traveling are just as important to a student’s development as being in school. There is no one size fits all solution. Clearly, some students would benefit from year round schooling and extended time in school, but more evidence leads toward the benefits an extended summer vacation.
* Schools are more cost-effective per student by the efficient use of the facility, textbooks, and supplies. * Many students and teachers report that more frequent breaks allow them to return to school more refreshed and with greater energy and improved morale. * Some school districts report vandalism, discipline referrals and absenteeism for students, as well as teachers, has been reduced because of the year-round schedule. * How does a year round school work? * Students in a year-round school are divided into multiple tracks with each track having a different starting and ending date.
In today’s society, technology is rapidly advancing. The United States has sustained the same education system, while foreign countries have benefited greatly from year-round education. The impact of having a summer break is crippling American students, and should be reduced so that American students are able to excel. The United States should extend the school year so that students have more quality instructional time, less review time, and experience a global education experience. Students today that are missing out on the true contexts of the lesson taught are going unnoticed, due to the pace and lesson requirements the teachers are responsible for teaching.