Year-round education could have a part to play. Proponents of year-round education argue that the key to success in school is continuous learning. They also argue that the traditional calendar works against efficient learning by sending students and teachers to months of school without significant breaks and sets students back significantly during a 60-70 day summer vacation. On the other hand, having a longer summer vacation is a tradition that is firmly entrenched in many communities. Is there really solid evidence to show that moving from a traditional calendar to a year-round calendar increases student achievement?
The year-round education plan is becoming very popular in schools today. The schedule is reconstructed so summer vacation is eliminated, and shorter, more frequent breaks are inserted instead. The typical single-track calendar operates on a forty-five to fifteen day plan, where forty-five days are spent in the classroom, followed by a fifteen day break. All school districts should replace their traditional school calendar with this new plan because year-round schooling increases the students’ maintenance of knowledge, improves his or her behavior, and offers flexibility while being effective. One major benefit of year-round schooling is the students’ retention rates are increased.
In 2001, that number had grown to about 1.7 million. (Teen Scene) This number could have grown for many personal or non personal reasons, but what I feel about home schooled being a positive situation, is that the student doing this type of education, can learn time management, self motivation, and independence for themselves in the future. It could help them be able to grow up and learn things on their own and to be more independent for themselves. They could also feel more comfortable around their people during home school, rather then feeling uncomfortable arounds strangers in a public school or the fear of not getting along with anyone. Being around people that we know, makes us feel more comfortable in the environment that we could be in.
Not only are there added benefits academically, but the children in full-day kindergarten work better independently which builds good study habits for the future. Although Grace Chen provides may positive points she also gives detail about the negative points too. With the cost of full-day kindergarten being so expensive many schools do not offer this to families as an option. The second article describes how spending money in a child’s early years of education is cheaper then helping a child in later years. Nicholas Johnson examines all the pros and cons of full-day kindergartens.
When having school with like that, students will have a better knowledge, the effects on the budget for the high school they’re not sitting empty for months during the summer break, when lights are on still, so we could put them into use. Teachers could get paid more money than they are, and get paid for the whole year and just not a quarter, than they don’t teach for 3-4 months, depending on the break, and gives kids to get the knowledge that they need, and the teachers the pay they need. Last but not least, Students who attend school year-round are able to retain more knowledge and move along at a steadier pace than students who follow the regular school year. Summer infects a lot of the learning loss on students enrolled in regular school programs. Research says taken over a hundred years, its shown that students taking the same standardized test both before and after summer break will have a lower grade than the other students.
POSITION PAPER: HOMESCHOOLING VS PUBLIC EDUCATION 1 Position Paper: Homeschooling vs Public School Marilyn Ali ENGL 112 Professor Tschetter DeVry University June 25th, 2013 POSITION PAPER: HOMESCHOOLING VS PUBLIC EDUCATION 2 Homeschooling vs Public Education Homeschooling has become a popular alternative to the traditional public school system. Homeschooling provides children with a safe environment, and it helps to bring the family closer together. Typically, homeschooled children score higher than public school children do on standardized achievement tests, and above average on college entrance exams. Critics feel that schooling children at home is not a viable form of education, contrary to their belief, home-schooling does seem to have its benefits. Home-schooled children tend to have much closer family relationships, a better sense of self-esteem, and homeschooling seems to provide a better education than public schools do.
Public school allows more interaction and socializing with other children, while home schooling concentrates on the how child progresses educationally, as the needs of the child are met. It is the goal of the parent home schooling to see their child succeed. Many parents would want to home school the child because of a hundred percent involvement in the child’s education, this is a major decision for any parent, but I know most parents wants to know how much their child is progressing on a daily basis, what are they learning and knowing they are a part of their child’s education. Most parents think it might be expensive to home school but it is not, most learning material can easily be found online for free. There is a famous quote by John F. Kennedy “The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.” As a parent, people around us might view home schooling as better especially those that home schooled as a child growing up.
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.
| Changing our lives | Why I choose to go back to school | | | 7/9/2013 | The main reasons why I choose to go back to school, is to better myself for my family. | The main reason why I choose to go back to school, is to better myself for my family. First I have two kids, Camille who is 16years old and Camiren who is 5 years old. Second, going back to school can help my family financially. Third, I can help others that have the same problems that I have had.
One of the main reasons I have chosen to ho back t school is my family and their well-being. I feel like if I go to school and get an education then I can take care of them the way I need to take care of them. I feel like going back to school will have many good advantages as well as some disadvantages . Some good things is that I will be furthering my education and in the world we live in it’s almost required. Another advantage is that many more job opportunities will come and I will have a better selection then I do now.