Another reason to support this idea is because students do not always need two hours to do their homework. For example, some days students may not have homework at all, some days they have homework that may only take 15 minutes, and some days they have hours of homework that they rather do at the comfort of their own home. Third of all, students have many responsibilities that they have to maintain outside of schools. Many parents rely
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.
These are the reasons why I do not agree with adding more hours in school. Some adults think that adding more school hours is bad. They think that it takes away time from family. Also, making school hours longer are too tiring for the kids. Still, nobody is sure if longer hours at school will result in better grades.
Many times, unfortunately, this situation lasts for the entire 180-day school year. What good is an "A" if the student isn't further developing their mind? What good is going to school and not learning anything because it is all so difficult? The answer is "no good." Students who need extra intellectual attention, whether it addresses their difficulties or their talents, shouldn't have to wait for summer to receive it; that would be "no good."
A’lexûs Austin August 28, 2013 English 1113-M Essay 1 Uniforms Helping Schools Learning in schools has gotten better. Over the past couple years or so, more and more public schools have implemented policies requiring children to wear uniforms. This policy has helped students and schools as a whole. Mandated uniforms have eliminated distractions, equalized student population, and caused students to get dressed faster in the mornings. I understand that some people feel that uniforms are a waste of time, but they can never tell anyone why.
You get just as many days off at a year-round school as you would at a traditional school, just at a year-round school, it’s spreaded out through the year rather than all in one big break (The Pros and Cons of Year-Round School). Short breaks gives time for kids to have a better education and avoids kids getting too board over the long break. Yeah, you wouldn’t get to have 3 week vacations, but who does? Some kids say that they get a break right when they need it and it’s refreshing to them and they’re ready to listen (The Pros and Cons of Year-Round School). It would be easier for them to pick up where they left
Many parents can’t afford to send their kids to school with a lunch, and with the price of lunches going up how can we expect these children get the best education available? 50-100 years ago only middle class and upper class people were educated. Now every social class is attending school, and it is expected that every student obtain a certain level of education. An Increase lower economic levels has strained the educational system. On top of all this, there are students placed into classes that they are not properly prepared.
Why? Because low income family’s have a hard enough time supporting themselves, therefore parents are much less likely to donate to the school, volunteer for school meetings, or fund raisers, and also attracts lower performing teachers. There have been many tests and revisions in schools with firing teachers, to having new teaching models to try and improve the educational achievement of poor students, but to no
In the U.S. today, retaining students in schools has been a big problem. Retention in school is defined as having the ability to prevent students from dropping out of school. According to Colin Powell in his article “Keeping America’s Promise,” “1.2 million students per year, nearly 7,000 students per school day, one student every 26 seconds drops out. These figures are disturbing because it seems young adults are unavailing about education, they rather enjoy their social life and have fun. For young people of color, the statistics are even more startling.” This problem is more prevalent and bleak among students of color.
Let Them Be Kids In 2009, president Obama gave a speech about a competitive American education and in his speech he said: “Now, I know longer school days and school years are not wildly popular ideas”, and he also said: “ I think we should have longer school years” (Office of the press Secretary) (1). However, do we really need longer school days? Do we need to extend school hours? As a mother of three kids, I appreciate every minute I spend with my kids, so I absolutely don’t want my kids to spend almost their entire day at school. There are many effects with long school hours on my kids such as little or no time for after school activity like sports.