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." YRS allows students' special needs to be addressed throughout the entire year, rather than after it. The chance for acceleration, extended learning, or enrichment shouldn't have to wait nine months; giving talented students the chance to stretch their minds year-round is a wonderful opportunity. On the other end of the spectrum, students who are lacking in subjects, need academic tutoring, or need to "catch up" can receive assistance as a supplement to their regular education during year-round school. Many year-round schools provide enrichment or
Year-round schooling is a better system than traditional because it’s better for students learning, it keeps kids involved and engaged, and, as much as this might surprise you, it doesn’t mean less vacation time. So on that first day back, your probably freaking out. Your thinking, “I DON’T REMEMBER THIS!! HOW CAN A TEACHER EXPECT ME TO REMEMBER THIS STUFF AFTER A WHOLE SUMMER! !” They shouldn’t.
NCLB set forth a certain criteria to be met, but allowed the states to determine how they would accomplish it. Therefore, each state handles assessment and accountability differently. This makes it hard to show success or failure of the programs. Supporters and critics alike can cite research that supports their opinion. My opinion of NCLB is it is flawed, developmentally inappropriate, ill funded, ←and→ leaving more students, teachers, ←and→ schools behind than ever before because The tests have turned into the objective of classroom instruction rather than the measure of teaching ←and→ learning.
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.
Liberty University Mathematical Reform: Using Phi Delta Kappan Series EDUC 301 There is an issue of reform versus the basis. Reform is the improvement of something wrong or is corrupt. One thing that is corrupt is the American education system dealing in mathematics. The society has many questions on why students have problems in math rather than any other subject they take in school. Some questions that have risen are still needed answering by the many school districts in our nation especially dealing with the curricula of the mathematics courses and text books, and also and the districts investment in the school districts.
They could also go and learn a new language or tour a different country. “Learning a foreign language is a skill you’ll have for the rest of your life and one that employers find very attractive” (McKay). Taking a gap year will help the students gain many personal skills that they will use in the long run. Did you know that many academic benefits come with taking a gap year? “Gap year students show a clear pattern of having a higher GPA than would otherwise have been predicted, and the positive effect lasts over all four years” (“Data”).
However, when children attend school they do not just gain an academic education. I am sure most parents who do home-school recognize that education is far more than just academics, and aim to give their children a well-balanced education in life matters as well. On the other hand, I do not really think it would be possible to achieve this balance nearly as effectively in the twenty-first century by confining the majority of a child's life lessons to the home setting. Modern life is much more complex than in the past. Overall, I believe that home-schooling is not in the best interests of the child due to the fact that not every parent is qualified to be an educational teacher, that it creates time and financial restraints on the family, and that home-schooling leaves the child socially unprepared for teen and adult life.
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.
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.
Why High School Graduates Should Take a Year Off Before Going to College I believe that after graduating high school it is helpful in many ways to take a year off before you decide to enter college. Nothing is better for a person than to be able to live a year with a fresh and open mind for what they want to do for the rest of their life. This is a year to be able to consider all the options, find stability in their life and with their financials, and they would be way more motivated to go back to school or even have better luck getting into a school. A year to be able to consider all the options in life could be very useful for indecisive people. If you are not positive on exactly what you want to do in life yet a year is more than enough to research jobs.