Have you ever put aside school work/assignments the last few days of school, just because you were excited and anxious that summer break was near? You probably started to act up or even fail at that time of year. Don't you think that would be a silly way to fail? Teachers and parents would love to see the kids have good grades, good behavior, and actually learning the subject (not just memorizing for the time being) throughout their school years. Normally during the last few days of school, kids put aside their work because they are excited for school to be done with.
It found that, in most cases, the sample of students in the year-round schools posted overall test-score increases that were higher than those of their traditionally schooled counterparts. Education stays the same as a regular schooling. There are no easy answers when looking at a calendar change. With this in mind, districts need to heavily consider one last thing, community support. If teachers and parents do not support the change, it’s destined to fail even if a district has done its
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.
Abstracts 1. Pros and Cons of Year Round School ~ This article examines the pros and cons of year round school. It has been a hot topic on whether year round school is better than the traditional 9 month school year. Many educators don’t agree that more time is better. Policy analyst Elena Silva at the Education Sector research backs them up.
The next issue on board is that year round school would improve the social life of a student. a. Elaine Warrick-Harris says in her book (Childhood Educaiton) that families have more opportunities to take vacations during the off-season, so they can enjoy lower rates and less-crowded areas; though this may seem helpful some families this may lead to problems in families whose children are on different school calendars b. Since vacation times are staggered and may interfere with system-wide teacher training this can create stress by conflicting schedules will not depreciate the time a teacher is usually home with their family III. Finally the third problem that arises is cost for year round schooling a. Instead of nine months of cafeteria food for the kids it would be a year’s worth, this goes too for the electricity, and also the payroll of the teachers.
Students and teachers in other countries may not feel the same but, in the United States, people need longer then just one or two weeks during the summer to relax and relieve all the stress that they might have. When stress builds up, you need to take time to relax for a while, and a week or two during the summer would not be enough time to do that. When students have been off for a couple of weeks it is always hard to go back because you know your going to have to work and this would make some students depressed. So we need the two months during the summer time to relieve the stress that might build up during the summer. In the summer time it is very hot most days and schools without air conditioning would be very hard to learn in and for teachers to teach.
Graduating Early Costs Benefits Starting late having to catch up in school (long term) Being able to finish highschool early (short term) I don’t get the senior experience with the kids I grew up with (short term) graduating at 17 (short term) no free time (short term) getting everything out the way and starting college (long term) Explain how the concepts of scarcity, choice, and opportunity cost relate to your dilemma. Scarcity, choice, opportunity relate to my dilemma because I can't be every where at one time I want to graduate early but I wont have my senior year with the kids I grew up with.My choice was to graduate early and the opportunity cost I gave up graduating with my classmates since kindergarten. When making a decision, are the costs and benefits equally important to you? Why or why not. Based on your chart, explain which category, costs or benefits, would have the largest impact on your decision?
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.
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.
The "summer slide"(Maclean's, 2010) is where after three unproductive months of no schooling the students tend to forget the information taught from the previous year. A year-round schooling schedule that also implements intercession classes in their model are able to offer a wide variety of classes that cannot be given during the school year. If intercession is in place, the students can still come in on their off schedule for exciting studies such as music, art, sports, and many more subjects depending what the school is able to provide (Wildavsky,