Year-Round Schooling For All American Students: A Good Thing Essay

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When Americans think of year-round education they immediately relate it to no summer vacations, hence the reason why, at first glance, most students and parents are contrary to that which comes off as a negative idea. Little do we know, as Americans, that year-round schooling has many more advantages than disadvantages. Back when schools had just began, summers were necessary because children needed to help their families by working on their families farms. Nowadays, as we all know, this is not the case. Year-round schooling consists of the same amount of school days, 180, just spread out over 12 months rather than 10. Although students do not get a “summer” they do, in fact, get numerous 2-3 week breaks throughout the school year …show more content…
The most problematic counter-argument towards year-round schooling is this: parents think that their child will be spending too much time in school. Furthermore, parents are afraid that if their child is put on the year-round schooling plan they will be deprived of their childhood. In reality, there is a minimal difference, if any, in the time spent in the classroom when comparing the traditional and year-round school calendar. Students who attend year-round educational schools spend the same amount of time in school (180 days) and get the same amount of time off of school as schools who stick to the traditional school calendar. Intersession classes are optional to the enrolled students whom are interested in taking them. Unfortunately, intersession is not available to all students, but is set up as a first-come first-serve basis. If funded by the Department of Education, more intersession classes could be offered, leading to more students taking the classes. Moreover, intersessions could lead to a breakthrough in increased, well-retained student knowledge. As a result, year-round schooling will not only help students retain education but introduce them to the real world and help them later in life. Students will have familiarized themselves in not having long three-month summers just as they will realize they can’t have when they are an

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