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Readers Respond: Pros and Cons of a Year Round School Program

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Some parents and educators think a year round school program has advantages, and helps children with learning retention and burnout. What do you think are the pros and cons of a year round school? Do you wish your child's school was year round? Do you think a year round school program has helped your child's education? Or, do you prefer a traditional school year with a three month summer break? Share your thoughts and experiences. Share Your Thoughts

No year round school ma dood

school is already long enough summer is the best time of everyones lives so say no to year round school #killing it
—Guest Yoloswagdawg

no way

it is not worth it to much work in vacation kids need to relax and be with family and friends so not to year round schooling
—Guest No way

Definently

We would get more balanced vacations from school. If we are off on long breaks, we are reluctant to return to school. With balanced breaks, we would have more time in the class room, and still get breaks.
—Guest huzza buzza boo

Maybe

I think that year round school is a good idea, that means us sophomores will get out sooner. I think it should only apply for high schoolers or middle/ junior high schoolers .
—Guest fuck off im good

No, thank you

There would have to be more money for schools to pay the teachers.
—Guest alexa

No

No, students need a brain break to calm them and iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii dont like it.
—Guest hi

YA

I think you should have year round schools because some are cheaper than schools that aren't year round and after every 45 days we get 3 weeks off. Also, you get the holidays off! THATS AWESOME!
—Guest none of ur beeswax

No

We might be different than other counties in that we have a longer break, but as a people we are as well. Summer time is family time and activity time. Parents need to step up help our children in the summer. What about parents that only get to see their kids in the summer?
—Guest rob

No

Because kids need their time to shine and learn that there are other things to do besides school work. And they need to know that there is always something positive to do out in the world., not just always doing school work. I would even like to enjoy the fun things my family has planned for me.
—Guest shaila wassman

Mixed Feelings

While I think that year round school with decent sized shorter breaks is probably better for learning and retention, I know that my kids really take advantage of their summer break and enjoy being able to put schoolwork completely out of their minds. My kids go to a camp on a farm for a week, participate in swim team and soccer camps, go to a girl scout day camp, and we make trips to visit family and friends. My daughter has a chance to really get into a sewing project and finally read a book for pleasure. My younger ones just play and swim and love the sun. We still take piano lessons, though. Maybe school for a couple of weeks in the summer with NO HOMEWORK is the answer!
—Guest Deb

It's Best

I think it is best to have year round school with short breaks like Spring, Christmas. Children learn better with practice. With long breaks they are not motivated to come back.
—Guest uthara Ram

No Way!

No. I don't think school should be year round. Kids need time to be kids. They need to enjoy life. I also think teachers who give homework during holidays are idiots. This is family time and how can it be enjoyed if kids have projects and research papers to do during that time. our families live far away we use the time off to visit them. Taking a school project on a plane is just not practical. I have actually done my child's project in one night before school and/or kept them home the first day back because of it. It's not fair to them or us. Teachers should think how it would feel if their on children get tons of homework during an important time.
—Guest Betty

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