With year round school kids getting longer time off on breaks. At this point in school, there is short time off on breaks. As it is very different than what schools do right now. For example, schools with year round school get much more time off.” For year round school 45 days equals 15 days off or 3 weeks off, 60 days equals out to be 20 days off .The with 90 days equals out to 30 days off from school with year round school ( Dennis). To add on, Schools require 175 days to 180 days of school for regular school.
The increase of the amount of students attending school was in correlation with employers rejecting dropout students, preventing the uneducated from finding work. Within schools, classes became larger in numbers due to the fact that more students were enrolling with less teachers to educate them. Overall, the Great Depression effected all of society, including education. Returning to the Philip Sheffield High School yearbook, compared to yearbooks to later come, the 1937-1938 yearbook is limited. Similar to other yearbooks, the students who the yearbook primary focused on was the grade twelves.
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
This allows school districts with little or no money for building expansions to handle a growing student population and save millions of dollars in construction costs.” (Nair 2). Saving so much money could help schools afford better teaching equipment, which would most likely improve student grades. Next, a drawback is that it could be hard on families if the children have different school schedules. The change could make it difficult to plan a family vacation, go to summer camps,
College costs are skyrocketing, and at the same time we have students wanting to learn and become educated in order to contribute their knowledge to society. The student loan debt crisis is weighing upon us, so we need to reform the system. If I had the power to make a change, I would cut the costs of college education and lower student debt by a reformed banking system. One of the major causes of the student loan debt crisis is high interest rates for student loans. Too many banks offer loans and do not think how these students are going to pay back the money.
The U.S. could potentially “gain $41 over the lifetime of the generation born in 2010” if in the next 20 years if students improve their score in reading, math, and science by 25 points. Year-round school provides an efficient way to accomplish this goal to bring America more money (Granderson). America is no longer leading in the world’s smartest countries and it is having a negative impact on students and the economy. By implementing year-round school, test scores will sky rocket and bring in more money. Countries with more effective schooling from year-round education have fewer dropouts.
After the Great Depression, the New Deal programs benefited people who suffered from inequality a lot. As Franklin D. Roosevelt declared in his inaugural address, “through this program of action, we address ourselves to putting our own national house in order and making income balance outgo” and the main purpose was to “put people to work” (SR 226). The government redistributed the land for farmers and open more jobs for the unemployed people. Emergency work relief programs bring more than ten million people jobs and made the African American able to get the same wages as the white Americans. Moreover, the minor population had more opportunities to have jobs.
Increasing school funding is very risky because if the graduation rates don’t go up when students get older they would face the problem of being in debt and won’t know how to pay it off . School funding is also based on the school population size. Why should newer schools with high income students get to have a lot more resources then the other schools with low income students. Why is it that lower income schools aren’t given the same resources to help the students? These students with low income do have the same opportunity as the higher income new schools.
This means students are going to school but with less money to pay for it which results in an uptick in student debt (Berman). A study done in September which was published by the Brookings Institution found evidence that large share of the increase in the number of students who are having difficulty paying off their loans is tied to the students borrowing to go to for-profit schools. There are many other factors that play a role in the growth of student debt. Many people believe that it is the rise in college cost. Also many seventeen year old kids don’t understand what owing tens of thousands of dollars in loans will mean for them when they graduate.
Despite the fact that about 26 percent of U.S schools have changed to year-round schedules, is having year-round school really the best choice? Sure, 15 day vacations every 45 days may seem interesting, but what about good old two month two week(ish) summer break? I think there shouldn’t be year round school. Whether or not there should be year-round school is an important question. There shouldn’t be year-round school because it would be hard to find babysitters for younger children for two weeks every six weeks for teachers with young students, and teens would find it hard to get summer jobs.