As whispers of a schedule change to a four-day school week reach the attentive ears of the students, a humming buzz of interest fills the school. Students daydream about the potential benefits that would accompany the alteration, gossiping with their peers at every possible chance in an attempt to discern all of the information. The more they consider the new four-day week, the more they wish for a change. The students would be able to sleep late for an extra day every week and spend more time with their family and friends. This is the reason why over a hundred school districts, mainly in rural communities, have made the change. However, the four-day school week is not as ideal as it originally seems. A myriad of problems accompanies these
Long breaks are stealing students ' knowledge right from their hands and making teachers precisely planned lessons go to waste. When students come back from long breaks, such as summer, they can’t even remember what math is. This is because having more of these long breaks gives pupils a lengthy span of time to do nothing. At the beginning of the summer students are so excited when they can finally put on their swimsuits and hang out with their friends. As the summer goes on they start to get bored of sitting at home. Spread out shorter term breaks means that students will be able to retain more knowledge, low income families will be able to save more money, and overcrowding will have a solution.
For the last few years, schools across the United States have made conscious efforts to delay school start times. The push for a later school start has been led by doctors and parents who believe students do not receive the suggested eight-and-a-half hours of sleep daily. A later start time does not guarantee more sleep for students as students may just go to bed even later usual. A later start time could also change the times for after-school activities for many students. As a result of a later start time, both students and teachers will come home to families late into night. For these important and practical reasons, schools should not change school start times.
In the next few minutes I will show you the problems that educators and children, in the public school system, face because of the traditional, but out-dated calendar. I will then introduce you to some of the aspects of year-round school and show you how it is a better alternative than the current nine month calendar.
Thomas Jefferson wrote “determine never to be idle, it is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.” I agree with this statement as it basically says to always work and never take breaks. The reasons to always stay busy are that you can participate in more situations, you get more things finished faster, and you’ll learn more things faster.
It’s 6:30 am and my alarm has just gone off. I say to myself, just 10 more minutes. Aw man I have tests in all of my classes. I don’t feel like taking those tests. After about 15 minutes of staying in bed, I finally get out of my bed and get ready. In just minutes the first school bell will ring and I haven’t even gotten 7 hours of sleep. I think to myself, how am I going to be prepared for those tests while I am over here restless. Another hour has flown by in the nick of time and that’s when I grunt and say,”Ugh. First period already? I just need another hour worth of sleep. Why can’t the school day start later?” Starting school later however, can start some problems for some people like giving teachers and students not enough time to do
Have you ever woke up really early in the morning and thought, man school should really start later? Well I completely agree, for three reasons actually. My reasons are one when you start school your brain in not fully awake enough to learn to its fullest potential, two the absentee rate would decrease by a bunch, and three it would improve test scores by a dramatic fashion. In the next three paragraphs I will give you facts that will show you that these are in fact true.
I believe that schools should keep summer break for their kids. There are many ways, having a summer break contributes to schools and the community. It is an American tradition to get out of school for the hot summer months. Summer break gives kids and teachers a break and time to prepare for next year. All year school schedules can be complicated for families and school activities. I chose the side of summer vacation. Summer vacation is a better way to go than an all year school schedule. It is what all kids will remember for years to last.
Many people in America believe that education systems seem to be declining rather than improving. One of the solutions offered to combat the declining quality of education is year-round schooling; thereby allowing students to go to school for a shorter period of time in a year and have longer breaks between periods throughout the year as opposed to the more common type in which there are ten months of schooling and then a two-month summer break. I believe that all students should have a break where they can take the necessary amount of time allotted to relieve themselves from the stress of a busy schedule. Public schools should not have year-round schedules because they are ineffective, would lower student’s grades, and result in less time for students to relax and participate in extracurricular activities.
Homework becomes very unpopular with the students. This is because homework is perceived by students to have taken their time away from school. Homework is also considered to stress students.
Stress has become a major issue for high school students. Many students have seven classes, participate in sports, have after school activities, homework, and need to get an adequate amount of sleep each night. Some parents and outside influencers don’t see the benefits of having a longer lunch period for high school students. Students complain about how long school is now but they don 't have enough time outside of school to complete everything they are expected to. While it is understandable that some parents wouldn’t want longer lunches because it could result in safety issues and students having to remain in school 30 minutes longer than the traditional time, longer lunches would give students a chance to complete homework, get help from teachers, and eat a nutritious meal. All of which are lacked during a school day with a 30 minute lunch block.
this stage discovers that he or she has many skills and abilities like putting on shoes and clothes and playing with toys and such skills illustrate the child’s growing sense of independence and autonomy. Erickson therefore states that it is important for parents to allow the children to discover the limits of their abilities and also encourage them by giving them an environment which is tolerant of failure.
Homework. It’s arguably the thing children dread the most. Children go to school for eight hours a day and then are expected to come home and do school work. Kids hate it, and parents hate arguing with their children to do their homework, but is it really all bad? James Atwater is of the opinion that homework should be banned. Among his ten reasons why are that homework has no academic benefit, homework encourages bad learning habits, and homework has detrimental health effects. Contrary to what Atwater argues, I believe that there is actually a lot of value in students being assigned homework.
Picture this: you get home from school after two one hour-long clubs and after sports. You rush home, devour dinner, and it’s about 6:30. You still have two or three hours of homework to do. You finish your homework at around 8:30, and then play on their phone until midnight and fall asleep. Then you wake up the next morning, still very tired, and do it all over again. Sounds familiar, right? But, what would happen if the school day was longer, and there was less homework? Students need a longer school day with less homework because it reduces stress in students and adults, provides better ways to learn, and homework provides little benefit.