Whether Florida should go to year-round school is a new topic. Schools should not go to year-round school because teachers may not be able to find a babysitter and teachers don’t have time to tidy up. Even though year-round school helps kids remember what they learned schools should not go to year-round school.
For students, summer is a time for fun and a break from the dreaded school. The problem with that is students lose knowledge that they learned from the past year during the summer resulting in more time catching up the next year. On average, students and teachers spend six weeks during the fall making up for skills they lost during the summer. Those six weeks could be used much more efficiently for the students. Another astonishing fact is that one month of learning is lost every summer on average, especially math which loses around 2.6 months of learning every summer. The amount of work that students put in every school year should be lasting. If there is not a change in the traditional school year, students will continue to fall behind. This is why year-round schooling would be so beneficial. In year-round schooling, there is no time where students get out for more than 30 days. The students get out for 30 days during the summer which is the longest break. During year-round schooling, students usually go for 45 days and then get fifteen days off. The reason that would be favorable is because students wouldn’t lose any information over those fifteen days. There would be no more six weeks every fall for students to catch up and there would be a lot less students falling
This is due to the fact that many parents have work schedules that do not align precisely with a year-round schedule. Also, parents are sometimes schoolteachers and if a teacher educates at a different school than their child, their breaks will not be in-sync with each others. Both of these reasons effect finding childcare because with a year-round schedule “it can be hard to find a babysitter for two weeks every six weeks.” (www.scholastic.com 1) This means that because of sporadic breaks between school days, childcare is difficult to
Because we agree with the statement by Doctor Janelle Hawk, my partners and I affirm the resolution: Year round schooling benefits students, their families, and the community.
The four day school week has been suggested as one of the many solutions to address budget shortfalls. “The four day school week can look different from state to state and even district to district, but generally, it can be defined as one in which a school increases the hours in session for four days of the week so it can be closed one day”.(Johnson) The impact of the four day school week is generally considered in four areas to determine if it is a good decision for their district. One of the areas is financial savings. The four day school week can be realized in several areas. Transportation costs are reduced as the district eliminates transportation one day a week. This elimination also reduces the amount of fuel, oil, salaries and supervisory costs. Another area in which costs are
First of all, a year round school is good for teachers and students. Teachers don’t have to re-teach students and there is less
The most obvious downside of year-round school is the effect it can have on families. So If you have a year-round school you won 't have time to see your family. (According to The Pros and Cons of Year-Round School) Students in year-round school may miss out on opportunities to spend time with children of other ages and learn about nature, as typical summer camp experiences may no longer be a part of the childhood experience. So you miss out with friends and nature so summer camp won 't be part of kids childhoods anymore (According to Facts to Help Parents Identify the Pros and Cons of Year-Round School) And the time off was not implemented to accommodate contemporary concerns, like children needing "down time" to decompress and "be kids," but was born out of economic necessity. So having traditional schooling kids get three months off for being a kid. (Matthew
First of all, schools should not convert to year round schooling because it’s hard to find appropriate child care.
According to Sindhu Nair, year round schools can get in the way of family activities and other summer plans. Families would have to change around dates and schedules because of year round school. Some people think that year round schools also change American lifestyle (Nair). Year round schools make it difficult to plan vacations that kids enjoy off from school. According to Sonny Long, it is difficult for kids and families to transition to a year round school because the schedules are so different. Students wouldn’t have the same schedules as everyone else so it would be hard to schedule. Families have trouble finding days where everyone is off at the same time (Long). Year round schools have many short breaks off when normal schools have a couple long breaks. Kids like going on vacations and year round schooling makes that
The idea of year round school is starting to be more the topic of discussion. Many people are for the idea of year round education and many are against it. “If our country began on a year around schedule, it would have seemed bizarre to propose the summer- off schedule as a superior way to educate students” says Principle Hazel Colebank. Although some may feel year round school is great for bettering education, changing what’s considered normal could cause more harm than good. Year round school should not be used in today’s school, because it threatens family plans, teacher and student burnouts, and may become costly.
Firstly, A school year-round should be offered each year so students will not forget the learning. Many students that come back from their summer break most likely struggle on what they have learned, for instance, everyone ignores most of the subjects and methods that everyone discovered last year. Having a year-round school can allow students continually practice and build up their skills that will benefit them in the future. During the school, year-round the students will get
Breaks like these give student and teachers much needed time to blow off the anger built up inside of them. The environment of schools with year-round schedules is much better because of it since students don’t have that anger built up inside of them and teachers are not frustrated at the students as much, “ Teachers who work for year-long schools say that it gives them a break when they are on the verge of a meltdown.” (Long). It also lowers the amount of students who get in trouble at school, "I haven 't had one student sent to the office all week. And I know why. We 've just had two weeks off, everyone is refreshed, remotivated and their fire has been rekindled." ( Barton). Most importantly students, teachers and administration form a better relationship when all these factors are put together.
Year-round school usually has 45 days of school and then a 15 day break. But there is no summer break like traditional school. This leaves teachers with a little over two weeks to prepare for next school year. If teachers have to change their decorations or update their curriculum, they have barely enough or not enough time to prepare for a new year. This would put teachers in a hard situation and would not give them time to be with their family. This is another reason year-round school should not move to Florida.
Since at least the 1970’s, the topic of year-round schooling has been debated by many people.This new system is spreading across the nation fast, in fact, in 2011-12, there were about 3700 schools that operated on the year-round schedule. (Zubrzycki 1,3). Like any other controversial topic, there are both benefits and drawbacks to the year-round schooling system. For instance, a definite benefit would be that, “...with one group of students always on vacation, a school that was built for 750 students can serve as many as 1000. 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,
Year round schooling originally began in the early 1900s. It was first seen in big cities like New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Cleveland, and Detroit (“6 Predominant Advantages and Disadvantages”). It was rare at the time and there was no debate over