Year Round School Research Paper

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According to TeacherHUB.com, two million children are attending year-round schools. Would the United States fully adopting a year-round schedule benefit the school systems? Switching to a year-round school schedule is highly debated in the United States. Some states and counties have adopted the year-round school schedule in hopes to “avoid the dreaded ‘brain drain’ that students experience during summer vacation”, increasing test scores, and all-around student wellness (Chen 2). Most students would not like a year-round schedule because students already do not like a traditional ten month schedule. Being on a year-round schedule means that “schools continues to operate one hundred and eighty days over the entire year and take shorter breaks …show more content…

Things such as “family vacations, childcare, and routine living would be disrupted by year-round education programs” (1). Year-round school systems would take up most of the year in general. Due to year-round schedules interfering with family trips/vacations in the summer, “parent are concerned that their families would not have enough time to take vacations without a long summer break” (Chen 5). Some families do need a longer summer break to prepare and save money for vacation; families need a vacation to relax and unwind. By transferring to a year-round schedule, family vacations would be disrupted by the different tracks of the schedule. Growing up with multiple children already complicates a schedule in more than one way. A year round schedule with different tracks would flaw sport schedules, family schedules, and would cause some financial complications. There are several reasons as to why parents are concerned about a year-round schedule, such …show more content…

Mothers who teach could no longer count on sharing a summer/break schedule that would save money on daycare. Sports teams in competing districts could have different schedules, so athletes may have games scheduled during breaks. If one participates in sport in a multi-track school, other team members may be on a different track, which would make it hard for everyone to coordinate practice times. Some students worry that they could not attend summer camp, although most students could still go to a camp of some type during their intersession (Nair

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