Attending school on a year-round calendar or a traditional calendar is a huge debate in the school districts across the United States. It is mainly about which calendar is best for the students’ academics. Everyone is talking about whether to keep the traditional school calendar or switch to year-round school. Year-round schooling is moving away from the traditional three semesters with a long summer break to shorter semesters with more, but shorter holidays. Since this is an ongoing debate, there are both pros and cons of having a change happen.
Year-round schooling is a better system than traditional because it’s better for students learning, it keeps kids involved and engaged, and, as much as this might surprise you, it doesn’t mean less vacation time. So on that first day back, your probably freaking out. Your thinking, “I DON’T REMEMBER THIS!! HOW CAN A TEACHER EXPECT ME TO REMEMBER THIS STUFF AFTER A WHOLE SUMMER! !” They shouldn’t.
Where Did My Summer Go? Imagine this summer, instead of going to the beach, you went to your school. You won’t be able to go on the vacation your family has been planning for months, or go see your grandparents who live far away. This is what happens when schools switch to a year-round calendar. Schools shouldn’t adopt a year-long calendar because the numerous breaks will disrupt student’s learning and planning family trips during the summer time will become a challenge.
The claim and evidence extremely matter because year round schooling can cause a lot of families to lose family time/vacations, as well as face a severe money loss which money could be used for charity etc. Also year-round schools can mess up schedules which can cause major problems/issues with events after school. This topic is very important for people to know about because any persons school can change to year round school and face these
Most students enjoy summer vacation, but some educators feel that the summer break is too long and that students do not retain information as easily when they return in the fall. Some people argue that there should be year-round schools, where there would be a 3–4 week break in the summer, a longer winter break, and a week off in the spring and fall. Does this sound like a good idea to you? Why or why not? Take a position on the issue.
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
It provides an opportunity for extra rest and a less stressful environment. It also provides an opportunity for extra week days at an after-school-job, engaging in volunteer activities or pursuing additional goals. Students who are the member in a group organizations or athletes wouldn 't miss much class and have less work to make up when events occur on a day off. Teachers are just as susceptible to burning out as their students and since so many teachers achieve tenure, there is no simple way to root out teachers whose performance has slipped. By decreasing the teachers’ workload, students are able to receive an improved education without even having to change schools.
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).
Even if the district did not do an A-B type schedule, they could offer more credits per term to reach the graduation requirement. It could offer two terms each having 8 credits available. This would shorten class periods, but with the increase in term length, it would still provide enough time to finish more and acquire more information each term, and students would be able to earn 16 credits a year rather than just 15. The change could also benefit the
Year-round school offers shorter breaks more often rather than a summer off once a year. This causes students to forget material learned more quickly, whereas students who attend school consistently for months acquire knowledge more effectively. Just as students would begin to learn and catch on, another break would occur in which they would forget what they learned.