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Year-Round Schooling: A great idea? Or a Horrible one?
posted by: Alana | November 03, 2014, 04:41 PM   

Many Americans grapple over the question of whether or not to add more time into the school calendar. But whether it’s by adding more days onto the school calendar or simply more time into our school days, it’s a pretty universal belief that children who spend more time in the classroom are prone to meeting higher education standards.

Have you heard what both sides have to say?

Here is a breakdown of the most common arguments on both sides of the debate…

PRO Year-Round Schooling

• Prevents teacher/student burnouts
• Takes less time to re-teach critical building blocks needed for the next level of learning
• Provides more stability for at risk students
• Students still receive the same 3 months break but would have time off in each season of the year

CON Year-Round Schooling

• Could cause scheduling issues for sports
• Lack of AC in the building during summer months
• Siblings at different school levels could operate on different calendars
• Teachers would be unable to keep second jobs to make up for 3 months of downtime

Do you have any points to add? Which side of the debate are you on?
Comment Below.

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written by bob, July 12, 2018

Teachers can prepare the materials during the break.
Con-year round schooling
written by J. Steinacher, November 14, 2014

I feel that year-round school would actually INCREASE teacher burnout. I usually need that first month to stop being in teacher mode. The last two-three weeks before school starts involves prepping A LOT of materials and getting your classroom ready for the new students.
written by Paul Walkowiak - Nebraska, November 13, 2014

I would rather see additional days added to the calender but not year-round. Why not add 5-10 additional contact days now then increase or decrease as the data comes in.
con year-round schooling
written by k. Culpepper, November 04, 2014

Year-round school will kill off summer camps.

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