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School in summer

May 29, 2011 - Jodelle Greiner
I think kids should go to school year-round.

No, I don’t hate kids; I’m actually thinking of their future mental health.

Think about it: kids go to school nine months and get three months, more or less, off. And they get the best months off, too. They get used to that: weather warms up, yeah, we get to play!

Until you become a grown-up. You remember what it was like to run around playing and it’s really tough to sit inside and work on those bright, sunny days. Most jobs don’t let you take the whole summer off to rest and relax. In fact, in some jobs, you’re busier in the summer than you are any other time of the year.

So I think kids should go year-round.

Experts say going year-round will help the kids in school because they will not have that three month gap to forget what they’ve learned. The brain is like any other muscle or part of the body: you don’t use it, you lose it. Some countries have the kids go for three or four months, then get two or three weeks off, then come back.

I think we should set it up like a job: give them two weeks off a year, one at Christmas and one around Easter. That’ll show ’em what it’s like in the real world.

Think how much more learning we can cram into their little brains on that schedule.


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