I both agree and disagree. I think schooling should be year round with more short week-long breaks, but more instructional days overall.Absolutely not. At the developmental stage that most kids are at, most need breaks so they do not go on either mental or emotional overload.
I don't really buy into the whole three month break thing causes kids to forget. I mean yeah I forgot some stuff during summer, but after a day or two back it all came back. I think the real issue is how it is being taught rather than how long the kids are on break. Also it depends on what the kids do during break that affect it too. My friends in public school never had to read during the summer so they spent all their time playing video games and such. I on the other hand had required reading, about 3 or 4 books during the summer, and so my mind did have the ability to become lazy.I both agree and disagree. I think schooling should be year round with more short week-long breaks, but more instructional days overall.
I doubt too much will be forgotten over a week.
I misread your poll, I thought you literally meant all year but then I realized you probably mean with a few breaks sprinkled in right? If so, then yes, because a lot is forgotten over summer vacation and summer vacation is usually spent doing nothing productive.
I'm betting that the Swedish parents don't want their kids to grow up to be meatballs, so they do something many parents in the United States refuse to do, and demand their children actually learn something while in school.This is nothing more than a ploy by the entire government run school apperatus to extract more money from a failed approach. Compare this with Sweden that has a shorter school year, a shorter school day, and only 9 years of required schooling. Sweden ranks higher then the United States in knowledge and in literacy.
I'm just saying....that's how it is in the real world. Salaried means their paid to get the job done, and if that means surrendering that long summer where they can work a second job or goof off some more, too bad.I wouldn't bet on that.
For me, putting a child into what we call schools, for one day, is bad enough.I'm just saying....that's how it is in the real world. Salaried means their paid to get the job done, and if that means surrendering that long summer where they can work a second job or goof off some more, too bad.
Here's an idea!
Rather than ruining their summer vacation, how about if the kids spend more time in school under instruction during the school year?
No random half-days off at the whim of the school administrators who want to go fishing, no 9-to-2 scheduling. A straight eight to five day, so they can get used to what life is going to be, and so the teachers can finally find out what it's like for real Americans who actually work for a living.