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 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.
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 wouldn't bet on that.
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.