Should students go to school all year round?

Essay by cvd4311 October 2003

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If I was to ask a student in elementary, middle or high school this question what would you think the answer would be? Of course, "no I don't think I should go to school all year round, because it would interfere with my play time, boyfriend time or movie time. But think about this. If you were to ask a parent what they think, what would their answer be? Parents will give all different kinds of answers. The first one I can think of would be, we go on vacation at a certain time of the year and I don't want school to interfere. Also as a parent myself I would love for my children to go to school all year round. Why? To stay out of trouble and no extra time to run the streets would be my first thought. I would also have to say to the parents that have children under 13, daycare.

If they go to school all year round, it would give the parents less daycare time, or having to find a babysitter during the days they didn't go to school. Granted they would still have to do this because of the weeks they have off for Christmas, Spring Break etc, but it would be way less than if the children went to school as they do now. Also would going to school all year mean learning more? Most elementary and middle school children that are off for summer vacation loose more knowledge, I think, then if they would go all year round. My son doesn't retain from the end of the school year to the beginning of the school year. Now if this is due to not going to school all year or if this is just a boy thing, then I can't...