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Summer Break

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Serena Stein

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Pros of Year-Round schooling
First, according to http://www.dominicanu.com, each day the population of kids increases and many schools are having to be closed. Adding on to that, many teachers are having to be laid off. A year-round school would prevent overcrowding of kids and would have different schedules for the kids who will be in groups so they will attend the schools at different times causing it not to be so crowded. Also, the new schedules would decrease in the number of students in the class so each student would be focused on a little more.

Year-Round Schooling vs. Summer Break
Many people in the U.S believe that America is falling behind in our school learning. They say that we should have longer school days and NO summer break and longer school hours to catch up. Others argue that the kids need a learning break to let the work sink into their minds. So ask yourself, is it worth it?
We believe that kids should NOT have year-round schooling and SHOULD have Summer Break.
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Introduction
Cons of Year-Round Schooling cont....
Conclusion
What Is Year-Round Schooling?
Year-Round schooling is when kids go to school for up to 17 hours each day, 6 to 9 weeks straight with no breaks or days off. Also, the kids don't get summer break.
According to http://www.edweek.org/, kids should get summer vacation and get school off of their minds for a change. Also, kids will be able to have time to play and hang out with their friends and family. Kids need to get outside and do something for exercise because kids NEED to get active at least once a day. Kids can't develop what they are learning by more and more learning piled on top of them. They need time to process what they are learning and take breaks.
After researching the pros and cons about year-round schooling, we have made a decicion on which side we're on. We believe that their schould NOT be Year-Round Schooling because kids need time to play and have fun and not be in the classroom all the time.
Opponents Argument
Rebuttal
BY: Serena & Diamonique
We Believe That...
We believe that kids SHOULD have summer break. We believe this because....
First of all, being kids ourselves,we know from experience that it takes time when you learn something for it to sink in. When a kid learns something new, it will take time for them to know what they are learning and will know it easy enough to explain to someone else. And taking breaks help that, causing kids to understand what they are learning instead of just hearing words and not know what they mean.
Second, kids need exercise to stay fit and healthy. Being stuck in a classroom all day for hours everyday prevents kids from getting their vitamin D. Also, kids need to go out and have fun every once in a wile to give their hard working brains a break.
Our opponents argue that.....
First, if kids go off to summer break, they will forget what they had learned during school and will take up to 6 weeks to recover their learning.
Second, kids who's families have enough money to pay for them to go to summer schools or other camps to keep up with their learning don't have to worry. But what about families who don't have as much money and those who don't speak English as their first language. They won't be able to afford to pay for their children to go to such camps to keep up with their learning as the wealtheir families do. ( http://theweek.com )
First, if a childs parent is worried that their kid is going to forget all that they learned during school time over summer break, they should just send their child to summer school or other camps having to do with academics.
Second, we do understand that some kids families don't have the money to send their child to summer school. But there's always a solution. Their parents or guardiens could teach or just as simple as go over what they had learned in school frequently so the child won't forget over Summer Break. If a kid and his/her family don't speak English as their first language, he/she surely has a friend who can go over what they learned together continualy during the summer.
Pros of Year-Round Schooling cont..
Second, parents don't have to pay for a babysitter every time they go to work or anywhere else, they would most likely be in school for the whole time the parent(s) are working.
Last, according to http://www.cde.ca.gov , year-round schools is a great advantage for disadvanteged students and may lead them to getting academic benefits.
Cons of Year-Round Schooling
According to http://www.compclass.us,when people sign up for year-round schools, they don't pay attention to these 3 important things. Cost, academic, and social life. For academics, the result of standardized tests does not change. For social life, having limited people in a class prevents kids from socializing with other people and may rub of on them in their regular lives. Lastly for cost, parents are relying on teenage babysitters to watch out for their children but with them off at year-round school, it will cost the parents more money to have to go around looking for other sitters.
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