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    Year-round school

    Why don't we have year-round school? Kids could graduate quicker and be in college at a younger age. It would give our kids a real edge in the new world economy.

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    Re: Year-round school

    Kids would go insane without a few long breaks. If you want year-round school, give us three weeks off a season.
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    Re: Year-round school

    Quote Originally Posted by Edify_Always_In_All_Ways View Post
    Kids would go insane without a few long breaks. If you want year-round school, give us three weeks off a season.
    There are a few that have tried it here in the Tacoma area. )One might still be on the year round season.)

    Anyway, the feedback I've heard from people is that it's harder on families; vacations, child care..... The kids go on some kind of A, B or C schedule. I think it's 12 weeks on. Four weeks off.

    Here in Washington state where it rains an ungodly amount of the time it really sucks for all but those who are scheduled to be off during the warm summer months of July & August.


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    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    There are a few that have tried it here in the Tacoma area. )One might still be on the year round season.)

    Anyway, the feedback I've heard from people is that it's harder on families; vacations, child care..... The kids go on some kind of A, B or C schedule. I think it's 12 weeks on. Four weeks off.

    Here in Washington state where it rains an ungodly amount of the time it really sucks for all but those who are scheduled to be off during the warm summer months of July & August.
    What if they started at home schooling through the internet to relieve the volume in the schools? That would also make it easier on families.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Radical Ron View Post
    Why don't we have year-round school? Kids could graduate quicker and be in college at a younger age. It would give our kids a real edge in the new world economy.
    Not only is Edify correct about kids needing breaks for their mental/emotional health, but most kids are not emotionally prepared to go to college much younger than 17 or 18.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Not only is Edify correct about kids needing breaks for their mental/emotional health, but most kids are not emotionally prepared to go to college much younger than 17 or 18.
    I can certainly see how breaks would be necessary, but I seems that summer is no longer necessary (i.e. most people don't farm anymore....not all, but most.) maybe it should be shortened to keep kids out of the streets and involved in some form of education.
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    Re: Year-round school

    Going to school year-round

    Personally I like the idea of a year-round school year. Yes there are some drawbacks. But I would gladly accept those drawbacks if it improves the future our children will have.
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    Re: Year-round school

    If you don't give kids a break, eventually they'd go insane, and their grades would drop anyway from them being tired and stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George VI View Post
    If you don't give kids a break, eventually they'd go insane, and their grades would drop anyway from them being tired and stuff.
    Read the link I gave. A year round school does not mean every single day of the year. Even in Japan they get breaks. The breaks are just broken up instead of all in one lump.
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    Re: Year-round school

    Quote Originally Posted by Radical Ron View Post
    Why don't we have year-round school? Kids could graduate quicker and be in college at a younger age. It would give our kids a real edge in the new world economy.
    During Summer vacation in my high school most kids work. We have jobs that help us get paid, by gas for cars, get cars, and not to mention it's good for experience and helping kids gain more responsibility. I, like many of my friends, don't work during the school year due to our parents making us focus on our grades. So by the time kids go to college they wouldn't of had that much working experience if we went to school year round.
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