View Poll Results: Should Kids go to School All Year?

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  • Maybe!!! Please explain

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    5 9.43%
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    I voted that we homeschool them :P
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    I vote yes. We need the extra classroom time to boost retention.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    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.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    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 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.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Here is a video about it: msnbc.com Video Player
    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.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    No. Of course not. They need to spend some time away from their spoon-feeding mind adjusters and have the freedom to explore their worlds on their own.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    just about every kid I know is learning during the summer anyway. My son trains for an olympic sport year round and in the summer it is when he competes and travels. He learns alot of stuff from that including meeting kids from different countries and about their cultures. other kids go to Math Camp or band camp etc. However making the whining NEA types work as many months as the rest of us would be amusing.



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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    I view this particular summer vacation to properly tutor my child in algebra, since I'm far better qualified to teach her math than any of her teachers.

    She's also learning more about American history and the Constitution than what is taught at the local brainwash centers.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Naturally, of course, since teachers are salaried, extending the school year through the summer would come at no additional cost to the taxpayer.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    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 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.

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