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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Absolutely and with perhaps more one vacations periods to breakup the school year. During the summer a two week vacation would be in order, this way the kids won't have to use the first month to rehash what they have learned last year school session.

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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
    Yes, kids should go to school all year. However, the programs they are allowed to take at school should be expanded so they can use school resources, such as computers and the internet, to pursue their own interests as well.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    This idea comes up from time to time, and it never pans out.

    I dropped out of high school when I was 17 because I was finding it unbearable to work within that system. I dropped out at a point that I only had a few more courses left so I could make it up with correspondence, but I guarantee you that if summer school was mandatory I would have dropped out immediately at 16. Summer times were the only time where I had a chance to relax and try to do other things with my life that I enjoyed, and not have to worry about academia.

    I wholeheartedly disagree with academic die hards who think that schooling is the best thing in the world for kids and that kids just need more school. Too much school produces children who are square and have no real world skills.

    Also, I think kids are getting more and more bored at school because technology outside of school is increasing their processing speed. Look at the kinds of video games and computer interactions kids are having now; and then they go to school and are expected to sit there for hours being talked at. The way we teach children has to change to become more interactive and dynamic, because that is the way the outside world is becoming.

    I really would not be where I am today without the real world experience I gained from being OUT of school.
    I agree.

    I think I would of taken my life if I had to be at school year round, seriously.
    Geesh I hated it so much.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I think that's the problem with the 3 month break. I don't think they "forget" per se, but they do get lazy.

    On a side note, I HATE it when teachers say the 3 best things about their job are June, July and August. Makes me sad.
    Which is why they should be assigned homework over the summer. Nothing much, but enough so they don't get lazy. If I had year round school I might have killed myself.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Which is why they should be assigned homework over the summer. Nothing much, but enough so they don't get lazy. If I had year round school I might have killed myself.
    I think it would require some getting used to, but after awhile it would be like normal. And you'd have 2 or 3 week long breaks every few months. I would love it.


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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Which is why they should be assigned homework over the summer. Nothing much, but enough so they don't get lazy. If I had year round school I might have killed myself.
    Yea they try to do something like that with the summer reading program.
    No thanks, I don't want to read a bunch of preselected books the teacher likes.
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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    I think it would require some getting used to, but after awhile it would be like normal. And you'd have 2 or 3 week long breaks every few months. I would love it.
    As a teacher maybe. As a student who has been in class since last July straight, so a full year I can tell you I am so damn tired of school. That is including the month off I have for Christmas and at least a three day weekend every month.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Yea they try to do something like that with the summer reading program.
    No thanks, I don't want to read a bunch of preselected books the teacher likes.
    You'd love my class then. You can read whatever you want.


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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Yea they try to do something like that with the summer reading program.
    No thanks, I don't want to read a bunch of preselected books the teacher likes.
    Oh see it was different for me. I had to give them a list of books I wanted to read and they had to check and make sure the books were not under my grade level.

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    Re: Should Kids go to School All Year?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    You'd love my class then. You can read whatever you want.
    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Oh see it was different for me. I had to give them a list of books I wanted to read and they had to check and make sure the books were not under my grade level.
    They handed out a sheet of paper at the end of the year with a list of books to read.
    I ended up tossing it in the trash because they weren't interesting to me.
    Never did get in trouble for it.

    You guys have/had it better than I experienced.
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