Year in School

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When it comes to year round schooling, many people have debated on whether or not it is the right decision for the students. There is two sides to the argument. One is that summer vacations hurt the children’s learning experience because every year when they come back, they have to re-learn what they have forgotten over the summer. Another side to the argument is that having a summer vacation is essential to growing up. School systems and communities have come up with many different options, and by the end of this paper you can decided which would best suit you. Through research we have found that since back in the 1800’s they have handled schooling in many different ways. Back then schools lacked a long summer vacation we are used to today. Their schooling was handled by them going to school from December to March, have a break, and then return mid-May to August. Other schools in this era had children from working families attend an eleven month school year, it served as a safe and inexpensive place for them to be. Since the 1900’s school districts around the country have offered a longer school year, involving shorter spread out vacations. As opposed to our system now, schooling around the world differs from ours here in America. They are not used to a short school year followed by a long vacation. Instead, children in countries such as Europe, Asia, and South America go to school more days per year, as well as more hours per day. On one side of the debate there is the families and communities that would like year-round schooling. Communities believe that it would save on costs for buildings that go unused during the summer vacations, they believe since fewer students would be attending at any one time they would save money on textbooks and equipment, and since they believe there will be fewer students it would also affect the amount of teachers. Some research…...

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