The Idea of Year Round Schooling

             When students hear about year round schooling, many of them automatically shun the idea. Who wants to go to school for the whole year? But the idea of year round schooling is actually a very good one and is more beneficial to the students that the current school system. Year round schooling can be used as a means to keep kids out of trouble, it will eliminate excessive time wasted on review, and the student will have frequent breaks.

             Many people do not like the idea of year round schooling. It could interfere with athletics. Families cannot go on long vacations without missing school, and students will have more frequent breaks.

             Year round schooling could keep kids out of trouble. They won't have as much time on their hands as they would if they were on summer vacation. They would be going to school, doing homework, and studying for tests. There are school activities to attend to, be it the school play rehearsals, or an after school sport. They won't have as much time to lounge around, get bored, and finally, get into trouble while engaging in foolish activities to fill up time. Teenagers tend to lean towards the bad side of having fun when they get bored, especially if there is a lot of time to kill.

             In the current school system, most of the beginning months of school are wasted on review. Everyone forgets after such a long break from school, epecially in Math. From past experience, Math seems to be the easiest to forget and the hardest to pick up right away. If the student had worked continuosly at a constant pace, there should be no reason why he/she would forget anything. As the saying goes,practice makes perfect.

             The best argument for a year round schooling is that there are frequent breaks. They are long enough for the student to rest and revive him/herself, but short enough so nothing is forgotten. Students tend to "burn out", especially during the long strecth of school between spring break and summer vacation.

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