We Should Not Change the School Calendar

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Do you want to go to school in the summer? I believe we should not change the school calendar because it affects each and every one of you. First, family life is threatened because of year-round schooling. Next, summer vacation proves to be as valuable as school. Finally, test scores have shown little improvement. We should not change the school calendar because it is a threat to family life, summer vacation is as valuable as school, and it has little to no positive influence on test scores. I believe it is important to incorporate family time into our lives. Year-round education poses a threat to family life. Family time is an important part of our lives. If we had year-round school, parents would have trouble finding daycare for their children who would have several weeks off repeatedly. To make it worse, children from the same families would be on different school schedules (Sardo-Brown). Also, it would be hard for sports teams in different districts to coordinate practice times, because they are on different school schedules (Lehrer). Next, summer is important for family relationships and traditions. For divorced families, year-round school would make it hard to reunite. Lastly, there's a wide range of opportunity for family time together in the traditional school calendar (Bussard). Although family time is important, so is summer vacation. People believe that summer vacation is as valuable as school. Summer gives children the time to mature, relax, and have fun (Sardo-Brown). Having a shorter summer vacation will rob children of critical learning experiences. Also, people say that when you come back to school in the fall you forget the things you previously learned. Research states that the percentage of people returning to... ... middle of paper ... ...cause it is a threat to family life, summer vacation is as valuable as school, and it has little to no positive influence on test scores. Remember 83% of people want to keep the traditional calendar (Sardo-Brown). Summer is important to family relationships and traditions, and year-round school may have a bad impact on learning (Bussard). I know I don’t want to loose my summer vacation, spend less time with my family, and have my test scores go down. Works Cited Bussard, Billee. "Summer Matters." Year-Round School. N.p., 21 June 2001. Web. 2 Nov. 2013. Lehrer, Jim. "Going to School Year-Round." News Hour Extra. N.p., 8 Aug. 2001. Web. 2 Nov. 2013. Sardo-Brown, Deborah. "The Vote on All-Year Schools." SIRS Issues Researchs. N.p., 1992. Web. 1 Nov. 2013. "Year-Round Education." Issues and Controversies. Facts On File News Services, 28 July 2000. Web. 31 Oct. 2013.

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