-Submitted By: Jazman Sanders
Summer vacations, where the magic starts, where your summer will be enjoyed with the lovely sun warming the air and the occasional breeze to cool you down. This is all great but... Are the summer vacations actually long enough? Petitions have shown time and time again that students and faculty would prefer to have a longer summer. There are many reasons why summer should last longer including – we need rest, we need more time away from school, not all learning is done in the classroom and many cherished experiences would dissipate. Also, one more arguable reason is because students often forget what they learn during the summer, so just imagine if that was happening all year. I, apparently, am not the only person who feels this way. Article ‘Vote: Should summer vacation be two months or should vacation be based on 45 days then 15 days of break throughout the year?’ by Anne-Gerard Flynn , The Republican explains a debate that has been going on for some time now. It reads, “There would be that summer fever attitude every 45 days where you(r) just counting down the days until your next vacation starts. This is not a good thing if it is happening throughout the year.” This basically means if we have one quarter and then three weeks off continuously, eventually many students would not take their schoolwork seriously. So, in all honestly, having a shorter summer or trying this new system of learning would neither speed the learning process. Another reason students need a longer summer is because during the summer I think students would like some valuable rejuvenation that is sometimes needed, not only by students, but also by teachers and faculty all around the world. And, summer is not only wanted, but for many high-school students, it is needed. To graduate high school, numerous amounts of high school students need volunteer hours and with a shorter summers or using this new educational system, how are they going to get the proper...
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