Argumentative Essay: Year-Round School

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Over summer break students forget, on average, one month of grade level equivalency. One way to solve this problem is year round schooling. Year round schooling is when students attend school for about a 9 week period and then get a 2-3 week break. The plan most commonly used in the US for year round schooling is known as the 45-15 plan where peers attend school for 45 weekdays and get a 15 week daybreak. This will allow children go to school the same amount of time, but they will retain more information because there is no summer break. Therefore, all of the schools in the United States should switch to a year-round schooling plan except for those in agricultural based towns.
All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities over the summer. For example an article from summerlearning.org states “Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer (White, 1906; Heyns, 1978; Entwisle & Alexander 1992; Cooper, 1996; Downey et al,
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Year-round schooling will actually help them solve their problem because most of these families go on 2-3 three-week vacations they will be able to go in the time off school and they will also have more breaks to take vacations on. Other parents say that this won't allow their children to participate in camps like the ones the go to over the summer. But according to Camp Champions sending children away for more than 2-3 weeks may create much anxiety, and sending them off for a one or less week camp will not allow the children to learn nearly as much as other longer camps will be able to teach them. Therefore, the 2-3 week breaks year-round school will provide will be sufficient in allowing them to participate in the same

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