Summer Education Essay: The Joys Of Summer

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Connor Stefanski
World Lit/Comp
Mrs. Bourdakos
September 4, 2014

Summer Education Essay

It 's 3:00 pm on a sunny June afternoon. Thousands of kids around the country have just been released from school a final time until the start of the next school year. They have just entered a time of the year full of oversleeping, daydreaming, and plain old laziness. Yes, this is a time of the year students everywhere have come to know and love. Yet despite how fun and care free these three months are, these three months are a perfect time for students to empty their brains of what they have learned over the past school year. This sets them up for a rough time when they enter school again in the fall, ultimately putting them
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While some push for intensive summer programs, with some even wanting summer school, others take a much different opinion. This other opinion, you see, claims that summer is a valuable time for children, and it is meant to be a time of rest and relaxation. Eileen Fitzgerald wrote an article titled "Schools try to combat summer learning loss," which tells of the viewpoint of those in favor of intensive summer programs. On the other hand, Rich Albom writes an article called, "The Joys of Summer." This article explores the opposing viewpoint that summers should remain care free. However, it lacks research to back up the authors ' claims. After reading the two and comparing the two viewpoints, I came to a conclusion that students should be encouraged to participate in summer classes and camps because they give students an extra edge for the coming school year, they give students vital knowledge without chewing up much time of the students vacation, and they prevent students who are behind at the end of the school year from being even more behind at the start of the next school year. The biggest goal for many serious students is getting ahead in their

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