Year round school, the debate

Traditional school year models have children in school from roughly the beginning of September until the end of May. There are breaks throughout the year for winter and spring.

Year round schooling means the school year doesn't stop. There are more breaks, depending on the model they may go six weeks and be off for two, or nine weeks and be off for three. There is still a winter and spring break but it isn't as long, or is incorporated into the regular six/nine week breaks.

Thinking back on your experience in school and thinking of your own children, which model do you believe is the better one? Why?

    I can see the pros and cons of both, honestly.

    The biggest reason I would say yes to year round schooling is because many working parents have a difficult time affording care in the summer. If that expense was broken up some I think it would help a lot of people.

    Also, there's the fact that when school starts back up in the traditional model there's a lot of review to get the kids up to speed once again. That's a time waster in my opinion.
      8Theresa Gould
      We have done both in our homeschool and I find it is easier to school year round to be honest. Right now our children are on a roll in their learning and in the groove of school and I don't want them to lose it by taking the summer off. Nor do I want to do a ton of review. We'll take time off as we need it.
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