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?
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.