Year-round school in the U.S is neither a new concept nor an unusual one. Traditional school calendars and year-round schedules both provide students with about 180 days in the classroom. But instead of taking off much of the summertime, year-round school programs take a series of shorter breaks throughout the year. Should this model be mandated by the government?
Yes, the U.S should have year-round education
As of 2017, nearly 4,000 public schools in the U.S. follow a year-round schedule—around 10 percent of the nation's students.
Students will retain information longer with year-long schooling
When it comes to learning and retaining information, students who attend year-round schools have nothing to lose and much to gain.
Opponents say year-round schooling hasn't proven to be as effective as its advocates claim. Some experts claim that such schedules make it more difficult for healthy development in students and to plan family vacations and finances.
Time off in the summer is vital for development
Some childhood-development experts believe that, particularly when it comes to younger students, time off in the summer months is a vital component of healthy development.