Should We Have School Year-Round?

For thousands of D.C. students, school starts early with new, year-round schedule via The Washington Post

For thousands of D.C. students, school starts early with new, year-round schedule
via The Washington Post

Matthew Lynch: The Disadvantages of Year-Round Schools via Education News

Matthew Lynch: The Disadvantages of Year-Round Schools
via Education News

THE BASICS: Perry Stein of the Washington Post explains that year-round schooling increases a student's chance of reaching their potential; they learn more, struggling students receive more focused attention, and by not having to come back from a long summer break, teachers will not have to spend weeks re-teaching last year's material. Mathew Lynch of Education News, however, argues year-round schooling takes a toll on the student's home life; as family vacations, child care, and extra curricular activities may suffer.