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Eric Petersen


Question: Do We Need Year-Round School?

While most school kids are excited about summer vacation, counting down the days until school lets out, many educators are worried.
Kids in America are falling behind kids in other countries -- and fast.

According to a recent study, American 15-year-olds now rank 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math -- and only eight of the 34 countries that took part in the study have a lower high school graduation rate than we do.

So, why do American kids still have the summer off?

Some parents will say, "Let our kids be kids." But what does that mean today? Watching TV? Playing video games? Getting into trouble?
We live in a rapidly changing, competitive world. It might be time to reconsider everything in our efforts to keep up -- even summer vacation.

-Am I right? Do you think kids should go to school year-round? Is this because you want them to have an improved education? Or ... Do you just not want them running around the house all summer?

Join us tomorrow morning after 7am and chime in about weather twelve months of school is a good, or bad, idea. See ya then!!!

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05/11/2011 10:21AM
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