After reading a recent Associated Press article on summer school budget cuts, AssortedStuff’s Tim Stalmer thinks he sees an even better solution to allowing all students to have access to year-round educational activities: permanently end summer school programs in favor of establishing a more flexible school year calendar.
And is it possible that low-income kids fall behind over the 2-3 month break while affluent kids don’t for reasons that have nothing to do with summer school?
So maybe, rather than just cutting back on summer school programs (and restoring them when the economy improves), we should take this opportunity to kill it altogether.”
Is year-round schooling the solution?
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.