Should Summer Break Be 3 Months Long?

Should Summer Break Be 3 Months Long?

There are 196 comments on the WTVC Chattanooga story from Aug 7, 2006, titled Should Summer Break Be 3 Months Long?. In it, WTVC Chattanooga reports that:

Remember when school didn't start until after Labor day? A lot of people think August is TOO early to have classes begin.. and there's a movement in Georgia to, once again, give students three full months of ...

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Jan

Shreveport, LA

#1 Aug 11, 2006
I think it is insane for students to be required to return to classes in August, the hottest month of the year. It is obviously hazardous for football players to be in the heat, and the students are too hot to concentrate. In Georgia, the month of May is basically wasted with "filler" activities to end the year. It would be far more beneficial to have classes resume after Labor Day and students continue to work throughout the month of May, with school dismissing for the year June 1.
w j mesimer

United States

#3 Dec 18, 2006
go back to old way weekend before memorial day until day after labor day
PsychM

Columbia, MO

#4 Dec 18, 2006
School should definantly be out for 3 months but it should start in Sept following the holiday as it used to. Teachers need time off during the summer months to relax and regroup as do students. Restarting never seems like a good idea but it has to happen!
Susan

United States

#5 Dec 19, 2006
I agree the 1st week of August is too soon to start back to school. It's too hot. It does'nt allow for a decent Vacation for Families. I think the day after Labor day is when school should resume. School should let out in June, not May.
mike

San Antonio, TX

#6 Jan 5, 2007
are we really having 3 months summer break or are the ppl still thinking about it
Anthony and Jordan VA

United States

#7 Jan 10, 2007
We think that summer break should be for three months because we need more time to regroup. Please give us three months for summer break.
Summer lover 4 ever

Crystal Lake, IL

#8 Feb 8, 2007
i think summer should be for 5 months and school 7 months
Jan wrote:
I think it is insane for students to be required to return to classes in August, the hottest month of the year. It is obviously hazardous for football players to be in the heat, and the students are too hot to concentrate. In Georgia, the month of May is basically wasted with "filler" activities to end the year. It would be far more beneficial to have classes resume after Labor Day and students continue to work throughout the month of May, with school dismissing for the year June 1.
summer lover 4 ever

Crystal Lake, IL

#9 Feb 9, 2007
i still think that summer should be 5 months and school 7 months also does any one know any good websites to find out this stuff?
Summer lover 4 ever

Crystal Lake, IL

#10 Feb 9, 2007
im at school right now and i CANT wait til' summer! also im a girl (ever one thinks im a boy cause my names Cori)
Holly Elementary

Canada

#11 Feb 15, 2007
Summer lover 4 ever wrote:
i think summer should be for 5 months and school 7 months
<quoted text>
I Think Summer Break ShouldBe 1 Month Long And Have More breaks At Least 1 Week long.
Dylan Walker

Canada

#12 Feb 18, 2007
Summer should be at least 4 months long
Dylan Walker

Canada

#13 Feb 18, 2007
screw whoever doesnt agree with me
tupac 444

United States

#14 Mar 8, 2007
how many kids think we should have a longer summer break?
tupac 444

United States

#15 Mar 8, 2007
summer should be 3 and a half long because we need to relax and enjoy a longer summer break and
tupac 444

United States

#16 Mar 8, 2007
i hate dylan walker
Axel

Dublin, OH

#17 Mar 8, 2007
Summer lover 4 ever wrote:
im at school right now and i CANT wait til' summer! also im a girl (ever one thinks im a boy cause my names Cori)
I LOVE Cori for a girl name... but thats off topic
febbear

Wilkes Barre, PA

#18 Mar 8, 2007
Axel, Powell, OH
I LOVE Cori for a girl name... but thats off topic

So is dylan walker.

It seems teachers want more days off, and up north, there are snow days.
One solution would be start school the last week of Aug, like in some states, there is almost a 2 week school break for Christmas/New Years. After this break, school should resume til about mid-Feb, the coldest time of the year, and give another 2 weeks off, then make this up in June. Extend the school year til the end of June, b4 it gets too hot.
Then families can still take vacations, etc. And the districts would save a lot of money in heating costs, etc. Even on the gas for buses.
tupac444

United States

#19 Mar 9, 2007
i love cori for a girl name and who does'nt agree with me than write back
Teresa Atlanta GA

Kennesaw, GA

#20 Mar 9, 2007
Students should not be going to school after age 15. This is when they need to be apprenticing, shadowing, and attending anything, anywhere that will be furthering their careers and interests. If you WANT schooling then stay, if you'd rather be climbing the Alps then that's where you need to be.
tupac444

United States

#21 Mar 9, 2007
i totally agree with anthony and jordan va we have to have more time to regroup

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