Would you rather have school year round or have the current school system that they have right now?
Personally, I would like to have school year round because you get more breaks and you get school materials done a lot quicker... what you think??
Answer by Razor512 · Aug 28, 2010 at 04:19 PM
I like having a longer break, for me it would be better if there were less breaks during the school year that way it can be shorter, then extend summer.
multiple small breaks is not as fun as 1 long one as you cant get certain things done with a short break.
Also, school breaks are not really breaks because many teachers will assign projects or homework packets to do, so you cant actually enjoy your break time.
Answer by r0bErT4u · Aug 28, 2010 at 05:00 PM
After all the debating, I just want the Teachers to Teach their Students well. --- Is that too much to ask?
When I was growing up, our class was part of a trial program. A series of tests evaluated individual aptitude levels, then assigned course work & tests accordingly. Each student would learn at their own pace without being held back by the others. I was doing Algebra, Biology, etc. ... in grade school.
2010 is more than half over, yet the current educational system is horrible. I say customize the amount of time in school to the individual student. If Razor512 finishes all required classes before the school year is over, he should have the option to take higher classes or kick back for the rest of that school year. This way, brighter students can graduate sooner or learn more. I was bored to tears with the slower students holding us back in my other schools. My folks sent me to private school for my Junior & High School years.
Answer by recck · Aug 28, 2010 at 04:24 PM
I know people who have school all year round with breaks every so often. There are both positive and negative answers for it.
Personally I enjoy that Summer break so I can make some money while having fun as well. During school, especially college, you don't have that much time to work and make some bank, so when that Summer comes along you could find a 3 month paid internship or a part time job that could be related to your college major, or just any job to get you some money to play around with during the summer.
Answer by tsilb · Mar 03, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Oh, I've given this some thought. Hear me out.
Eliminate the K-12 grade system. Replace them with a series of timelines, each broken into modules, each broken into concepts. Finish all the concept tests in a module to finish the module. Finish a given number of modules to be eligible for the degree.
Timelines would be per-subject-area. There would be a Mathematics timeline, with Modules such as Arithmetic, Geometry, and Number Theory. The Arithmetic module would be broken into Concepts such as Addition and Division.
One consistent, seamless process for all education, from preschool to postdoc.
Concept and module tests would be awarded points, based commensurately on difficulty and how advanced they are.
When you have a given number of points in all timelines (Mathematics, Language, etc), you graduate that level. For example, 10,000 points for a high school diploma; 12,000 points for an Associates' degree, etc.
Class is held year-round, 24/7; however, attendance is not required. Show up whenever you want to learn (or are directed to by your parents), and show up when you're ready for the tests. Classroom instruction is totally voluntary; you could just as easily study at home and just come in for the tests. Your parents could mail the tests into the school to make it completely home-schooled. Graduate whenever you're ready, and you decide you don't need any more education. Free education ends at age 20, regardless of progress; you can pay to continue.
One teacher per concept, in each of at least one classroom per module.
Students would be free to study on their own, in groups, or off campus.
Students would pick the concept they want to study today, and each teacher would have about 5-10 kids in their concept group to talk with. Small groups, round tables, about 4' in diameter.
This system would have many benefits:
Learn at your own pace. There's no reason the dumb kids should slow down the fast kids; teachers should not teach to the lowest common denominator.
Learn in your own way. Some people need lecture, some people need hands-on practice, some people need audio/video.
Teachers would dedicate their time to teaching instead of talking to people who aren't paying attention.
Standardizes the school structure across the entire spectrum. Private schools and colleges can follow this system and still make money, as people tend to see private schools as better.
This system can work with our existing (unconstitutional) national education system, or within the states at their own level. There's no reason the states can't talk to each other. This should please both the conservatives and the liberals.
Far more detail here.
Answer by Liam Quade · Mar 16, 2012 at 12:03 AM
I think we should have school all year long with shorter days. Personally I start to get tired of school towards the end of the day and I think having school all year long with shorter days and more breaks would be a better option. Kids would be able to better focus on things.