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No way! We need our breaks. Yes, we need more education.
Debate Score:32
Arguments:23
Total Votes:34
Ended:10/26/09
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Should we extend school into the summer?

Personally...I'd rather have my summer break. I'm a senior so I don't have to worry. But i'd like to know everyone elses opinions.Laughing

No way! We need our breaks.

Side Score: 14
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Yes, we need more education.

Side Score: 18
Winning Side!
2 points

i think we shouldnt

we are human not machines

we are social beings, we should get time to be social

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Side: No way! We need our breaks.
MKIced(2510) Disputed
1 point

I will admit that this past summer I was very social because I had a car. But the summers before that, I didn't see too much of my friends because the only way to get there would have been to ask my parents to take me, but they had work. And then also, once there, I'd be stuck there.

Now I see that I am more social during the school year than I used to be over the summer. I am a freshman in college, so I hang out with my friends every single day of the week. So I don't think that's an excuse.

Side: Yes, we need more education.

I don't think that the president should extend school because children need their breaks. You don't want to overwhelm them in school and have them work all year round. I understand we want to compare or compete with the countries who are ahead but why should we put our children through all the work?

Side: No way! We need our breaks.
1 point

kids can barely concentrate with 180 days of school. if we continue throughout the summer students will become more distracted and less focused throughout school. Also it would effect kids with summer jobs who save their money for college

Side: No way! We need our breaks.
xander(438) Disputed
2 points

Is the schooling the problem, or the kids? Plenty of non-american children have ten-hour school days, six days a week, all year- they're doing just fine.

Side: Yes, we need more education.
1 point

How about we keep our breaks and lose the busy work. If we were more direct about what we need to learn then we could shorten the school year!

Side: No way! We need our breaks.

I myself am 16 and i know that we need our breaks. School is overwhelming as it is, i look forward to my breaks and use them for much needed rest. We HAVE tried year around school, it didn't work out. It was pulled from the system. I went to a year around school for about two years and it was pure hell. I hated being there all year. It was school school school, all the time.

Side: No way! We need our breaks.
1 point

I don't think extending the school year is going to help the decline of quality education in this country. Our problem is how we, as a society, view education and if we emphasize the importance of an education to our children.

Parents must emphasize the importance of education to their children and get involved directly with their children's educations. Many parents in this country don't do that, unfortunately.

The government must stop focusing on silly things such as whether or not a child has a rip in the knee of their jeans. Instead they need to focus on whether or not that child has a strong foundation in reading, writing and math. Then build upon that foundation.

Side: No way! We need our breaks.
1 point

Are you people nuts?!?!? Haven't youguys ever watched Recess: School's Out????

Side: No way! We need our breaks.
1 point

You know those search overload commercials sponsered by bing.com? Well that is what will happen if you extend school into the summer.

Side: No way! We need our breaks.
1 point

The government keeps doing what they do best throwing money at everything without any brains behind it. They've tried that before with now success.

WE DON'T NEED ANY MORE EXTENDED TIME, WE NEED BETTER NUTRITION, MORE QUALITY TEACHERS, INVOLVE PARENTS, OPTIONS, LESS MODIFIED FOODS, BETTER HEALTH INSURANCE AND MORE RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUALS.

WE NEED TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH OUR FAMILY NOT

RUNNING EVERYWHERE LIKE CHICKENS WITH THEIR HEADS CUT OFF.

WE NEED TO RAISE OUR KIDS NOT THE TV!!!!

Side: No way! We need our breaks.
1 point

Well first of all Obama would be killed by all the kids that would be mad at him and it shouldn't because we need breaks from school kids would go crazy if it was extended into summer!

Side: No way! We need our breaks.
1 point

i think we shouldnt

we are human not machines

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Side: No way! We need our breaks.
1 point

i think we shouldnt

we are human not machines

we need rest to work perfectly

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Side: No way! We need our breaks.
1 point

that is not fair!

We have just a few weeks of holidays and you wanna have that bloody nasty institutions getting onto my nerves!

Man, i say that there is more than just education that we must learn, so we need a break!

Side: No way! We need our breaks.

Extending school into the summer will prepare the future generation for living in the real world where adults don't get the entire summer off of work. ;)

Side: Yes, we need more education.

Some schools have a year-long school system, where students have several weeks of school with normal weekends and then long, periodic breaks (e.g., six weeks of school to two weeks off). It makes sense to me.

Class of 2010 :)

Side: Yes, we need more education.
1 point

I'm not saying we SHOULD be in school year-round; i love summer. But a year-long school program does seem logical. I enjoy the social time of lunch and free periods.

But the big picture here is why school does NOT go into the summer. The cost of air conditioning in all schools would stifle many budgets, and without it, computers would fry from the high temperatures. (multiple computers+small room=HOT) I think school throughout the year would be great, but if I didn't have school-round cold air, I would form an angry riot.

Side: Yes, we need more education.

This is very true. Of course, there are some schools that were built years and years ago with a natural heating/cooling system--thick walls! They trap heat in the winter and keep rooms cool in the summer. Architectural adjustments could help schools, as well as increased revenue from student clubs, tuition, state aid, et cetera that would assist a year-long programme.

Side: Yes, we need more education.
2 points

Lol whoever thinks kids need time off and more of a break advocate spoiltness.

In poorer countries, kids would chop off their own hands to go to school the way we got to. Those who do never take it for granted. It's only in our countries that children complain about school, skip school for their own selfish purposes, lie about school, argue and fight in school, talk back to teachers etc. etc. We're spoilt beyond belief and some just want to be more and more spoilt.

Side: Yes, we need more education.
2 points

Don't get me wrong. I love summer. But I think it'd be best for our education system if we had year-long school years with longer breaks in between. Summer break is just too long. It fosters procrastination when it comes to summer reading and allows students to completely forget the things they learned the year before, which could be prerequisites for the next year.

Side: Yes, we need more education.
1 point

Lots of knowledge/skills are lost over the summer, especially math skills. I'm for year-round schools, which are sort of like extending school time into the summer!

Side: Yes, we need more education.

I believe that a year round school system would be great. Just like it has been said six weeks in school 2 weeks off would be a great system. Just making sure that we get major holidays off: Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.

Class of 2013 ya'll!

Side: Yes, we need more education.