Should Twin Falls Have Year-Round School? [poll]
We’re barely four weeks into summer vacation and I hear it already. “I’m bored.” I wonder if you shudder just as much as I do when you hear your kids complain that there’s nothing to do. Now… Before you get all “get off your lazy rear and get a summer job” on me, let’s stop and really think about this for a minute. Are summer jobs the answer or do we need to consider a year-round school system?
I’m not saying that’s the answer, either. I honestly don’t know. I do know a handful of teachers that consistently tell me they spend almost the entire first quarter of each school year playing catch-up from the summer because kids tend to forget what they learned over the summer.
There’s a lot to consider: How much would it cost? How about teachers that use summer as an opportunity to work a second job to help supplement low pay?
Here’s what you had to say on the Morning Show today: