Parents, we are on the eve of another long summer vacation. I don't know about you, but I dread it. I await the chorus of "we're bored... again," and watching them quickly forget everything they struggled to learn the previous school year.
Do kids really need summer vacation?
I know every school kid just screamed out in unison "yes!" But really, what purpose does summer vacation serve anymore?
When it was put into practice around the turn of the 20th century, it was done because A) unventilated schools were unbearable during the summer, B) urban leaders were worried that the hot and cramped conditions would facilitate the spread of disease, and C) rural kids were needed to work on the family farm
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