This is my first piece for Teen Ink,and I hope it enlightens people a little bit about the possibility of a 12 month School year.
Oh,the misguided,overexcited hand of government falls once again,this time on the overworked,glassy-eyed American high school student, who trudges through the school year,waiting for the moment when the fetid, festering pile of standardized test that will determine their future can be graded, leaving them two months to recuperate before the year begins once again. A survey that I gave to my fellow classmates show that 95% of students would prefer to keep the current school year,as opposed to joining Obama's year round plan.
Despite this and other arguments,the fact that Indian and Chinese schools are producing more doctors and scientist than we are,causes us to lose jobs; Obama has recognised this threat to our economy, and has decided that we should have the same sort of education as China and India. He belives that by imposing a 12 month school year, we could catch up in terms of jobs,and stimulate the economy.
In a survey conducted on over 30 high school students and 30 college students, all reported that the reason they like their current schedules, is that they are able to do summer internships and programs. Another universally accepted truth amongst the participant was their disdain for the fact that if school is forced to close, then the schools will be forced to open on Saturdays or vacation days due to the lack of a longer summer break.
When I included a teacher in the survey (Mr. V., of Roslyn High School), the ideas drastically changed. When asked about the schedule, he replied "I think that the idea can be positive if an alternative curriculum, encouraging social abilities, abstract testing, and alternative subjects will be introduced". However, his attitude changed once again when asked about the possibility of school being able to open on Saturdays or on vacation days... "I don't mind giving up my Saturdays, but I...