I’m sure we’ve all heard the rumors going around about whether year-round schooling is affective or not. Some encourage the idea while others are quick to shoot it down. As found in a recent editorial, posted by the research center of education weekly, their opinion is that year-round school would bring more harm than good. The following examples are what they see as the main problem when switching to year-round schooling; the cost to keep the school running, vacation time, and conflicts with the faculty members.
This editorial is constructed in a very persuasive way as they immediately begin to talk about the costly and disruptive aspects that year-round school can cause. The way the authors constructed this editorial was filled with examples and studies from recent readings. Throughout the editorial the authors tone seems to be very negative towards year-round schooling. Although, he does add very few example of students, parents and faculty sharing a positive side of year-round school, this article was meant to persuade people to reconsider the idea of year-round schooling. As well as reconsidering the idea of year-round schooling, another purpose was to persuade their readers to continue the use of traditional schooling.
There are multiple reasons why year-round schooling causes more harm than good. I must say I agree with all of the examples of why year-round school is not ideal or effective. First off, the up keep to keep a school running year round would cause the budget to go up, which in return may cause the cost of food to rise as well as utilities and possibly even enrollment. The raise in tuition could extract a loss of funding for extracurricular activities and due to low budget the funding for the extracurricular activities would result in the school losing money that the activity brings in.
As this article appeals to both side of the controversy they try to convince the audience in ways that will appeal to everyone. The author appeals to...