The U.S. School Calender Persuasive Essay by Patrick James Lontoc

The U.S. School Calender
A look at the advantages of a year-round school calendar versus the traditional 10-month school calender in the United States.
# 107521 | 1,552 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | PH

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The paper discusses the positive benefits of year-round education, based on the perceptions of educational experts, parents and teachers. The paper states that year-round schooling makes more efficient use of school facilities and enables more students to be accommodated in school as well as increases the supply of teachers. The paper comments that year-round schooling does not have a negative impact on the academic achievements of students. Thus year-round education would be more beneficial to parents, to teachers and to students, without harming the academic achievements of the students.

Year-Round Education
Benefits of Year-round Education

From the Paper:

"For teachers, one benefit of year-round education is that it tends to diminish teacher burn-out because teachers would get to have frequent breaks from teaching all throughout the year. Teachers would not be stuck with 9 months of continuous teaching with only the summer break to look forward to as their means of relaxation. By having more short breaks within the school year, teachers would get to recharge their batteries and would be fresh for the next academic term. Improved pay or work schedule. Both single-track and multi-track year-round schedules help meet the interests of teachers who want extra days and extra pay and, alternatively, those who wish to keep their vacation days intact (Stenvall, 2000). This prevents teachers from seeking other employment aside from teaching. In single-track schedules, teachers may choose to teach intersession classes for additional pay."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Johnson, K. (2000). Frequently asked questions about year-round education. San Diego, CA; National Association for Year-Round Education. pp. 2.
  • Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning (February, 1999). Working Group on Alternative Calendars: Report to the Legislature. National Association for Year-Round Education (1999). Twenty-sixth reference directory of year-round education programs for the 1999-2000 school year. San Diego, CA. pp. 4 - 6.
  • Stenvall, M. (2000). A checklist for success: A guide to implementing year-round schools. San Diego, CA: National Association for Year-Round Education. p. 1.
  • Glines, D. (2000). Reflecting year-round education: Traditions and innovations. San Diego, CA: National Association for Year-Round Education. p. 2.
  • Anton, P.E. (1995). Initial perceptions of alternate school year pilot at E.D. Feehan High School. Unpublished Master's Project, Department of Educational Administration, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. p. 3 - 4

Cite this Persuasive Essay:

APA Format

The U.S. School Calender (2008, September 05) Retrieved September 18, 2020, from

MLA Format

"The U.S. School Calender" 05 September 2008. Web. 18 September. 2020. <>