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Q: Do u think it's right for Obama to cancel summer vacation?

September 28, 2009 | By Anonymous | 14 answers | Expired: 1753 days ago

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Do you? I disagree, because well yeah I am a kid and kids are only kids for one time...and one time only. Think about it, no more summer vacation? No more trips to the beach, no more swimming at the pool, no more playing with friends, no more time to relax!!!! I think it is the craziest idea I have ever heard in my life! I mean, no offense to anyone who disagrees with that but it's just my opinion. I wouldn't mind longer hours of school in a day, honestly, it's good to get a good education but come on!SUMMER VACATION!?!? Put yourself in a kids shoes. How would u feel if you had no time to just relax and take it easy? I mean, a kid can only take so much! I just want to know everyone's opinion. Maybe we should all discuss it. Please let me know. I know it has nothing to do with animals and pets but I am just really against it. I don't mean to be mean, but i just think its a little over board.Who agrees and disagrees? I am just curious.

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L M.
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Oct 03, 2009

A little more time in school wouldn't hurt the kids or the teachers. :-)

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ashley
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Sep 30, 2009

If he did this they would just drop out and would skip more. Trust me kids at my school have already been talkin bout it. And just cuz we would be in school longer doesnt mean we would actually get it more stuck in our heads then we would with any normal day. More kids would get in trouble if he gets rid of summer. Duh think about it, staying in school longer is not sumthing we wana do so we would skip or sumthin and get in trouble. School is fine how it is let summer stay. We have lifes!

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Anonymous
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Sep 30, 2009

I doubt it would ever happen....but I wouldn't mind if it did. It give you kids less time to get into trouble.

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Hannah H.
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Sep 29, 2009

I hate to just sit in school! we do nothing.I'm in the gifted program,and i know alot of stuff some kids are just starting.I daydream alot.Just because we go to school more, doesn't mean we soak it in.

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ashley
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Sep 29, 2009

I think thats the most stupid thing ever! We should have summer! Im in 9th grade now and i have to get up at 4:45 monday thru friday. I dont even catch up on my sleep until summer. I get up early on weekends just to go horse back ridin and work at stables. We deserve summer. I hate the hole ideas on longer school days to. I no im a kid and u expect that to come out a kids mouth but seriously longer days! Im in honor classes and have so much hw. Then i get home do all that freakin hw and then have to still feed my hole farm eat take a shower and then whatever else i have to do and then they expect us to get to bed early enough to get sleep to wake up the next morning for school again! We have a life!

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Katie M.
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Sep 29, 2009

I don't agree with getting rid of summer vacation. Kids only have one chance to be kids and there is no need for it.

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JerZgirl
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Sep 29, 2009

I'm all for a longer school day OR mandating after-school programs or hours. I also like the idea of schools being available on the weekends for kids to study or work on projects. I think it would bring more peace of mind to working parents (especially single working moms like mine was) to know that their child is in school learning than who knows where until they get home from work. I'm in favor of "you can never learn too much". I haven't even been out of school that long either!

Summer vacation-it would take a lot more money to bring every public school up to code to run year round. That and children do need mental breaks. Shorten it? Maybe. But heck I haven't had a summer vacation since I started working so it doesn't matter to me. LOL

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Denise L.
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Sep 29, 2009

I don't agree with this & most schools do not have the funds to stay open all summer-long (you definitely need air conditioning, if you don't want students & teachers to pass out from the heat). This is the first time I've heard of this proposition & as much as I like Obama (though he's nowhere near perfect), this is a disastrous idea.

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Lilyrose
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Sep 29, 2009

We have some 'year round' schools in our area now. They have 3 week breaks between 'semesters'. Their drop out rate hasn't improved (it's still bad) and their grades haven't improved. I think the school's spend too much of their time teaching the kids about bullying, self-esteem, and tolerance issues. Get back to basics and concentrate on math, reading and science...the kids will do fine. I have a daughter in high school and she says they waste alot of time on dumb stuff every week. I think kids need a summer break!

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Tricia L.
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Sep 29, 2009

I think kids need summer vacation. It gives them something to look fwd too!
Hows your cute doggie doing lately ? =)

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