Behind the Headline: Summer Vacation is Evil
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Summer Vacation is Evil
07/24/13 | Slate
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Time for School?
Summer 2009 | Education Next
America loves summer vacation, but it’s “a disaster for poor children and their parents, creating massive avoidable inequities in life outcomes and seriously undereducating the population,” writes Matthew Yglesias. Summer learning loss contributes significantly to achievement gaps in America’s schools; lengthening the school year could be the answer. In an article published in the Winter 2010 issue of Ed Next, Dave Marcotte and Ben Hansen reviewed the research on the impact of extending the school year on student achievement.
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