A Thought about Reducing School Vacations
Children have fallen far behind in their education. To catch up, they’ll need more teaching throughout the year.
Should we reduce school vacations to have more teaching days — remote or in person — so that students can catch up at least part-way on the learning they’ve lost ? We must, because the situation of many students is dire.
Start with the straits of kids. As ever, whether individual children suffer depends on their families. Those from well-to-do and educated households are probably doing fine but most other kids, however, have fallen far behind during remote and online learning. And those from poor families are lagging most. These educational gaps will permanently damage lives. Perhaps, less vacations in school may patch the gaps upto some extent.