Why Summer Vacations Should Be Shorter

23 Aug

For parents, summer break often means expensive extracurriculars and an incredibly inconvenient schedule.

s.notes: sigh… why…

In the United States, the average worker spends 47 a week at his or her job and enjoys only 16 days a year of paid leave. Yet even in summer programs, students are typically dismissed early in the afternoon, well before the close of a typical business day. This model almost assumes that every child has at least one stay-at-home parent, which in reality is only true for a minority of households.


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