Facts & Fiction FAQ 

For four decades, proponents of year-round or "balanced" school calendars have made claims of enormous benefits. These claims have been accepted despite countless research data to the contrary. The idea that year round school is a "trend" that everyone is going to is simply false.

This FAQ presents cited, rational answers to many of the questions that have been raised on the subject.

Is year round school a new idea?

01/08/2006 -

Year-round school is not a new idea. It was originated in Bluffington and Gary, Indiana in the early 1900's and has been promoted heavily since the late 60's and early 70's. After almost forty years, only 4% of public or private students in America use it in grades K-12.

 -Source:. Hermansen & Gove;  Glines

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