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 the proposed calendar "balanced" or "year round?"

01/13/2006 -

Advocates of the proposed calendar call it a "balanced" calendar. A true year-round calendar, they say, does not have eight weeks summer break but only four to six.

Here's why we insist that calling this calendar a "balanced" calendar is simply PR.

Under the proposed "balanced" calendar our kids will be in class all or part of 11 months of 12 of the year.

Read that again: our kids will be in class all or part of 11 months of 12 of the year.

It is a year-round calendar. And that's what we call it.

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