Don't be a total hater about this one . . .
The school year scheduled around harvest season is a remarkably outdated concept that needs to change.
And now, given that public education is a tragic punch line in the wake COVID . . . There's an opportunity to shift things around.
Moreover . . .
In Kansas City there is, in fact, a correlation with higher crime and Summer time.
At the very least . . . Moving every school to a year round schedule could keep promising students on the right track.
Here's far more sentimental arguments . . .
"While most students are gearing up for summer break, kids at one Kansas City elementary school will be getting ready to head back to the classroom. KCUR’s Jodi Fortino tells us how officials at Gordon Parks Elementary School hope a year-long academic calendar will address COVID-19 learning and emotional losses."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
One Kansas City school says the COVID-19 pandemic underscored the need to support student needs past the academic year and through the summer. Plus, Kansas foster parents say the lawyers assigned to advocate for children rarely meet, and fail to protect, the kids they represent.