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Year-round school doesn’t solve the 2 big problems with summer vacation

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Anyone who’s spent at least two years in school knows how quickly the mental cobwebs can pile up over the summer.

In June you’re a test-ready warrior. By September, you might feel like a foggy-headed dunce.

Sociologists refer to this decline as the summer setback, and it’s widely cited as one of the most corrosive factors in the achievement gap between low- and high-income students. While low-income kids play games and watch cartoons in the summer, high-income kids go to camp, visit museums, and continue learning.

Over time, those incremental advantages can spell the difference between who gets placed into read more >>>

Source:: BusinessInsider.Com