The Case Against Summer Vacation: Something Smells Fishy

This week, as kids and adults were wilting in the heat, Christina Duncan Evans, a high school teacher in Baltimore, made the case against summer vacation. “With so many huge education-reform ideas under discussion,” she asks, in a piece at Education Week, “why isn’t altering summer vacation on the table?”

Evans talks of the loss of knowledge and skills—or “summer slide,” as it’s now known—during the nine to ten weeks of the U.S. break. A danger, in particular, for low-income students, as the New America Foundation noted in a recent forum on the phenomenon:

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