09-25-2008, 01:47 PM
Summer school's original purpose was this: because children had to stay home and help their parents with the harvest. Seeing as that is basically no longer a part of our culture, I don't see much a point in keeping summer school. I'd rather have a bigger break during the winter holidays then sitting around at home during summer.
As for physical activity during the heat, well there should be indoor activities and/or swimming for PE. I live in the desert, I know heat and its not unbearable to be at school during it. I had summer school and it was fine.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. Oscar Wilde