Not Enough Breaks
April 9, 2015
This past Friday was the last non-student day until May 25. Students will have a break on Memorial Day but there are no other breaks until summer.
Many students have exams during this time and would benefit from extra days off to study. A day in a comfortable environment is much more productive then sitting in a classroom for 7 hours.
Having school for 5 days a week for 7 weeks without a break can cause a great deal of stress. Students are piled with work and exams to study for but have barely any time to do it.
In addition, students use these days to catch up on sleep. Getting up at 5:30 a.m. every morning drains the energy out of you. This can affect the ability to learn and the concentration of students. I am sure the teachers would not mind another day to plan and grade.
It is getting close to the end of the year and everyone is dying for a break. It is terrible that we all have to wait 7 weeks just for an extra day off.
Charlotte Rose is a member of the 2017 class at Robinson High School. She was born in Liverpool, England and moved to Tampa at the age of seven. In her...