The case against summer vacation
Summer vacation is an ingrained element of American childhood. But research on summer learning loss indicates that many lower class students are being hurt by an extended period away from school. Are summer enrichment programs the answer, or do we need to rethink the school year?
- Harris Cooper: Professor of education, psychology and neuroscience at Duke University.
- Mary Barrie: Director of alternative and extended learning programs for the Minneapolis School District.
- Brenda McLaughlin: Vice president of community initiatives for the National Summer Learning Association.