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Summer dumdums

Original post made on Aug 1, 2007

With summer vacation in full swing, students are enjoying their chance to kick back and relax for awhile. But a recent announcement by the U.S. Department of Education warns parents not to let the kids get too comfortable — or else be prepared to face the so-called "brain drain" come fall.

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Comments (4)

Posted by William, a resident of Waverly Park
on Aug 1, 2007 at 10:44 am

Balance is the key word here. Unless a child is struggling in his/her respective grade level, it's a huge burden to expect too much acedemically from a child in Elementary School! They are nearing the end of childhood, give them Summer memories of fun and learning from camping trips, bike rides with Mom and Dad, local trips to Hidden Villa and the Zoo. If you open the Geography book for young kids, why not add visiting some of the accessible places of discussion. Plane trips or car trips to far away (or not so far away) places are where the real memories and lasting impressions are made.


Posted by eric, a resident of another community
on Aug 8, 2007 at 3:21 pm

i never ever did more than watch television during all my summer breaks from school. no child or parent should be worried about this so called "brain drain."


Posted by Don Frances, Mountain View Voice Editor
on Aug 9, 2007 at 11:32 am

Don Frances is a registered user.

Eric,

Could you please contact me at your convenience? My email is dfrances@mv-voice.com. Thanks.


Posted by GSB, a resident of Castro City
on Aug 9, 2007 at 1:08 pm

I thought the point of summer vacation was to just kick back and have fun. I think kids these days don't know how to do that anymore...or should i say parents won't allow them to.


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