Should School Start Before Labor Day?
Let's discuss this controversial end-of-summer topic.
You may want to have the kids leave the room for this discussion.
Are they gone? Ok. Here goes.
School starts again in just a couple weeks.
Westford kids go back to school Tuesday, Aug. 28 and Wednesday, Aug. 29 That's a couple days before Labor Day. But in a some school districts, the kids start school in September and have different ending points to their year.
To most kids, the idea of starting in August is unthinkable. To them, Labor Day weekend is that last hurrah of the summer, one more opportunity to grab some summer fun without the responsibilities of homework. But advocates of earlier return dates say it offsets snow days and gets the kids out earlier in June (or May). And a cycnical observer might point out that it also gives parents an opportunity to enjoy a few relaxing summer days without the kids around.
What do you think? Discuss in the comments below.