The other week, a reader brought up a good point about Lakewood not being aligned with schedules of other towns and cities.
Well, being that our schedules anyways don’t align and making it difficult to plan family trips etc., I have a different proposal.
I believe schools should give off four weeks in the summer, as well as four weeks in the winter.
The boys and girls work very hard, and they should not have to look forward all year to a proper break. (The couple days off during Chanukah or midwinter is not enough.) Just like the summer gives children the boost their need for the year, I believe giving them four weeks off during the winter season will give them the boost they need to get through the long winters.
And if you think this idea is crazy, there are actually places in Europe that have such a school schedule.
Why not give it a try and see how it does?
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