As a student, my obvious answer is that, no, summer should not be shortened whatsoever, and if anything it should be longer, but that isn’t necessarily realistic. In the US, our summers last for about 3 months, some classes give homework, but not always, so summer is basically when almost every student forgets almost everything they’ve learned. Aside from this, I think a 3 month summer is just enough to clear our heads from the stress of the school year and long enough that most are ready to go back near the end of August. Summer is seen as a motivation for working hard, and if summer was only a couple weeks like our other breaks, it wouldn’t have the same effect on students. It is important we keep this tradition and not switch up on stressed kids.
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