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School Breaks: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. | May 3rd, 2010 | Teen Perspective

Last week, in New Hampshire, the students were celebrating their spring break, along with many other students nationwide. This break is one of the biggest events of the year for many students. We all look forward to it and are so glad to see it happen.

Parents, it is a school break. So, please, just let us sit back, be lazy, and hang out with our friends. Kids home from school doesn’t equal projects like cleaning, yard work, etc . The equation for this is: kids(no school)≠work. The proper equation for school vacations is: kids(no school)=fun. Seriously, work is just bad during vacation. As a kid, did you want to do work? Yeah, I thought you didn’t. Also, it’s always fun to be allowed to hang out with friends during vacation. So, my point is… vacation doesn’t mean work.

Now, as much as spring vacation is very fun, I find one in February and one in April a little…redundant. It is very nice to have two breaks, but sometimes it seems pointless. Here in New Hampshire, we have one in February because the ski industry is a major money maker and the break brings in more dough, but why one in April?

The break in April makes no sense to me. To bring in money in other places worldwide? No one who vacations during spring break stays in New Hampshire. They travel to warmer places like the Caribbean, Europe, Florida, maybe even Mexico, but they do not stay here. If we only had one break, we would get out a week earlier, and there would be no gap in the education. Every time there is a break, we spend about four days trying to get our brains back to where they were, meaning more wasted time. At the same time, I enjoy two breaks, so it is six of one, half a dozen of the other.

So, school breaks should be a time of fun, not work, although they are somewhat convoluted.

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