1. During the summer, children lose a great percentage of what they learn from the previous school year,
2. Many children are ill-prepared when they enter the schoolhouse at the beginning of the year, and
3. Parents and children have adequate time to prepare children for school during the summer.
Of course, we want our children to get a break, but, let’s face it, they could use 2 hours a week out of a 168 hour week to brush up on skills, strengthen skills in which they’re weak, or learn skills they need to be successful in during the next grade level.