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http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/07/10/how-to-improve-summer-school/eliminate-summer-vacation

Perhaps my response is biased because I am a high school student. However, I strongly disagree with the article’s author on her views of eliminating summer vacation. Being a student can be exciting and fun in many ways – but most of the times, it’s just plain stressful. Especially in prestigious schools where everyone is smart and participates in extracurricular activities (like mine), the pressure is on for every single student to stand out. Students deserve a break from academics to rest their brains and prepare themselves for the even more difficult year ahead of them. The article is obviously written in good intentions, meant to teach us more… but what if students don’t want that? What if we’d rather rush the finals to take a break; what if we’d rather pull all-nighters than go to school on a sunny July morning?

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