There are many appealing aspects to summer vacations from school, but there may also be downsides. Educators now believe that students lose their academic edge during long summer months when classes aren’t in session. The problem is often more acute in lower-income homes.
“Unfortunately, far too many children leave the classroom for summer vacation, and also leave behind access to regular breakfast and lunch, educational materials, and technological tools,” writes Debbie Rambo, president of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston. And more importantly, she adds, “students lose access to the mentors who motivate them to keep their minds sharp and develop as life-long learners.”
Teach them the good way in which they should walk.
(2 Chronicles 6:27)
Inspire us, Holy Spirit, to prepare youngsters for a lifetime of learning and growing.