The Real Reason School is Out for Summer
by Ashley Dreiling
Perhaps the most cited reason that kids have no school in the summer is that, back in the day, they had to help out on farms. But common sense (most crops are planted in the spring and harvested in the fall) and some history suggest this, and other commonly-held beliefs about school are false.
Check out the video for early medical advice regarding school, why some months were chosen to be excluded from the school calendar, and concerns about the “summer slide.”