Dear Readers,

Please check out our new Opinion Poll on whether teachers should be held responsible for their students’ academic performance and cast your vote by the end of April 2014. As you know …

your opinion counts

Our March 2014 poll was about Extracurricular Activities:

Extracurricular activities should be made mandatory in schools, because they are an important part of a well-rounded education.

• I agree. Alongside broadening one’s education, extracurricular activities look good on college applications. They also offer health benefits and help children develop important social skills. (98%, 41 Votes)

• I disagree. Extracurricular activities distract from academics and are expensive for schools to offer. When you make them compulsory for students, they also become less attractive. (2%, 1 Votes)

The overwhelming majority of the respondents, who took part in this poll, feel that schools should offer mandatory extracurricular activities as part of a wide-ranging education. They believe that not only do extracurricular activities help enhance students’ credentials, but that they also offer several other benefits such as improved health and social skills. On the other hand, a mere 1% of the respondents believe that schools should not offer compulsory extracurricular activities, because they distract from academics and can also be expensive.