Dear Readers,

Please check out our new Opinion Poll on the relevance of the traditional grading system, and cast your vote by the end of September 2016. As you know …

your opinion counts

Our August 2016 poll was about whether schools should be open all year round with multiple short breaks:

Schools should be open all year round with multiple short breaks, as that helps students stay focused on education.

• I agree. Long summer breaks interrupt the school year and cause students to forget what they have learnt. Students need to attend school all year round. (85%, 44 Votes)

• I disagree. Everyone, including students needs a long break to rest. Learning also takes place outside of the school environment. (15%, 8 Votes)

The overwhelming majority of the voters believe that schools should stay open all year round. A large majority of the respondents (85%) believe that keeping schools open all year round helps students stay focused on education and reduces loss of learning. Only 15% of the respondents felt that students need long breaks from school and voted for extended interruptions in the school year.