Snow days mean more homework in the real world
February 22, 2017
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While snow days may bring relaxation and fun to some students, they also guarantee stress and turmoil once school opens again.
Last year, WS students learned first-hand what a mess multiple snow days can create. Yet once the temperature began to drop students began to dream of those snowy days off. Why they would ever want to endure the stress of having a week off leaving no room for preparation, I do not know. Now that its winter again students are itching for days off. In response I’d like to recount the events of last year’s frozen Hell. What we knew was going to be a big storm left us with a few feet of snow and no roadway access for a few days. The unfortunate timing of this storm left many in the lurch in terms of big tests and semester projects. Many students were forced to take quizzes and online tests, while others awaited, unprepared, for tests on their first day back. This is the chaos snow days create.
This year, with the incarnation of Sparta, isn’t our school already a big enough mess? There’s no need to wish for snow to make this year any worse. I, for one, don’t want my half-mile walk between classes to be plagued with frightful thoughts of makeup work.
Also, we always have three day weekends and holidays to relieve the stress of school, so, these extra days off aren’t just harmful to our education they’re also unnecessary. In January, we returned to school and almost immediately had a three day week following it. However, when we received less than an inch of snow, people were expecting to get the day off. I know that it was cold, but there was no reason to expect a snow day. If we’re going to succeed despite the chaos of this year, then we need to bundle up and face the day.
The fact is, snow days aren’t good; they’re harmful. Every day we have off effectively diminishes the quality of education we receive. As time in the classroom decreases, the material we learned leaches out of our memories. In college, you won’t be given countless days off, and you should get prepared. Yes, school may seem terrible, but it’s helping us prepare for the real world and snow days don’t happen often there.
I’m sorry to say it but if you expect to get a snow day for an inch of snow, then you’re living in a dream world that’s incredibly irrational.