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Don’t extend school yr. into summer

As a teacher for nearly 18 years, I take exception to President Barack Obama’s suggestion that the school year for our students be lengthened.

We teachers work hard enough already and our students need a summer break to enjoy. Families need to have vacation time together — as it is, many do not get to spend quality time together due to this worsening recession.

Summer camps and resorts depend on families for much of their summer business. There is enough learning going on from September to June. I need my vacation as do all my colleagues and our children and their parents.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

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