Found an interesting blog article featured in the Washington Post. I raise this as I'm currently teaching through the summer in an alternative school. I like the structure of it, though it will be weird to have my time off from february to april rather than the traditional may-july stint. What do you guys think? Just some criticism here-the author is dead wrong in regards to teachers and attitudes about the summer. Most teacher associations don't mind an extended year, and neither do teachers, as it would give them more money from districts. So guess who really opposes it? Of course, the author is from the American Enterprise Institute, one of those "free-market" and laissez-faire PR groups that hates anything and everything that isn't related to the virtuous private sector(i.e.-never mind Enron, Halliburton, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Bacon with Cheese) Summer Vacation of our discontent.