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As more school districts adopt pre-Labor Day start dates, and others consider shifting to some form of a so-called “balanced calendar,” public opinion often remains divided.
While it’s not scientific, the Michigan Department of Education recently posted a one-question “Quick Poll” to gather opinions on the issue, asking: “Do you support the current post-Labor Day start of the school year?” Respondents so far have been divided, with 54 percent answering “YES” and 46 percent “NO.”
Several Lansing-area schools are considering a switch to a balanced calendar, in which students have a shorter summer break in favor of longer fall and spring vacations. However, public opinion is mixed.
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