Should Schools Extend Spring Break?


Everyone loves when it’s time for spring break to come around, but should it be longer than just a week for us highschool students?

Marquiza Russell, biology teacher, believes spring break is good as it is because state testing begins after it occurs. Then, students have to wake up in time to be ready to test.

Studies show that brain breaks are good for most students because constantly learning for students gets tiring and stressful.

According to Psychology Today, breaks restore motivation, especially for long-term goals.

Nir Eyal, the author of “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” and blogs at explains, “When we work, our prefrontal cortex makes every effort to help us execute our goals. But for a challenging task that requires our sustained attention, research shows briefly taking our minds off the goal can renew and strengthen motivation later on.”