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Should Kids Go to School Year-Round? — Survey of the Day

The two-and-a-half-month summer vacation that kids get was a mid-19th century compromise between rural school districts, which had children who needed to help out on the family farm, and urban districts, which often dealt with extreme heat in the summer.

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John Howard, Getty Images
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What Are the Top Party Schools in America?

With amateur boozehounds, junkies and derelicts of all shapes and sizes now flocking to makeshift dormitory brothels on the campuses of some of the finest facilities of higher education across the United States, we thought the time was right to unleash the list of the 2012 top party schools in America.

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Utah State Library, flickr
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Are ‘Street Smarts’ More Important Than Book Smarts? — Survey of the Day

While receiving a formal education is the recommended path to success in the United States, plenty of people have made comfortable lives for themselves by relying on the skills they were able to acquire outside a classroom setting.

So does this mean “street smarts” are as important as “book smarts?”

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goodncrazy, flickr
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Many Parents Are Talking to Their Kids About Back-to-School Shopping Budgets — Dollars and Sense

The new school year begins soon, and with that comes back-to-school shopping. And since many parents are feeling the crunch of the economic downturn, that means lots of them are talking to their kids about something they often haven’t before: money.

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Archair Politics pundits at The White Horse. From left to right: Republican Charlie Mueller, program host Tom Sumner, resident cynic Barry Simon and Democrat John Cherry
Archair Politics pundits at The White Horse. From left to right: Republican Charlie Mueller, program host Tom Sumner, resident cynic Barry Simon and Democrat John Cherry
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Tonight On The Tom Sumner Program

Dr. Massoud Tavakoli talks about cutting edge research and auto crash testing at Kettering University plus primary previews, predictions and punditry during Armchair Politics broadcasting LIVE from The White Horse during The Tom Sumner Program Monday August 6 beginning at 6 p

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Can Too Much Homework Lead to Bad Grades?

It may seem like summer’s just begun, but parents are already focused on the upcoming school year — and some are even encouraging their kids to study now and get a head-start on all the work ahead.

But does all that extra time with the books pay off?

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Could Texting Make Kids’ Grammar Worse?

We already know texting while driving is bad, but new research seems to indicate that even before kids are old enough to get behind the wheel, texting might have another downfall: it’s making their grammar worse.

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Nate Shron, Getty Images
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Is College Still Worth the Money It Costs? — Survey of the Day

It used to be a given that a college education was worth the money. But the price of a four-year education has skyrocketed over the last couple decades, and — due to the bad economy –a college degree has become less of a surefire job guarantee.

So have these factors changed opinions on college’s worthiness?

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Jeff J. Mitchell, Getty Images
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Did You Cheat When You Were in School? — Survey of the Day

New York City is just the latest school district to be rocked with a large-scale high school cheating scandal, this one involving state exams and cell phones.

Earlier this year there were also high profile cases of mass cheating in Houston and Long Island.

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School Courts Controversy After It Tells Bullied Gay Student to ‘Tone It Down’

A school in southern Sweden is under fire after telling a female student to “tone down” her homosexuality after she complained she was being bullied for her sexual orientation.

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