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Extending summer vacation hurts at-risk students [Commentary]
Extending summer vacation hurts at-risk students [Commentary]

Comptroller Peter Franchot, by starting a petition drive, has embarked on a policy initiative to require all Maryland public schools start the school calendar after Labor Day. His policy proposal is given political cover through a commission report from the "Task Force to Study a Post-Labor Start Date for Maryland Public Schools." That commission report is flawed, and I believe misguided. It will have deleterious consequences that have not been fully considered. The tagline for his campaign, "Let Summer Be Summer," speaks volumes. "Busy families have so little time to spend together to build lifelong memories. Increasingly, the end-of-summer vacation no longer...