1st day of school: day after Simchat Torah Week-long break at Chanuka Week-long break at Pesach Last day of school: 11th of Av That gives a six-week summer break, includes a winter break, and we get in three more weeks of school than we have now. Easier on working parents, better for school kids. Problem solved.
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from the article: Shmuel Slavin, what is so bad about a long summer vacation?