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May 11th, 2011
05:38 AM ET

Should American kids go to school year round?

Students in classrooms across the country are gearing up for summer break, but some say three months off is exactly what they don't need. U.S. schools rank 14th in Reading and 25th in Math among industrialized countries, and have one of the shortest school years at 180 days a year. Some, like columnist LZ Granderson, say we need to reevaluate summer vacation and keep American kids in school year round to compete globally.

AM asks you, should American kids go to school year round? Comment here, we may pick your response to read on air. And, stay tuned at 8:40a ET when we talk live with LZ Granderson.

Want to read more? Check out a study from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) on how American students stack up globally in Reading, Math and Science.

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