Odds-n-Ends :: Lazy Days of Summer
(as seen in WORLD Magazine, July 4, 2009)
Americans may work hardest but they take summer school vacation more seriously than most, according to The Economist, the Brit-based newsweekly.
School Year on Average:
South Korea - 220 days
East Asia - 200+ days
Germany - 200 days
Europe Average - 195 days
U. S. - 180 days
Over the course of a 12-year education, 15 extra days in the school year adds up to one more year of schooling.