By Eric J Cortes |
Being Latino - Congratulations! It’s June and your child has been promoted.
Now after a year of working hard, doing tons of homework assignments and sitting in an overcrowded classroom, your child gets to enjoy that little slice of heaven called summer vacation.
Now that summer has arrived, your youngster will get to enjoy two straight homework-free months of fun in the sun, youthful adventure and letting their mind rot away slowly. This summer, your child is at risk of falling behind intellectually.
As a New York City public high school teacher who has taught all levels ranging from 9th-grade special education to advanced placement 11th grade, I’ve noticed a trend that takes place over the summer: students get weaker academically.