Primary and University students all across the United States are headed back to school this month. #NationalBackToSchoolMonth.
The school year has traditionally begun in the fall and ended in late spring, allowing the children of farmers in our agricultural society to help with planting and harvesting. Though today most families have moved to a more urban and suburban lifestyle, most schools in the United States still function on this system and there is now a growing trend toward year-round school. Yet, no matter when school starts, the importance of education stays constant. As the president said in 2010,
“Your life is what you make of it. And nothing – absolutely nothing – is beyond your reach. So long as you’re willing to dream big. So long as you’re willing to work hard. So long as you’re willing to stay focused on your education.”