Breanna Smith, 10, John Hay academy

“I think the school year should remain at 10 months, because the summer we should get a chance to have some fun. And if we’re kept in school all day all we have to do is work and no time to play.”

Tevin Smith, 15, Voise academy high school

“I don’t like it. I know it is education but school takes so long especially in the summer time because you want to go outside or go to the swimming pool, play basketball. But you can’t if you’re still in school; making it longer should not happen.”

Dechelle Coleman

“I’m 11 years old and yes we should have eight hours of school because you get more learning into our brain. ”

Terrell Gray

“I’m 11 years old and it would be great and we would get more learning and knowledge. We would get more education; we could have a better life, a better degree and live longer.”

Antione Mack

“I’m 11 years old and you can get a lot of learning, such as more math and reading in your head. You can stay in school and get more education and it would be better for us.”

Zackeeia Nichols, 15, OPRF High School

“I really think it is not necessary. One, because it would be the whole year and why would you change that? We need our summer; we don’t want to be kept in school everyday. We want to hang out and have a life while we’re young.”

Lamaris Edwards

“I’m 11 years and I think it would be better because kids would get more education. And I would like to see us black kids going to college and become lawyers or football players. And this would stop the violence with kids.”

Malcolm X:

“We black men have a hard enough time in our own struggle for justice-and already have enough enemies as it is-to make the drastic mistake of attacking each other and adding more weight to an already unbearable load.”