Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

GEORGIA; Give Them a Break

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

GEORGIA; Give Them a Break

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There's only one problem with the proposal to eliminate fall break at the University of Georgia: It's based on premises that simply are not true.

Fall break is the Thursday and Friday before the annual Georgia-Florida football game, which is played in Jacksonville.

Critics, according to The Georgia Times-Union, say the "party break" wreaks havoc with class and lab scheduling.

In the name of putting academics over athletics, they want classes to run all week.

To arrive at the right number of school days, summer vacation would end two days later.

The first problem is that academics are not suffering. Georgia turns out some of the brightest graduates in the country. It did that before the advent of fall break, and that hasn't changed.

Besides, a mid-semester break might help students catch up on class projects. It wouldn't help to give them two days off before the semester even starts.

Also, it isn't necessarily a party break - even for those who opt against staying in their dorms and studying. …

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