Why do we have to do this?

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While summer offers a necessary break from the academic pace and rigor of the school year, it also offers an opportunity to rediscover the pleasure of reading and to enjoy a lazy summer afternoon with a good book. Much has been written about the “Summer Slide,” in which students’ academic skills start to diminish over the summer break. Fortunately, research shows that much of the slide can be significantly reduced with one simple remedy: regular reading.