Another example of American children living in a controlled environment with
little freedom of choice. Making children accountable to multiple choice tests
and state requirements is foolish, and is putting us behind as a nation.We've spend more money on education then any country, but keep falling
2 cents I can never tell if you are being sarcastic or not when you post about
education articles. I seriously hope you are. You make school sound worse than
jail.Congrats to Ogden for trying something new and finding out that
it works.I believe Orem high has this exact same program going on
but I don't know any specific data to confirm if it is working as well.A majority of our high school students are responsible soon to be adults.
When treated as such, they act accordingly. I have found this to be true of
most students at any age. One of the main problems is the older
generation crying about how bad the younger generation is. I believe this has
gone on since the beginning of time. If you take the time to get to know some
of these younger kids you will find out they are pretty incredible and they are
going to do great things for us and the world.
Bad idea to motivate for wrong reasons. Teenagers don't need socializing because
they already get plenty of socializing in and out of schools during class time
with cell phones at the ready. This idea will balloon to a major
problem of teachers pet program and racism by those who use race for entitlement
demands. Teenagers don't need more time to waste and if education is so well
organized they don't need the teachers and class time anymore then close down
some schools. But from all reports on education, they are far from being
minimally optimal and this will worsen morale of students and more expectations
of leniency to authority for other dislikes student may have. Giving students
time to waste without supervision is a poor reward systems that is a red
flag.Why is there a tardiness problem to begin with? What is the
schools doing wrong they don't want education? Schools should be in lock-down
during lunch and free periods to keep unwanted outsiders and strangers from
disrupting and endangering students. It undermines the police and security in
schools. Students should not be allowed to leave the grounds at anytime during
the day, jobs or not.
Much better idea than stupid fines paid by rich parents at schools in my former
school district. And it works? Amazing.