Here's why. Because kids, just like adults, don't do what is what
expected of them. If they did, both kids and adults, we wouldn't have
jails. With that said, if a car donation gets one kid, or ten kids, to change
their habits and start passing classes by attending school more regularly, tell
me what is bad about that?
This is nuts!Explain to me why anyone should be gifted a car for
doing exactly what is expected of them.
EJM, I agree that missing 20 more more days of school each quarter is hardly
conducive to learning. On the other hand, I took and passed six AP tests during
my four years of high school, yet I had at least one sick day each year. I would
not have had a shot at that car, had such things been offered in my time. No,
I'm not bitter. ;-)
@Western Rover: one reason for this program was because Hunter HS found out last
year that students who averaged fewer than 20 period absences in a quarter were,
on average, having .25 F grades. Those with 30 period absences were earning 4.5
F grades per quarter. Do the math. If students are at least keeping a seat
"warm" they stand a better chance of passing their classes then if they
don't show up. First rule of life is to "show up". From there they
hope to have students improve their grades.
I would much rather see this sort of prize given for academic achievement, not
for keeping a seat warm. A student who works hard to bring his grade up to an A
from a C, despite missing a few days of school due to flu, is in my opinion more
deserving of this sort of reward than someone who was lucky enough not to have
to take any sick days. (These are examples; I have no personal knowledge of any
of the students at Hunter.) Of course, the donors can direct their prizes how
"Hold the phone WHO paid for this?" - @USALoverNext time you
need to read the entire article and not just the headline. It says the car was
Hold the phone. WHO paid for this?
Congrats to the young lady, please don't become a poor statistic by getting
in an accident, Don't text... But have a great time!!!Why
didn't they have that when I was a kid, I had perfect attendance in 7th,
9th, 10th and 11th grades. I think I made up for it as a Senior, but was
already accepted to BYU so attendance at school wasn't a priority at age
17. Why miss school, the only allure for me was "The Price is
Right". When friends missed school, I always asked if the the watched it.