The truth may be out there, but lies are in your head. ~Terry Pratchett
Yes they should be penalized.....
A child's "job" is to get an education. In order to do that they need to be in school. I'm in favor of expelling ANY student who misses a certain number of class days without proper excuse (medical mostly). Obviously they aren't interested in being there, and just like if I failed to show up for my job I would be fired, they should be removed from the system.
You get fired. Even if you do good work.
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You're also placed on academic probation for the next semester you're enrolled, which means you can't get federal aid.
This is a big reason why students try to bring children to class when other arrangement's can't be made. Missing a day simply isn't an option.
Last edited by Jerry; 06-20-12 at 09:48 AM.
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Our policy did wonders for improving student attendance among the average student. We saw positive benefits for the majority of the students. The problem is with the bottom group who simply will not come to school on a regular basis and end up failing. For far too many years, I saw administrative policy after administrative policy adopted to simply cater to this group and NOT the average student. They kept trying to come up with ways to cater to this population and they did not seem to care about the negative effects it would have on the average student who was willing to toe the line and obey but was led astray by weak rules and weak policies.
That was wrong and that was one major factor is ruining the system.
The principal axed it because she would come under scrutiny from her administrative superiors outside the school.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers