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My school's going down the toilet fast....
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My school's going down the toilet fast....

I'm not sure if I can exactly confirm this, but I overheard my geometry teacher talking about the school planning on implementing a policy of failing any student that missed 5 or more days (or it might have been more than 5 days, not sure) in a said quarter next academic year.

My reaction to this: oh, my, god. No. Just, no. Well, I'm not the type of person that's going to attend school every day. I believe that it is justified for me to take a day off occasionally from school, because students have to put up with a lot of shit at school. Usually, the limit is much larger, but c'mon, 5? Thankfully, that will also be my last year ever in school. Ever.

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5? Five? FIVE? At my old school it was 10, and that was pretty loosely enforced. Five is just ridiculous.

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My school has a ......4......day.....policy

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They...They're shitting you, right?

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Schools don't shit around with this authority stuff, I'm afraid.

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I can't believe that. I'm always annoyed by my school's attendance policy but they don't make a huge deal of following up on absences so long as they're spread out. Puts it in perspective...

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When I was absent for 2 months, it pretty much overloaded my school's policy on attendance.

So it ended getting buried and forgotten because no one knew what the hell to do about it. I'm so amazing that I cause unique and unforeseen events to occur and overload mental circuits...

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In college it was 3. But then again we had lab every day for 6 hours

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(11-03-2013 05:06 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  I'm so amazing that I cause unique and unforeseen events to occur and overload mental circuits...

That line is a keeper. I'd consider quoting that on the cover of your book.

Or maybe in some sort of trailer for it.

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Its pretty funny because it is so true...

Looking back on my life I can recall so many incidents where I baffled people simply because my circumstance was extraordinary. Its like somehow walking right into the Oval Office then people trying to figure out how I possibly landed the odds of just waltzing straight into the Presidents office wihout wver being stopped.

I think Ive got a luck modifier on my dice rolls.

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(11-02-2013 12:27 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  I'm not sure if I can exactly confirm this, but I overheard my geometry teacher talking about the school planning on implementing a policy of failing any student that missed 5 or more days (or it might have been more than 5 days, not sure) in a said quarter next academic year.

My reaction to this: oh, my, god. No. Just, no. Well, I'm not the type of person that's going to attend school every day. I believe that it is justified for me to take a day off occasionally from school, because students have to put up with a lot of shit at school. Usually, the limit is much larger, but c'mon, 5? Thankfully, that will also be my last year ever in school. Ever.

I can emphasize too. I'm having that problem with tardys. Each 3 tardys or one absence I lose 10% of my maximum grade! I think I might have flunked from that! I really wish I knew which teachers do this beforehand!
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I've pretty much cracked the egg on this one: schools make money off attendance. My school district is actually quite broke.

Basically, they're sacrificing human rights for more money. Like that hasn't happened before.

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(11-04-2013 03:28 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  I've pretty much cracked the egg on this one: schools make money off attendance. My school district is actually quite broke.

Basically, they're sacrificing human rights for more money. Like that hasn't happened before.

That would be interesting to do an expose on. Money based on "seat time" is based on the notion that "seat time" equates with some kind of learning. But, what if it doesn't?

What if you're learning more outside of school, than inside it?

The whole point of high school these days, it seems, is so people can get into college. Why not just fold college into high school, or middle school? Why wait for whatever you learn in college... especially when a lot of its content is now available to anyone?

(Huge wall of text about all that omitted.)

Where's all the school district's money going, anyway?

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RE: My school's going down the toilet fast....

Related G+ threads to this "seat time" concept... focusing on higher ed, but it's the same basic issue:

Article link about the history of the "credit hour"
https://plus.google.com/1114744062595611...oGeyV4m7wk

Longer discussion about seat time:
https://plus.google.com/1114744062595611...ApBJu6pTpM
Laura Gibbs' preface for the thread: As someone who is no fan of the "butt in chair" measure of educational attainment, I like this one:
“If you are worried about seat time, you are worried about the wrong end of the student!”


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