If it's not the parents responsibility to get children to school, then who's is it? While I believe it would be very difficult to enforce this, especially with older, high school age children who have more freedom and independence at both home and school, someone has to be held accountable when a child chronically doesn't come to school.
I have seen teachers make every reasonable effort to get the children school...phone calls, notes, incentives, home visits...what else should they do? What do you feel would be a more appropriate solution to the truancy problem, rolando?
Painting a picture on the wall and serving pretty colored fruits will make little difference if it's not paired with adequate physical activity, and a 15 minute recess period doesn't cut it. We are only giving our students the bare, state-mandated minimum of 90 minutes of physical activity A WEEK. Don't our kids deserve more than just the minimum?
With the way the judges fawn all over Adam Lambert, I really don't think it matters anymore who sings what and how well. I am not an Adam supporter because I think he's already a borderline professional in an amateur competition against people who haven't had near the opportunities and training he has...plus I find his cockiness and faked humbleness really annoying. I wish I did like him more, because he really can sing....
All this over some asphalt and spray paint? I'm so glad we have our priorities straight.....
Chatt31, tell me again how much experience you have working in education?
Surely you are joking when you ask teachers to take a pay cut. We are not asking for raises, but a pay cut?! My current salary is just above qualifying for food stamps and Welfare for a family of four.
Just as I told librul, this has NOTHING to do with tax-payers money. So your argument about "heathens" is not really a valid one either.
Stick to the facts, if you read them. These elective courses were available through donations, not taxpayers' dollars, so I highly doubt that any stimulus funds would have been alotted to the upkeep of these courses. While your attempt at sarcastic wit may be appreciated by some, it is irrevelant to the issue at hand. Next time, keep your personal beliefs out of it and offer something useful.