1 district says students who pass can have shorter school days
“We can no longer sit back and allow students to fail, we've got to take a proactive approach.”
Pass your classes, get out of school an hour early. Stephen Handley, superintendent of the Hinds County School District, hopes that carrot encourages his district's high school students next year to do their ... via Picayune Item
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#1 Apr 3, 2008
AH THiNK W3 SHUD HAV3 SHORT3R SK00L DAYSz CUZ WE SP3ND 2 MUCH TiM3 iN ON3 CLASS R00M, ESP3CiALLY iF U HAV3 BL0CK DAYS. OUR CLASS3S AR3 88 MiNS LONG WiTH ONLY 4 CLASSES PER DAY. THATSz WAYYYYY 2 L0NG. HALF TH3 P30PL3 DONT PAY ATT3NTiON HALF THE TiME. EiTHER THEY'RE SLEEPiNG, TEXTiNG, TALKiNG, D00DLiNG, OR SUMTHiN ELSE. THiNGS ARE BEiNG LEARNED BUT NOT EVERYTHiNG. THiS iS WORTHLESS AND A WASTE OF VALUABLE TiME. ON TOP OF THAT, PRiORiTiES ARE HARD TO BALANCE. WE SHUD CUT BACK OUR SCHOOL TiME BY 2 HOURS. WE SPEND MORE TiME AT SCHOOL THAN WE DO AT HOME!! WE ARE GOiNG TO BE S00 TiRED OF SCH00L BY OUR SENiOR YEAR THAT WE ARENT EVEN GOiNG TO WANT TO ATTEND COLLEGE. YES iTS THAT BAD N SUMTHiNG NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT iT. AH MiTE BE ONE VOiCE. BUT MAH ONE VOiCE CAN MAKE A DiFFERENCE. i BELiEVE!
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