The latest Education surrender: It’s not important enough to make you show up
Hey, let’s teach the kids that education really isn’t all that important. Now, a recorded wake-up call from a celebrity, or a makeup class?? That stuff can get you through life, little one! File this one under “values matter,” until you don’t have any any longer. Dumb but shows up is easier. Let’s shoot for that goal for a change. An idea dreamt up by the smart ones in Education, no doubt.
School day wake-up calls recorded by celebrities. Weekend makeup classes. Contests with laptop computers, private concerts and cars as prizes.
Educators across the nation are using creative strategies as another school year gets under way to convince students and parents that regular attendance matters — and not just for grades and achievement.