Monday, April 6, 2009

Wasted Week

Another day, another wasted opportunity. You see, my daughter was offered to go on this trip to DC with the school for $600. She didn't have the extra 600, so she stayed home. Of course 80 of the kids did have the money and they went.

I don't really have a problem with them going... but what did the kids who didn't go do in school, while the other kids (and teachers) were in DC? Nothing. Or rather watch some movies. I have a problem with this. They could have left something for them to do... and oh yeah, Friday is a teacher work day (last Friday, the 3rd), those on the traditional calendar. But they won't (the ones that went to DC). So I'm left thinking, WTF?!?!?!


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Aunt Bea said...

Hmmm... We had the same circumstance last week. All of the kids who went had to get sign-off sheets from their teachers - after they had completed all the work that they would miss. Then I had to get a sub for the teacher who went - who was left a lesson plan for the week, that covered the same things that the kids who went had to do. No movies, no playtime - school is a responsibility, like work.

That's just the way it's done in a school system that operates on the idea that participation in school activities is an earned PRIVILIDGE, not a right. Thought you'd want to know.