I was at MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL this AM, you know parent stuff. Probably around fifty kids came into the office late.I do not know for sure but it seems like it's an everyday occurrence. That's roughly 5% of the student body. How can this be?
Sure blame the parents and how they raise the kids. They don't teach them values and the importance of education. That is an easy argument. But what about the school's responsibility? Don't they have some culpability?
Punctuality should be stressed, demanded. If the school doesn't place a value on it, how can you expect the kids or their parents too?
We have an annual budget of $108 million dollars a year and say 5% of our students(collectively-I know the same students are not late everyday) are not getting a full days education so that means we are paying for a little over 5 million dollars for education our kids aren't getting their money's worth.
Remember poetry and math don't always mix, but everybody pays taxes.