Originally Posted by Joe4d
character lessons are just as important as the three "R"'s.... SO you have come up against a bit of hardship and your first reaction is to cut and run ? You tell th eteachers and counselors the way things are going don't work for you ? Did you get your parents involved in the school when the changes were first being considered? Have you brought up to them to talk to the school to see what can be done ? How many times have you answered "fine", when asked how your day went ?
You should at least try to fix where you are. Any where you go will have problems. You need to at least try to change it before throwing in the towel.
Joe4d, my first reaction wasnt to run. I went through the program all last year, but eventually it got to me. I was tired of doing everyone elses work. I was tired of wasting my time. I WANTED TO LEARN! I was one of the few who actually wanted to learn something, anything.
The parents didnt have a choice when the program was brought into the school. The school got a grant for it, that's the only reason they could afford it. My parents and several other parents have talked to the school multiple times, but the school isnt listening. Some parents have even started a petition to make the program optional, but the school has already said that they aren't going to change anything. And why would they? They got extra money from the government for having so many students get A's, that only the honors students earned; they cheated the system, and got an excellent rating for it. This year, they got an
A on the government test. Its unfair. As for your last question, yes, I did answer fine when things really were fine, which wasnt often. I spoke with the teachers, but they didn't listen. I've never bothered to talk the guidance counselor because, what could they do? 4 teachers quit last year because of the program, and at least 50 students have left. I've tried so hard to make things work out, and it isnt. That's why im looking at changing schools, not because im running away. I don't believe in running away from problems, I believe in fixing them. But this is something that won't be fixed. I want better, for me and my parents, who hear a lot about those problems, but are powerless to fix them. I'm not running. Im responding. Posted via Mobile Device