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(US News)   Millions of U.S. students are chronically absent from smoking too much chronic   (usnews.com ) divider line
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2443 clicks; posted to Geek » on 19 May 2012 at 7:40 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-05-19 07:47:25 AM  
One might conclude from this that if one continually overindulges in social intoxicants like marijuana or alcohol, it might negatively impact one's performance in life. Can you imagine that?
How does Ric Romero keep getting all this grant money? Doesn't Channel 7 pay him enough?
 
2012-05-19 08:44:19 AM  
But that's alright, we need people who'll clean the toilets stalls of the adult movie theater.
Everyone has a place in life.


/If you don't like it, do something about it.
 
2012-05-19 09:06:24 AM  
Stoned snowflakes?
 
2012-05-19 09:17:18 AM  

jso2897: One might conclude from this that if one continually overindulges in social intoxicants like marijuana or alcohol, it might negatively impact one's performance in life. Can you imagine that?
How does Ric Romero keep getting all this grant money? Doesn't Channel 7 pay him enough?


Drugs, or any cause of truancy aren't mentioned in the article at all.
 
2012-05-19 09:26:11 AM  
I would also like to point the finger at school-sanctioned absences. I have students that have been absent upwards of 10% (of the high school classes I teach) for blood drives, field trips, sports events, prom prep, poetry slams, assemblies, etc. THESE absences often go unreported, but affect academic outcomes nevertheless.

/pet peeve
 
2012-05-19 09:28:40 AM  
I'd hate to be absent from smoking marijuana.
 
2012-05-19 09:52:23 AM  
f we didn't start the school day at the crack of dawn then maybe teenagers would actually be awake when they get there. But after school sports is more important than academics, so that's out of the question.
 
2012-05-19 09:59:29 AM  
Oh great, another Trayvon Martin thread...
 
2012-05-19 10:01:50 AM  
...the article doesn't mention drugs at all. subby is a butthole.
 
2012-05-19 10:08:18 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: f we didn't start the school day at the crack of dawn then maybe teenagers would actually be awake when they get there. But after school sports is more important than academics, so that's out of the question.


We now start at 8:15. Just as many students are late as when we started at 7:30. But now they are excused early for sports. Academics? Low priority.
 
2012-05-19 10:29:37 AM  

TheHighlandHowler: Marcus Aurelius: f we didn't start the school day at the crack of dawn then maybe teenagers would actually be awake when they get there. But after school sports is more important than academics, so that's out of the question.

We now start at 8:15. Just as many students are late as when we started at 7:30. But now they are excused early for sports. Academics? Low priority.


I have a teenager that would sleep in until 2 PM if I let her. I'd go with an 11 AM to 6 PM school day, but that's just me.
 
2012-05-19 10:59:47 AM  
I'd like to point out the heroic behavior of my chemistry lab partner, who in 10th grade would wake and bake and still come to school at 7:30 AM. That man was impressive in his dedication both to getting high, and to school.
 
2012-05-19 11:15:29 AM  
Look at those two rubes at the top of the thread. LOLs
 
2012-05-19 11:48:43 AM  
My senior year, the only reason I showed up at all was to smoke dope with my buddies in the parking lot.
 
2012-05-19 12:03:47 PM  
I'm a much more focused student when I'm high. Math especially.
 
2012-05-19 12:52:48 PM  

PonceAlyosha: jso2897: One might conclude from this that if one continually overindulges in social intoxicants like marijuana or alcohol, it might negatively impact one's performance in life. Can you imagine that?
How does Ric Romero keep getting all this grant money? Doesn't Channel 7 pay him enough?

Drugs, or any cause of truancy aren't mentioned in the article at all.


So? Why should my posts have any more to do with TFA than the headline does? Am I being held to some sort of double standard that Subby is not required to meet? IT'S DISCRIMINATION!!
 
2012-05-19 12:56:57 PM  
Pass me the Chronic--WHAT?-cles of Narnia.
 
2012-05-19 01:28:10 PM  
Another outright lie in the headline.

It's as if the mods aren't even trying anymore.
 
2012-05-19 02:49:33 PM  
 
2012-05-19 05:10:54 PM  
blame the parents.

maybe blame the schools too.

Back when I was a kid and onions on our belts was part of the school uniform - yes, we had uniforms - if a student missed school, the school would call the parents and inform them.

If the parents got a call like that and little Johnny wasn't home sick or something like that that the parent was already aware of, little Johnny would get his ass kicked.

It's really not a difficult problem to solve.
 
2012-05-19 05:57:35 PM  

E.S.Q.: Another outright lie in the headline.

It's as if the mods aren't even trying anymore.


Trying to do what?
 
2012-05-19 06:27:58 PM  
"You can't even analyze what's working in closing the achievement gap without looking first at chronic absenteeism."

A stretch, but no lie.

A fool he remains, but an honest one...
 
2012-05-19 07:04:17 PM  
If you started school at 10am, kids would probably do better.
 
2012-05-19 07:33:22 PM  
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2012-05-19 07:58:05 PM  

Happy Hours: blame the parents.

maybe blame the schools too.

Back when I was a kid and onions on our belts was part of the school uniform - yes, we had uniforms - if a student missed school, the school would call the parents and inform them.

If the parents got a call like that and little Johnny wasn't home sick or something like that that the parent was already aware of, little Johnny would get his ass kicked.

It's really not a difficult problem to solve.


Except the kids with parents like that are already in school. The ones with absentee parents? Not so much.
 
2012-05-19 08:04:09 PM  

TheHighlandHowler: Marcus Aurelius: f we didn't start the school day at the crack of dawn then maybe teenagers would actually be awake when they get there. But after school sports is more important than academics, so that's out of the question.

We now start at 8:15. Just as many students are late as when we started at 7:30. But now they are excused early for sports. Academics? Low priority.


That's probably because 45 minutes isn't much of a difference when it comes to sleep. Especially for a teenager.
 
2012-05-19 11:25:54 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: TheHighlandHowler: Marcus Aurelius: f we didn't start the school day at the crack of dawn then maybe teenagers would actually be awake when they get there. But after school sports is more important than academics, so that's out of the question.

We now start at 8:15. Just as many students are late as when we started at 7:30. But now they are excused early for sports. Academics? Low priority.

I have a teenager that would sleep in until 2 PM if I let her. I'd go with an 11 AM to 6 PM school day, but that's just me.


That is how I functioned when I was a teenager.
 
2012-05-20 12:41:12 AM  

TheHighlandHowler: Marcus Aurelius: f we didn't start the school day at the crack of dawn then maybe teenagers would actually be awake when they get there. But after school sports is more important than academics, so that's out of the question.

We now start at 8:15. Just as many students are late as when we started at 7:30. But now they are excused early for sports. Academics? Low priority.


Dude.THAT is the crack of dawn. What we mean by something that's not ass early is 9ish or 10ish. If that would mean pushing the schoolday towards five, that's fine - it's just that whole getting up in the morning part that made my senior year one giant absentee mark.
 
2012-05-20 01:21:24 AM  
Now if you would just let the kids smoke their chronic at school, you wouldn't have that problem.
 
2012-05-20 01:31:36 AM  

bk3k: Now if you would just let the kids smoke their chronic at school, you wouldn't have that problem.


They should use it as a motivational tool. If you get an A you get an Eighth!
 
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