Friday, February 17, 2017

Choosing the Late


Friday. It was almost 5th period. 10th grade world history.

It had been an easy day thus far. The classes had worked silently without my having to ask. As the class filtered in, one of the boys started yelling towards someone outside the room.

"Where is he going?"

When I asked the obvious question, the boy pointed out who he was yelling to. I spotted him. He was walking away from the classroom. The first boy explained that the boy outside was supposed to be in their class.

Half an hour into class, the boy showed up. He had a pass from the tardy sweep. (Long time readers of this blog may remember me mentioning tardy sweep on previous occasions.)

This year, that school has revamped the tardy sweep policy. Instead of students being kept out of class all period, they now get sent back to class with a tardy sweep pass. They still get dinged for the tardy, and the more tardies they rack up, the harsher the punishment. (Three tardies and they get Saturday School.)

So, the boy, who totally would have been on time to class, decided to walk in the other direction, get the tardy, and get sent back to class... Why?

I don't get the logic sometimes.

10 comments:

  1. Maybe he was hoping for Saturday school so he wouldn't have to do something his parents were going to have him do? That's the only thing that makes "sense" to me, though it really doesn't.

    betty

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  2. Maybe he just needed a little walk/break—even at the risk of Saturday school.

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  3. I didn't understand the logic of a kid who was late for class being prevented from going to the rest of class. Maybe the person who came up with that policy is like that kid.

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  4. Hi Liz - logic? what's that to a kid ... and what does it matter to the kids in the class?? Enjoy the weekend - cheers Hilary

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  5. Kids aren't logical on the whole are they? Just a small form of rebellion without thinking it through I reckon :)

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    1. I find they do have a sort of logic. Just not the sort of logic we understand.

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  6. That makes no sense *shakes head* silly kid.

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    1. I know. I'm kind of used to them making no sense, actually.

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