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Kids late to class

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James Steele Foerch (alrai)
Sat, 28 Feb 1998 12:36:38 -0500


Dear Teresa & Esteemed Colleagues,
I have students coming to class late all the
time for good and not-good reasons. My policy is
"if you're late, you're tardy and it costs you
5% on the weekly test". Late is late and there
is no such thing as an "excused" tardiness. I
have explained this policy some 8,304 times to
my principal and fellow teachers and no longer
have any problems with tardiness: The kids who
have given up still come late, but no longer
expect to pass. All the rest show up on time and
nothing in the school prevents them.
My advice to you: Hard line it with true
tales of the hungry, ambitious workers of
Mexico, Hong Kong, S. Afrca, et al. who can
hardly wait to take American jobs away from lazy
workers. No teacher or parent will mess with
that!
J. S. Foerch,
Pine Creative Arts Academy
Grand Rapids, MI