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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Not Another Swine Flu Bitch

Posted on Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 10:50 AM

So I read in the Chronically Horrid yesterday that the Halifax Regional School Board is cancelling exam exemptions because they don't want students coming to school if they're sick...

Apparently if kids have a high attendance rate (less than 6 unexcused absences per term), many schools allow them to choose one exam per semester that they don't have to write.

Most schools have 4 terms of 2.5 months each. Taking into account things like inservices, weekends, and holidays, that's about 55 days of school. SO if they miss one day every 2 weeks without a note, they can choose whatever exam they don't want to write. (I assume that if they have a note, and most of them can forge a guardian's signature by the age of 12, that's an "excused" absence and doesn't count as missed time).

Well when I went to school, we were expected to go to school every day, AND write our exams. All of them. And if we failed, we failed. These kids today have it too easy. I say, "go to school, AND study, AND write your exams you entitled little bastards".

No wonder they ask for a starting wage of $10/hour at their first fast food job...

---I had to walk to school uphill both ways in a blizzard...

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