What’s Going On?
Alexia Crawley, Staff writer
February 26, 2011
Filed under Editorials
Recent interim and report card grades have left teachers wondering what is going on with students.
The number of failing grades on student’s interims and report cards seems to have increased since last quarter.
It’s no secret that the first quarter is not the most challenging quarter for students, but the decline in grades is nothing short of shocking and nothing that students should be proud to share.
Receiving an E on your report card is not something to flaunt; in fact, flaunting bad grades seems to be troubling to teachers and administrators, and some students. Doing your best should always be your first priority in school.
However, it’s hard to be a student and balance school, after school clubs, family life, a job, and a social life.
Many students have a combination of these situations weighing in on their lives and last quarter there seemed to be an overload of work towards the middle of the quarter. I know, sometimes we just need a break, but students, teachers don’t see our excuses as valid.
Life is not an excuse because teachers have a constant overload of work too. My advice is that you really think about what is important. Hopefully your future is because an E on your report card does not help your GPA.
Last thing you need is somebody else nagging you, which is not the purpose of this editorial. The purpose is to encourage you to do better.
If you don’t understand something, ask your teacher. There is nothing embarrassing about that. Do or at least attempt your homework. This will raise your homework grade.
Do your class work in class! This should decrease your homework load. Encourage and help your friends who are struggling at something you understand. This can help you balance your social life and school at the same time.
It’s not about the teacher or the subject or what seems cool now because that won’t matter later.
Do your best now because that will matter later.