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Dealing With Slackers

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A paper with an F on it.

A paper with an F on it.

Asher Gannon

Asher Gannon

A paper with an F on it.

Asher Gannon, Staff Writer

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We’ve been going to school for a long period of time, but within every class there is always the overachiever and the slacker. What is hard to comprehend for some teachers is why the person who is failing can never show up for class either. In order to get an education, you have to be there to learn.

Many students who would rather skip a day of school to get caught up on work, which only sets them back more. There are also students who go outside of school to get food or home to catch up on sleep because they don’t feel perfect. On top of that they feel the need to complain about their grades in classes. When a student begins to get a low grade or even fail a class, they start to panic. This then causes an issue for the teacher who not only wants to help the student but is unsure due to their experience with the student. The issue is why should teachers have to help someone that doesn’t apply themselves?

Teachers have many other priorities than helping a student who doesn’t really care about the class they are taking or the school in general. Teachers should always help to better their students when they have the want to better themselves. A teacher shouldn’t have to be a parent.

This also effects many students who have classes with them. It effects their time in the class to learn and ask questions because the teacher is trying to catch them up. Student Emma Duncan was asked how she feels about students slaking and then not showing up.

“If you don’t show up, you shouldn’t have the right to complain. It’s ultimately your fault,” Duncan said.

Students that don’t show up to school should have to except the consequences of their choices to skip multiple days of school. Although you can’t stop people from complaining, their grades shouldn’t be changed based on their complaints.

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