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Ireland Boyd English 111 Practice Summary 1/31/08 Why Enforce Attendance? In Roger Sipher's "So That Nobody Has To Go To School If They Don't Want To," he believes the school system would be a better place without children that go there to socialize. Sipher suggests that the students who go to school to get an education are being held back by the other students. Not everyone is dedicated to learning and not everyone understands the benefits of getting an education. The teachers spend more time trying to discipline the "bad" students and not enough time teaching the students that are interested in learning. If the school system dropped the attendance policy they have now "and allowed only those who are committed to getting an education to attend," the education system would be a better place. Kids of school age know that even if they slack off, the teacher will still pass them on to the next grade level. This is the reason for many students not doing their work or not learning anything during class. If students have been in public schools, they have been
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Unformatted text preview: exposed to teachers like this most of their life. In public school, it is an obligation to take anyone who would like to enroll into the school system. This is different when it comes to private schools. Private schools, according to Sipher, get to choose if the student is acceptable for the school. They have the right to kick them out or fail the student. They do this knowing the student has the option of going to a public school. By abolishing mandatory attendance, it would allow everyone to know that school is for serious students only who are willing and wanting to learn. School would no longer be considered a day-care or a place for students to socialize. Grades would improve because students wouldn't have others there to distract them and the teacher could focus more on what she is supposed to be doing, which is teaching. In the process of trying to "be all things for all people," the education system has "failed miserably at what they were originally formed to accomplish."...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PSYCH 020 taught by Professor Erickkson during the Spring '08 term at East Carolina University .

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