Sunday, September 9, 2012
Injustice in my school
I feel that this is an injustice. I personally took AP Lang and AP Lit but would have died taking AP Government. It is unfair that a student may not take a rigorous course simply because they don't feel comfortable taking the required counterpart (or vice versa: a student may take an English course they aren't prepared for just so they can take a desired level History course.) This could hurt a student's self-esteem, hurt their GPA, and hurt their chances of getting into a college. Or, a student might be so bored in one class, that he/she stops trying altogether. Also, in order to drop a level, the student has to get permission from both the English and the History teachers. What happens if a teacher refuses to sign?
I have had a hard time coming to terms with this mandate. I understand how important it is to have interdisciplinary learning and application, but it shouldn't come at the expense of the student. I would have hated this rule had my High School had it.