Articles about cutting classes in school
Quote by Mark Twain: “I have never let my schooling interfere with my...”
Depression is a very real problem for today's youth. When your spirit doesn't feel good, a lot of teens do what they can to make their body feel the same. Some students pick fights. Some students overeat. Some students take drugs or alcohol or get prescription drugs. A frightening trend today is cutting. The practice of cutting is becoming more and more prevalent in high schools around the country.
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Cutting Classes gone wrong (nung ginagawa mu) part 2
There comes a time in the life of every student when he cuts a class, and it's usually on a balmy afternoon in spring. Rationalization sets in, and he decides that there won't be anything going on in his three o'clock, anyway. Visions of a home-cooked dinner fill his mind, and the thirst for knowledge is quenched by a flood of gastric juices. By the end of the period, he is faced with a conflict to go or not to go. Frustrated by his indecision, he heads for the Hub to work out a solution. This is the result.
Cutting class has become such an everyday fact of life in New York City's high schools that many educators now view it as a dangerous first step on the road to academic failure for many young people. In some schools, cutting can reduce total classroom attendance by up to 20 percent, according to a new comprehensive computer analysis, the first of its kind. In absolute terms, this can mean that 50, to 70, classes in a school are cut in one month. Changing Social Attitudes. Today, cutting is much more rampant in some schools. Victor Herbert, superintendent of high schools for the Bronx, who also heads one of the Board of Education's dropout prevention programs. It represents the first ugly sign of someone testing the waters.