Fuse #8

Monday, August 28, 2006

519 Students Suspended For Not Doing Summer Reading

I don't write 'em.
I just report 'em.

6 Comments:

At 9:01 PM , Blogger Jackie said...

I'm curious as to what the assigned readings were.

 
At 10:24 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Me too. I wish they'd listed them. I suppose an enterprising person could find out from the school district itself, but that sounds like a lot of work. I'll have my pool boy do it after he peels me a grape.

 
At 9:13 AM , Blogger Liz B said...

I checked out the district's website & it looks like a number of letters were sent out to parents before the school year ended emphasizing the importance of this assignment. The assignment docs on also online, and it looks like (except for AP/Honors English in the high school) the students could read any book they wanted; it was required to read but not required to read a certain book (I'm going strictly by what was online.)
http://www.lancasterisd.org/displayarticle.asp?ID=8

I don't think what they did would encourage reading for pleasure; but it looks like the school's emphasis is more on reading skills than reading for fun.

 
At 9:39 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Well, that makes sense. The ABC news article said that this was all because of No Child Left Behind. Hence the emphasis on skills rather than pleasure.

 
At 1:34 PM , Blogger Lisa Yee said...

I think our President ought to have summer reading assignments.

 
At 7:48 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Anything to suspend his actions, m'dear. Anything to suspend his actions.

 

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