• I have got a Saturday detention for missing a regular detention, but I still have to serve the first detention IS THIS FAIR ?

    Best answer: Detention is like short term prison. It's punishing you by denying you your freedom. It's a way of bullying you into doing what they want you to do. You're supposed to think it's easier for you if you do what they want first time. It's fair if you accept their authority to treat you thins... show more
    Best answer: Detention is like short term prison. It's punishing you by denying you your freedom. It's a way of bullying you into doing what they want you to do. You're supposed to think it's easier for you if you do what they want first time.

    It's fair if you accept their authority to treat you thins way. If you don't accept it you have the right to an appeal. You also have the right to go to another school (but that would depend on your parents' approval & the other school accepting you).

    If you want to challenge the school authorities you could use phrases like bullying me from a position of power teaches me bullies get their own way. You could say bullying me like this makes me fear you, but not support you. You could say bullying you gets results, but not respect, respect has to b earned.

    Playing Devils Advocate is a good way of deciding if your treatment is unfair. What reasons would they give to justify doing this to you? Are they right to do what they did?

    You could suggest they talk with you & listen to you. maybe you have a valid point. I don't know. How was your behaviour bad? Who was it bad to? Who suffered as a result of it? What would happen if everyone behaved the same way? Would you like to be in a school where behaviour like yours went unchecked?

    If you feel this treatment is unfair you could raise it with your school council. And with your parents. If you have enough support you can challenge the ruling.
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why is that girl in my class so weird?

    Yes I'm in 11th grade and there's a really awkward girl in my class. Without any doubt the most weird person I have ever seen and I wonder why she is like that. She has been in the class with me since 3 years and hasn't changed a bit since then. She doesn't talk to anyone, really never. She... show more
    Yes I'm in 11th grade and there's a really awkward girl in my class. Without any doubt the most weird person I have ever seen and I wonder why she is like that. She has been in the class with me since 3 years and hasn't changed a bit since then. She doesn't talk to anyone, really never. She can't speak properly. Try to talk to her and she just looks down and mumbles some gibberish, it's so hard to understand any words. She doesn't respond when called on by a teacher. She blushes all the time for no reason. Her hands are shaking very often and she's constantly fidgeting with them. She always sits in the bathroom stall during lunch break. Also she can't look at people. If you try to look into her eyes or just her face she quickly turns her head away or looks down. Really weird hm? She also cries over trivial things quite often even though she must be like 17 already. Last week she started crying when a teacher raised his voice at her because she didn't answer and today another guy went to her desk and looked into her face on purpose to make her flinch. Everyone laughed which made her burst into tears. Why is she so weird? Do you think she is mentally ill?
    21 answers · 4 days ago
  • In the United States, should teachers be armed?

    Best answer: NO
    Best answer: NO
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Unfair Grade by Teacher. What Can I Do?! As an advanced placement senior student in high school, I think this grade is ridiculous.?

    I am a senior in high school. One of my teachers is currently giving me a grade of D that I think is ridiculous. There are three reasons I say this: 1)the grade does not reflect my active participation and leadership in the class. 2) Out of the 19 assignments we ve had so far this semester, 3 of the easiest... show more
    I am a senior in high school. One of my teachers is currently giving me a grade of D that I think is ridiculous. There are three reasons I say this: 1)the grade does not reflect my active participation and leadership in the class. 2) Out of the 19 assignments we ve had so far this semester, 3 of the easiest assignments are worth 19 percent of the class grade. 3) Those 3 easy assignments were collected with the first 2 weeks of school. I did not turn them in, but I have them done now. Effectively, this means that my grade was doomed to be less than a B because I made a small mistake by not turning in 3 things within the first couple weeks of school. I will talk to the teacher again, but I am wondering what I can do if he doesn t let me make up my grade. Can I challenge the grade? If so, how? Can I sue?
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Do we have school tommorrow?

    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • Help pick which school name sounds better?

    I need help choosing which school name for my story sounds better. It’s a regular school, nothing to different then a regular high school. Which one is better Dawnview High School or Parkview High School?
    I need help choosing which school name for my story sounds better. It’s a regular school, nothing to different then a regular high school. Which one is better Dawnview High School or Parkview High School?
    5 answers · 7 hours ago
  • I’m fed up with school?

    Lately I’ve been dreading going to school to the point that I don’t care if I arrive an hour or two late to school. I can care less about my work and my grades. I feel like dropping out of school. I’ve always had really good grades and a great attitude towards school but now I hate it. I even have the feeling of... show more
    Lately I’ve been dreading going to school to the point that I don’t care if I arrive an hour or two late to school. I can care less about my work and my grades. I feel like dropping out of school. I’ve always had really good grades and a great attitude towards school but now I hate it. I even have the feeling of trying out weed just to spice up my life.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • What are your views on all boys or all girls schools vs coeducational schools?

    My daughter received two sports scholarships for high school, the one is to an all girls school and the other is coed. They’re both private schools. She likes them both, but after speaking to people at the schools she’s heard that the coed school focuses more on the boys sport than the girls, but the all girls... show more
    My daughter received two sports scholarships for high school, the one is to an all girls school and the other is coed. They’re both private schools. She likes them both, but after speaking to people at the schools she’s heard that the coed school focuses more on the boys sport than the girls, but the all girls school is very gossipy. Any tips or personal experience to help her make the decision?
    4 answers · 7 hours ago
  • I’m halfway through freshman year and I’m not doing to great (mostly b’s and c’s) and I was wondering if this will affect my college?

    Best answer: The truth is that your freshman year typically does not matter much. By the time you graduate, you will have so many credits that a few c's or even d's here or there will likely not affect your GPA by much at all. Additionally, many jobs and grad schools ask for your major specific GPA or just the GPA from... show more
    Best answer: The truth is that your freshman year typically does not matter much. By the time you graduate, you will have so many credits that a few c's or even d's here or there will likely not affect your GPA by much at all. Additionally, many jobs and grad schools ask for your major specific GPA or just the GPA from your last two years. Most people understand that it often takes students a while to adjust to college level work.

    Try to troubleshoot why you feel you are not doing as well as you would like. Is it the quality of your assignments? Is it time management? Is it understanding the material? Is it figuring out what the professor wants? Is it motivation? Once you figure out the specific problem, then you can go about trying to solve it. Ask around at your school and see what resources exist. Talk to your professors and ask for their help. You can go to office hours in the first week and say "Hi, I haven't been getting the grades that I want in my classes, and I'm hoping I can change that. I want to work hard in this class so that I can learn a lot and do well. Would you be willing to help me by ______ (answering questions about your expectations? Going over assignments with me to make sure I understand what I can improve on in the future? Pointing me at additional online or on campus resources so I can make the most of my study time? Giving me advice about how to best approach this class? etc.)" Nearly all professors will be thrilled to help you succeed.

    Good luck!
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • What are popular kids like at private schools in Sydney, AUS?

    I just moved to Sydney from the US and im going into year 11. Im going to a PRIVATE CHRISTIAN school which is very very different from my high school in America. It’s co-ed. What are the popular kids like? How do I become friends with them? Do they drink and **** or are they going to be good kids cuz it’s a... show more
    I just moved to Sydney from the US and im going into year 11. Im going to a PRIVATE CHRISTIAN school which is very very different from my high school in America. It’s co-ed. What are the popular kids like? How do I become friends with them? Do they drink and **** or are they going to be good kids cuz it’s a Christian school. Plleeease help I’m quite nervous.
    4 answers · 16 hours ago
  • What does springbok mean?

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  • Story help? No rude people please. 10 points to the person who can help the most.?

    I'm writing a story but I need help with a running scene. I've wrote multiple running scene but now I just feel like i'm copying myself. Anyone be able to help me? It's a zombie story, the main character Rory, woke up to find her sister Rowan has ran off (Again). Rowan is sick so that causes Rory to... show more
    I'm writing a story but I need help with a running scene. I've wrote multiple running scene but now I just feel like i'm copying myself. Anyone be able to help me? It's a zombie story, the main character Rory, woke up to find her sister Rowan has ran off (Again). Rowan is sick so that causes Rory to be even more worried than usual. It happens right before everyone starts turning.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • What do I do?

    Best answer: Your principal was perhaps a little optimistic about the time needed for a response. You should wait a little longer. The other school has to have time to respond to your application, and the person who handles the requests may have been busy or out with the flu or something this week. Wait patiently until next week.
    Best answer: Your principal was perhaps a little optimistic about the time needed for a response. You should wait a little longer. The other school has to have time to respond to your application, and the person who handles the requests may have been busy or out with the flu or something this week. Wait patiently until next week.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • What happen if I skip a whole month of high school ?

    Best answer: all schools have a limit of how many days you can miss
    I'm guessing 30 would be too many, meaning you would not pass/graduate
    your only chance would be to talk to the school and find out if there is a way to test early and have the missed days excused somehow
    Best answer: all schools have a limit of how many days you can miss
    I'm guessing 30 would be too many, meaning you would not pass/graduate
    your only chance would be to talk to the school and find out if there is a way to test early and have the missed days excused somehow
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • What happens during a government shutdown?

    The last gov't shutdown was in 2013 when I was in 5th grade, the start of middle school. Now, here I am in my first year of high school, 9th grade. What a coincidence! I knew very little back then and I still do. All I knew was that it was a major deal. I'm curious: will crime be legal? Will people still be... show more
    The last gov't shutdown was in 2013 when I was in 5th grade, the start of middle school. Now, here I am in my first year of high school, 9th grade. What a coincidence! I knew very little back then and I still do. All I knew was that it was a major deal. I'm curious: will crime be legal? Will people still be paid for working? Will the economy still be booming?
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Ive never had a day off school in my life and Im really ill, bad migraines and throwing up everywhere but my mum wont let me stay home help?

    Best answer: If you are throwing up then you are contagious. It sounds like you have the flu. Let mom know that if you don't go to the doctor's you could die. Just refuse to go and if you need to call the police and ask for help.
    Best answer: If you are throwing up then you are contagious. It sounds like you have the flu. Let mom know that if you don't go to the doctor's you could die. Just refuse to go and if you need to call the police and ask for help.
    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • Can you rent an instrument for a weekend?

    Best answer: It's only Thursday - can't you go back to school and pick it up?

    Otherwise - speak to a local music store. They may have a hire option - not all do, and options vary
    Best answer: It's only Thursday - can't you go back to school and pick it up?

    Otherwise - speak to a local music store. They may have a hire option - not all do, and options vary
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is bad roads/weather a reason to be off school?

    At the moment the roads are really bad and there’s freezing rain, my dad can’t find out if the school is open right now or not and I was wondering if the school WAS open, would the school accept that as a reason to not be there? The roads are really bad and it’s a 20 minute drive.
    At the moment the roads are really bad and there’s freezing rain, my dad can’t find out if the school is open right now or not and I was wondering if the school WAS open, would the school accept that as a reason to not be there? The roads are really bad and it’s a 20 minute drive.
    7 answers · 5 days ago