A ‘Graduation Walk’ Not Taken
by Cathie Maglio, Blended Learning SPECIALIST
I heard a story today that made me sad. It prompted me to think about the complex relationship between schools and students and life.
A member of the senior class at this high school has told his teachers, guidance counselors and administrators that he intends to fail all his classes. He does not want to “walk” to get his diploma with the rest of his class. He plans to go to summer school to make up the classes he failed and get his diploma at the end of the summer. He comes to school and attends classes but he does no work. He has his plan and he’s sticking to it.