Saturday, February 26, 2005

Everybody Needs A Vacation But...

We know that everyone needs to take a little vacation every now and then, but in this era of increased accountability (for educators) should students be allowed to miss school in order to have a little family fun? This has become a problem at our mid-sized California junior high school and I suspect is a concern in other locales.

The Arizona Republic reports:

While on a recent vacation in northeastern Arizona, I was surprised to discover that many Arizona parents had taken their school-age children on a weekday excursion to the slopes at Sunrise Park Resort.

One Scottsdale mother explained to me that the snow conditions were so ideal that she felt justified in pulling her three kids out of their public schools for a few days of winter fun.

Read the whole thing here.

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