Just had some disturbing news from a mother with whom I am acquainted. She had just hung up the telephone, where she had been engaged with the Assistant Superintendent concerning her son. He attends middle school in Texas.
The mom was telling me that her son and two other boy students are not allowed to sit in a desk in the classroom, as they had not earned enough points to sit at a desk. What????
I have taught school, and I know that children sitting in a desk is more conducive to learning than students sitting on the floor. Not sure what the teacher’s reasoning is behind having the students ‘earn’ the right to sit in a desk. I thought that was what my tax dollars paid for.
Does this happen in your school? Can anyone explain the rationale? I urge all parents to call their schools, and make sure that their students are allowed to sit in classroom furniture and learn!
Until next time,