Losing Struggling Choir Members To Core Classes Daily?
Date: March 1, 2016
I am a combined MS/HS choir director. At a staff meeting I was unable to attend (or perhaps several), our principal implemented a new policy -- at the urging of core class teachers--to force any student who is failing a class, missing homework, or needs to study for a test, to miss choir and go to what is called 'study table'. I am currently, out of a 7th grade choir of 47 students, missing anywhere from 10 - 20 students PER DAY from my class--all due to 'study table' and this asinine new policy.
Have any of you experience this stupidity? If so, what are you doing to combat it?
Administrators really don't seem to comprehend that the students who are present are affected by the absence of their classmates. The band director and I have tried talking to her about this but she vehemently opposes any opposition to this new policy.
Any advice? Experience fighting this?
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