Hmm. You make many good points. xD And just so its known, I used to have an absense problem in Middle School. I played hookey as often as I could until they threatened me that I'd have to repeat the 8th grade. There was no way I'd suffer that embarassment, so now I only miss one or two (if I'm really, terribly sick) days a quarter.
I don't think we have an atendance problem, we have a problem with people not doing their work. Even I admit as an Ex-Honar Roll student, I always wait until the middle of the night or 7am to work on homework. But many of my friends do not even attempt that. Although they blame that on problems like ADD. They tried to enforce a rule about that this year. If we had two missing assignments, then we'd be sent to detension until we were caught up. No one enforces this because the teachers are so busy grading all their work.
In my opinion we need Teacher Assistants (Like, get the lazy seniors to help)
And if I"m thinking of the right room , it is NOT a large room. Its right beside the choir room, and when I was in choir, we Altos would go in there (ISS just started up again This Year) and practice out part. And there was not much room to really go when its full of 20+ girls.
But. WOW. xD I'm sorry but theres no way they would enforce a fine rule at my school. Low income area, you see? Even in a large city I can't see that being used without a HUGE commotion following.
Most likely we'll become more defiant. Or perhaps not, one of our old teachers is becoming our Principal next year. He was pretty strict in class (A GREAT teacher), so, maybe he'll keep us on a short leash and make some people grow up. Things will definantly be interesting.
X3 Thank you for responding!