Okay, this is kind of random, but...
My school is either second or third-worst in the county. For the PSSA (state testing) we made an ASTOUNDING leap last year from 29% to 35% proficient (you need to score proficient to pass and therefore graduate). Kids at our school are always getting into fights, and people on one or more occassions have taken a crap in this one stairwell, when they're not smoking pot in it.
How do we correct this problem? Well, due to the fact that last year's freshman class was a horror, my school has devised: The Freshman Academy. What this means is, with the exception of some science classes and homerooms, all 10th-12th grade students are barred from the 3rd floor. They moved all of the 10th-12th grade lockers from the third floor to new lockers (including mine). They have also come up with an entire new grade for repeating freshmen. They are calling it 9T, or "9th grade transitional". With the exception of seniors who have signed up to be freshmen mentors, the 10th-12th graders are not allowed to talk or interact with the freshmen. They are also making us wear IDs around our necks, and the freshmen have different colored IDs.
Now, through all of this, the biggest area of concern the administration has is on the DRESS CODE. Our dress code is that you have to wear a collared shirt and khakis. Up until this year, you couldn't have hooded sweatshirts or striped shirts. You still can't have striped pants.
Am I the only one who thinks this is all very defeating the purpose?
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