Re: Stupid things/Donít make sense.
on 10-27-2004 06:00 AM
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Please explain this.
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If you wish. NC has a law saying that if you're not making progress towards graduating high school, they take away your license. Ironic how I needed my license to get to school...in order to graduate. I lost mine once because of a grade I received just after the law began. My friends with birthdays just before mine were not affected. Then there was the second time. During the first quarter of the year, I made two failing grades. One of them a 69.5 in German, which I was sure rounded up to a 70 (passing). The other a 68 in a class I didn't need (or want) in order to graduate. The state took away my right to drive again. I lived the farthest away than any other student. Because of not having transportation, I also lost my job. Not to mention I really didn't have a suitable home. I tried to challenge the law, explaining that I needed a way to travel between my two "homes". No luck. They said I would have to be handicapped or partially blind in order to keep it. That scares me. By the end of the year, I passed the classes as I had planned to anyway. I graduated with high scores on my finals. Took my license back, and moved on to a better life away from school.
My German teacher was from Russia. She spent a year in Germany, then moved to America to teach German. She could barely speak English or German. So the whole class suffered.
When I have kids, they are not going to American public schools.