- Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)51
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Hotel chain president: City should regulate short-term lodging (11/27/16)16
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)22
- Officers: Delta man dies during domestic dispute (11/28/16)1
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
Time at school should be spent on class work
To the editor:
This is in response to those upset at Central High School for not providing study hall time for their children. These parents claim their children are being cheated and it's not fair that they are busy from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and still have homework to do when they get home.
If academics is such a concern and a priority for your children, do not allow them to get part-time jobs or participate in three sports and other extracurricular activities. All of those things are great, and I am very supportive of them. However, if they can't handle it, something needs to be cut back. It's an extremely simple concept. Leave the schools alone. It's not their fault. It's yours.
Here is another thought. School is designed for students to attend classes on a variety of subjects, take notes, soak in the knowledge provided and study on their own time. Why should students be allowed to use class time to study when they should be using that class time to actually attend class?