Shawn L. Bird

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poem-attendance issues April 7, 2016

Filed under: Poetry,Teaching — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:54 am
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an A

beside your name.

Nine boxes for nine days.

Six A’s.

You, with that great brain,

want A’s

on your transcript

not your attendance record.

What is happening in your world

that keeps you from learning?

Ties shackles to your potential

for excellence?  Your health is fine.

Oh, dear girl,

What can we do

to advocate for you?


4 Responses to “poem-attendance issues”

  1. B, for babysitting?

  2. vjknutson Says:

    There are so many other things happening in an adolescent’s life that can easily overshadow the need for schooling. Always a teacher’s worry.

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