If failure is not an option, are late buses an option? A choice to not care if the students get to school in time to receive the proper level of education?
After the first week of the school year, there were a lot of late buses. According to the schools policy,
“Failure is not an option,” how are students expected to fulfill this task if buses are late every day? Many students would get anxiety, scared, worried and many more feelings that will keep them from working on the task ahead of them. The things on their minds might be like “I don’t have time for breakfast but I'm really hungry,” or “Oh my God I was late for school, and I hope the teacher will let me catch up or I'll be left behind.” With a lot of things going on in their heads, it is hard to calm down and face the fact that they are going to stay uninformed until the next time to learn what he or she missed. It is like forgetting your own best friend’s birthday and trying to figure out how to resolve the problem so that he or she doesn’t get mad or worse...not be your friend. No one would feel good about losing a person that would make you laugh when you are feeling down or give you advice on problems that you do not know how to solve. Your best friend is important to you, just like your education. You need it to pass high school. So, can we all agree that we need buses to get to school on time?
Many students would tend to agree, for example, Ethan Bravato says “Late buses suck. They take away from educational time for students. I feel like buses need to be on time so students could have the full number of educational services that they need,” then he elaborated,” They suck because they tell us they will be on a certain time then we get out there at that time then standing out there like 10 or 20 minutes,” Why would they tell you to get to the bus stop on a time if they will not be there themselves? No wonder buses come in late sometimes to school. They say they would get there but then not show up on that time. Then many students would get frustrated at the fact that they know they would be late for school, and the fact that they cannot see a person they wanted to see in the morning. Then they would be in a bad mood for a long time until they see something or someone they like. Also, there is more reasons why students would get frustrated, not just because of being late.
Even though buses are a good source of transportation, they can also be annoying sometimes. To explain a little more, Brennon Chambers (Mr. Chambers) said “Sometimes it is unpredictable. Sometimes it comes early, and it sometimes comes late. The most frustrating thing about the buses is that if you miss the bus, you got to find another way to get to school.” Nobody wants to miss the bus because then you got to wake up and ask your parents if they can take you to school and if you have strict parents, they won’t be happy. Imagine taking a nap after a long day and then being woken up in 5 minutes by your younger siblings, some won’t be mad, but others will be frustrated because all they want is some peace and quiet. That’s the same way with your parents when you wake them up at 5 or 6 in the morning.