Bring Back REM
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Because of the new schedules and no REM, many of us come home to hours of homework after school. If you think that's a good way to teach kids, it's not. We get stressed out of our minds.
"You can stay after or come before school."
That's true, but not all of us are able to get a ride home.
"You can ride the activity bus."
That's also true but since there are so many kids staying after school now, it takes a very long time to get home.
A lot of us have other activities once we get home and it's difficult to get all of our school work done. Once again, this stresses us out and causes many of us to get less sleep. Less sleep doesn't make us any better at school, we all know that.
If we brought REM back, us musical kids could actually have all of the related arts classes. A lot of who are in chorus & band/orchestra only have 4 of them. We aren't even getting all of the middle school curriculum thanks to no REM.
Even the teachers are getting stressed out by the new schedules. They have to worry about when a student should retake a test, which days to stay after school, when they can give extra help, etc. When will they have the time to grade things anyway? I can't imagine how busy they are now.
The schedules were so much better with REM. I understand why you wanted more class time, but we only get 7 short minutes extra in class and 40 less minutes of homework, extra practice, retakes, and studying time. The new class lengths barely do anything to help us. REM helped so much more.
The point of this petition is that we want REM back. It made life a whole lot easier for all of us. Please consider it.