Move Freshmen Seminars to Flextime
Freshmen seminars. How important are they really? Are they important enough to take up a student's valuable prep time? Valuable prep time that could be used for homework, and studying? I think not. Imagine a student sleeping late, after a long day of school and activities, and thinking to himself, "I'll do the rest of my homework in prep tomorrow. I have it first anyway." The next day, after sleeping in, he thinks "Oh, I can have breakfast at school. I have prep first!" So he tells his mom so that he can make it to the bus on time. Finally, when he gets to school, he starts unpacking his stuff when his friend comes over and says, "Ugh, why do we have to have a freshman seminar today?" All of a sudden, our hero freezes. He had no idea about the freshman seminar. He had no idea he would have no time to eat, or do homework. And now, he has no choice but to either skip food, or skip homework. Now, this happens all the time, and moving freshmen seminars to flextime would fix this problem. Flextime is rarely used, so moving freshmen seminars to this time slot makes sense. It doesn't replace anything, it simply fills up unused time. So please, make freshmen seminars flextime seminars.