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When Students Stay Up All Night Playing Fortnite and You’ve got to Teach Them in the Morning

When Students Stay Up All Night Playing Fortnite and You’ve got to Teach Them in the Morning

Steven Singer

There is something monstrously unfair about our teacher evaluation systems.

If your students fail because they were up all night playing video games, it’s your fault.

Seriously.

When students fail at academic tasks, there is no responsibility attributed to the students, no responsibility attributed to the parents and certainly no responsibility given to society.

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Great piece, Mr. Singer. I appreciate a good article about the important things going on around us daily, that do not involve Trump, Russia, Guns or Elections,

Regarding “fortnight”. I don’t think a British person would appreciate you referring to a word they use all the time as “antiquated”.

Actually the Fayette County school system in Lexington, Kentucky has an agricultural magnet school where the kids do raise animals (I saw sheep, cows, pigs and horses on my tour) and a nursery and aquaponics system where they raise plants and fish to sell. But yes, that’s rare. The facility is also solar powered and designed to be carbon neutral as possible. Very neat. But I’m sure something like that is very rare.