Thursday, June 24, 2010

We ARE on deadline

It's really something to see "how the kids feel" sometimes. I think a few of us are going to leave here a little more sympathetic of the students and the stress they feel when they have "a ton of work" due (overstatement, but all the same). At the same time though, I think we'd be doing a great disservice to the students if we don't allow them to experience the reality of a journalistic environment before they leave high school, especially if they want to have a career in the field.

All in all, suck it up; we'll survive, eat ice cream, and play rock band, and the kids will always leave school and try their best to forget about the long day they've had, as they head toward the beach (in Florida, that is).

Jenese Giles
Northeast High School
Oakland Park, Fla.

1 comment:

  1. You are correct, Jenese. I think it's important for our students to experience the realism of meeting deadlines. However, I will be a LITTLE more sympathetic now. (Just don't tell them:)

    Sarah Geyer
    South-Doyle High School
    Knoxville, TN