Extra Credit: With All This Weight, What Student Needs an Anchor?
Dear Extra Credit:
This is in response to the reader who questioned why more schools with block schedules don't have "anchor days" on Mondays, where students have every class. The short answer: My high-schooler can barely manage her backpack with the current block scheduling of about half of her classes each day. With seven classes in one day, she'd need a wheelbarrow!
This problem could be solved if each classroom had a set of textbooks, but I wouldn't hold my breath for that.
Other wise people have proposed that solution to the backpack crisis. Why hasn't it been done? Too expensive? Too weird? Any ideas?