Daniel R. Marburger: Does Mandatory Attendance Improve Student Performance
I want to ask how it’s then acceptable for teachers to be absent/cancel class. This article discusses a troubling statistic that may hinder student’s education as teacher absentee ratings increase.
5. "Mandatory Attendance Legal?" Free Advice. 27 Apr. 2008. 2 May 2008 <http://forum.freeadvice.com/showthread.php?referrerid=246160&t=406602>.
a. This bulletin includes a combination of students and legal advice regarding the topic of whether failing a student because of lack of attendance is legal. I want to explore the bulletin posted by one person saying that a girl in Washington was failed from a class for lack of attendance and she took it to court. Apparently, the superior court determined that since she paid for her classes it was her right to choose whether she would attend or not and if she turned in all the required materials for the class, there was no reason for the instructor to fail her.
6. Stuart Silverstein. "THE STATE; COLUMN ONE; The iPod Took My Seat; As college professors post lectures online, they're seeing a rise in absenteeism. A low- tech response to no-shows: more surprise quizzes :[HOME EDITION]. " Los Angeles Times [Los Angeles, Calif.] 17 Jan. 2006,A.1. Los Angeles Times. ProQuest. 7 May. 2008