Students in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District are required to take at least 5 courses regardless of how many they need to graduate. This is a problem because most seniors need only 2.
I believe this is an immense waste of time. I encourage those who agree to stand with me.
If you attend Murrieta Mesa you may see me passing around a physical petition to be signed so you may sign it there. If you do not attend Mesa then I will be posting a link to an online petition site where you can sign.
I will also post a copy of my petition on this blog. Please tell everyone you know about this there are many important reasons why changes should be made to this policy.
http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stop-wasted-time-in-school-now Click this link to lead you to the website where you can sign my petition. I encourage anyone who even remotely agrees with it to sign. This can greatly improve the lives of the students of Murrieta.
the following is the content of my petition:
Stop Wasting Time in School Now!
We the attesters to this petition hereby call for the removal or change in a current school district-wide policy.
Murrieta Valley Unified School District requires all students to be enrolled in a minimum of five classes regardless of how many they need to graduate. If a student who is in their senior year of high school only needs to take two classes to graduate then why should he/she be required to enroll in at least three excess courses? This policy is an extreme waste of precious time and is very inefficient. The major issue is most students in their senior year of high school are looking for a job or working, and work experience is very beneficial for young adults. It is hard to get hired when your available hours are severely constricted by excess time spent in school. If a student enrolled in excess classes were to be relieved of this burden and only required to take their needed two, they would have almost 5 extra hours a day to offer their employer. This is another $40.00 at the current minimum wage rate. Also students participating in many different programs such as: athletics, Advanced Placements courses, school clubs, and other extra-curricular activities use a lot of time outside of school to get what they need done. Therefore less time spent at school will provide more time for these worthwhile enterprises. Students need not only classroom education but real life work experience and time spent in extra-curricular activities to become more well-rounded. Those who strive to go to college will have a higher chance of being accepted if they had more to show then just sitting in a class all day. Additionally those who have decided to go straight into a career can spend most of their last year of high school preparing for it so that they might be employed straight out of school. It is very clear that students have much better ways to spend their time to better themselves than exhausting all of it in a course that will not provide them with anything worthwhile.
I strongly request the Murrieta Unified School District board to revise or eliminate this current policy.