Student, Pottsville High School, Class of 2016,
Those students who do not wish to work, as well as those students who are extremely ahead academically should not attend Pottsville High School. There are so many students I see who waste their potential and refuse to do any work required. These students ruin it for those who want to do well because "no student can be left behind". Teachers then focus on those who don't wish to work rather than those who do by waiting on them hand and foot. Also, those students who want to really challenge themselves academically cannot. The school does not allow students to take courses with less than about four students per class. This means students cannot specialize by taking advanced courses. Too many times myself or others were denied exceptional opportunities to learn because teaching less than four students is "not worth the trouble." This begs the questions, "if you don't believe in leaving any student behind, then why punish those who want to get ahead? Is it not the same concept at play for students who have greater standards who are, in essence, also being left behind due to the lack of challenging courses?"