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Letter: Some students need more help
First Published Aug 01 2014 08:35 am • Last Updated Aug 01 2014 08:35 am

Most parents in Utah take time for their children. They take time out of their day to help their children succeed in school. I feel that high schools in Utah should personalize the educational experience for those students who don’t have a parent to help them succeed.

For children like this, it is so easy to be overlooked and fail classes. Often, they just don’t know how to ask for help.

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If counselors and/or teachers took a week during the middle of a term to bring failing students in and have a talk about their needs, more students would pass.

None of the four different high schools I attended were accommodating to my personal circumstances. If one counselor had sat down and asked me even the most basic questions, they would have learned that I had seven sets of kidney stones and just needed a bit more time to get caught up on work. Instead, they treated me like a truant.

Just a bit more support, a few more questions, a touch of thoughtfulness, and I feel many more students would not only graduate, but excel.

Mia Snow


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