Just wanted to get your thoughts Because my school is in School Improvement (due to our graduation rate being 2 percentage points too low) our administration is toying with the idea of amnesty day. This is a day once a week when the teacher is supposed to provide classroom time for students to make up any work they have missed,regardless of reason - so it's not just absent students, but students who just didn't do the work to begin with. We also must provide for those students each week a list of assignments they need to complete. Those students who have nothing to make up may have free time, in which they may do what they wish, including listen to their Ipods,etc (which is against school rules) Most of the teachers are in an uproar. I feel it is giving kids one more excuse not to do the work, and how can we enforce the school rule of no electronic devices if we allow them during some parts of the day? What is to stop a student, or a parent, arguing that "Well, I was done, so I used my Ipod, etc."