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A high school in Minnesota is trying to motivate kids to get to school on time by linking parking privileges to tardiness, according to a story in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The school has set up a graduated system of consequences for tardiness that suspends students' parking permits.

What's your prediction? Do you think the new policy will yield measurable results?

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My prediction is as follows:

Students' tardies will improve with the implementation of a suspension of parking privileges. Some years ago, I served as an assistant principal at a high school and I suggested the suspension of parking permits; however, it was nixed due to parents' voicing their objection to the school board. Consequently, the plan was not implemented. I personally think it is an excellent idea. Students should be held accountable for punctuality and the way to get the attention of those who are habitually tardy is to revoke driving privileges. I am optimistic the proposal will yield successful results.

Maybe they would show up if your class was interesting.

If school was personalized, kids would want to come. You wouldn't need to wave sticks or carrots.

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