Students should not be awarded extra credit for unused bathroom passes

Some teachers have a punch card system that limits the number of times students can go to the bathroom each semesters. Students are then awarded extra credit for unused passes.

Some teachers have a punch card system that limits the number of times students can go to the bathroom each semesters. Students are then awarded extra credit for unused passes.

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“May I go to the bathroom?” That’s a phrase heard almost daily during the school day.

Teachers are constantly dealing with students leaving the class to go to the bathroom or grab a drink of water.

Understandably, some teachers have taken measures to mitigate the disruptions due to students leaving the classroom.

One way teachers have done this is by having a set number of times a student can use the bathroom each semester and awarding extra credit for unused passes.

Having a reasonable amount of times that a student can go to the bathroom per semester seems logical. If the same student is asking to go to the bathroom every class period, that’s obviously a nuisance and should be addressed.

However, awarding extra credit to those who don’t use their passes is absurd.

Those few points could be the difference between getting an A- or B+.  Essentially, you’re docking your grade if you leave the class.

I shouldn’t be punished because I need to go to the bathroom.  I’m not trying to be disruptive. If I have to go, I have to go.

As long as it isn’t interrupting a lecture or presentation, students should be able to use the bathroom whenever they see fit without having to forfeit extra credit points.

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