N.Y. school experiments with "grounding" poorly performing students

04/7/2008 | NYTimes.com

Students at a Buffalo, N.Y.-area middle school who score poorly in any class or appear ambivalent about their studies will no longer be allowed to participate in any extracurricular activities like school dances, sports or academic clubs unless they show weekly improvement. Although some parents applaud the policy, some educators are concerned it may be counterproductive.

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