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Arkansas High School Teaches 'Problem-Solving' in a Way Its Students Probably Won't Enjoy


"This is perfect."

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A private high school in Arkansas is teaching its students problem-solving skills by offering them real-life experience.

Catholic High School for Boys in Little Rock posted a picture to its Facebook page Wednesday showing a sign hanging on the front door, which read, "Stop. If you are dropping off your son's forgotten lunch, books, homework, equipment, etc., please TURN AROUND and exit the building. Your son will learn to problem-solve in your absence."

The photo was accompanied by the following caption: "Welcome to Catholic High. We teach reading, writing, arithmetic and problem-solving."

"Oh if only we could use this in public school. I forbid my students to call for forgotten instruments!" one user commented on the post.

Another wrote, "At the high school level, this is perfect. Having had 2 boys go thru HS, I so wish that I had followed this adage and perhaps my sons would have learned more about being prepared, making lists, and just keeping their minds in the reality of daily tasks."

Others disagreed, saying that part of being an adult is "sometimes asking for help."

"If a school is willing to let my child be hungry (hungry people don't learn as effectively) for this particular teachable moment, they don't deserve tuition funds," the same user commented.

Yet another opined, "Ok, so the only exception might be food especially if the cafeteria doesn't offer the famous cheese sandwich."

What do you think? Should students at either private or public high schools be allowed to call their parent or guardian to ask them to bring them items forgotten at home? Weigh in below:

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