One of my students was being egregiously disrespectful, so I let him know that if he continued to behave that way, he would be suspended. This was his comment:
“Sounds good, another day off.”
I let him know that while suspended he would receive a grade of ‘zero’ on any and all assigned work. He said he didn’t care because he wasn’t going to do the work anyway, even if he were in school that day.
Another student asked him what he was planning on doing with his life, since it looked like he was going to try seventh grade for the third time the following year (Note: he had a 4% in my class at this point). He replied:
“I just gonna take my parents money, they rich. That way, I ain’t have to do no school or college, I just gonna hang out with they money for the rest of my life.”