At South Cobb High School in suburban Atlanta, World Geography students can raise their grades by sitting through class without a bathroom break, reports Neal Boortz. Students get five passes per semester with no bathroom breaks if the five are used and extra credit for unused passes.
A student tells me that not going to the bathroom can be worth as much as a letter grade in that class! That kid over there in the corner with his legs and eyes crossed? He’s trying to boost his GPA so he can get into a good college. New bumper stickers are being handed out: “My child is a constipated honor student at South Cobb High.”
I wonder if there’s a market for bathroom passes at South Cobb: Students with large, docile bladders could sell their extras to the incontinent — or to classmates who need the extra credit.