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I Hate School! I'm Bored.

I HATE SCHOOL, I'M BORED. I am sitting in front of a panel of teachers at my son’s private catholic school, being reprimanded. My son is suspended from school - for the 3rd time this school year! These meetings are soul-crushing, guilt-instilling and periodic, and they produce no result on my 15-year old. “Why are we having this consistent issue in your school?” I ask him. “Because I hate school, I’m bored, mom!” he shouts back. “We haven’t done real work in months. It’s a waste of time!” And I struggle to find an appropriate response…because he is right! The education system is failing him, and we are the ones being blamed for it year after year. My son and I have lived in five different