1. I'm paying for it..
Let's face it, college costs an arm and a leg maybe even more why should my grade be deducted because I didn't go to class a few times. If I can pay for my own tuition, I think I can make the choice on my own if I want to go to class. Plus, jokes on me if I fail, I chose to waste money. Is this some life lesson because this leads me to point number two.
2. There are sick days in the "REAL WORLD"
Because apparently college isn't the real world, it's just preparation for it, although we're already drowning in debt this isn't the real world. It's not like in the "real world" your manager sits in their office like "hmm they didn't come in today and once last month, look whose about to get fired" So in preparation for this real world we have yet to face why don't we get sick days like adults do? No answer huh? I'll just walk my sick as-a-dog self to class *coughing up a lung*
3. College is stressful
Look there are going to be some days where I sleep in because I pulled 3 all nighters finishing papers. Maybe my job had me work over time and I dropped from exhaustion and couldn't make it to my 11:00 class. I'm stressed because I'm trying to do my best but you're going to fail me because I slept in twice ? Thanks, I'm even more stressed
4. Life gets in the way
I know college is supposed to be the most important thing in a student's life but get real, it isn't. There are so many other things students have to do like work to pay for school, or athletic things for their scholarships, etc. What if I have to pull this extra shift for my check to pay tuition? What if I have to attend a certain number of games to meet a quota for my scholarship? What if I have to pick up my kid/sibling because something happened? What if I have an emergency? Should I tell them all no because attendance is mandatory so I can't do this important thing?
5. Professors miss class too
I've had a substitute professor in college, didn't know it was possible but yes you can have a sub in college. So they miss a class and they don't get paid for it that's how it works, but if I'm paying to attend this school and professor misses class I don't get my money back so why should I get penalized for missing class, missing the lesson is penalization enough if you think about it.
Am I the only one who thinks mandatory attendance in college just should not be a thing? At college age if you make the decision to miss class that's on you if you fail. It should not also be the professors call on failing you or not based on your attendance.