Booker Rising [via: Huffington Post]: He had to work a different corner each day last week (hopefully this is being followed up with hands-on instruction since she has significant responsibility for why his grades are bad in the first place). From the Huffington Post (hat tip: TheRoot.com): "Ronda Holder is forcing her 15-year-old son, James Mond III, to stand on a street corner with a sign around his neck that says: 'I did four questions on my FCAT [Florida aptitude test] and said I wasn't going to do it...GPA 1.22...honk if I need education.' Holder says her son will appreciate it some day."
More: "Holder said she wants other parents and kids to pay attention. So far, it's working; she says one man honked all the way around the corner."Home girl looks like she will give Tiger Mom Amy Chua a good run for her money.
This video reminds me why I was such a well behaved student in school. My mother, Queen of The Follow Up, always followed through on any threat she made. So when she told my siblings and I that if she ever got a call from our school that we were acting up, she would come down there and whip us right in front of the class, we knew better than to risk it.
Both my parents were as serious as a heart attack when it came to our education. They sometimes let us slide on little things like chores, curfew or fashions, but when it came to school and grades, my parents did not give an inch. At the time, they seemed like evil task masters, but today I don't think I can thank them enough for their persistence.
h/t: Booker Rising