In the Tribune columnist Eric Zorn describes what it's like to be the parent of 7th graders and the things that he and many others do to help their kids do better (or at least get better grades) so that they can get into the right high school. He even confesses the grade grubbing he's doing with teachers and the principal over his son's grade on a project. It's pretty sad, he knows. What I'm wondering though is whether the changes this year make things better or worse on a day to day basis? Attendance changes, for example?
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