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When FLEX Becomes a Reflection of Teacher Popularity

 Recent teacher behavior has since sparked uncomfortable feelings in students, and 20% claim they wish advisory was normal again.

Recent teacher behavior has since sparked uncomfortable feelings in students, and 20% claim they wish advisory was normal again.

Rebeca Delgado, Public Outreach Director

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Following the commencement of Irvington’s new FLEX advisory program, school administration has reported “a recurring pattern of mysterious behavior” among teachers and advisors.

“We don’t have a clear pattern yet, but we definitely know that something is going on,” remarked Principal. “Every day, we’re having new behavioral issues regarding our advisors brought to our attentionissues that we’ve never really heard before until FLEX had started.”

According to inside sources, the advisors with extremely high or extremely low attendance rates seem to be the ones that administration are hearing about in particular.

“We’ve had several advisors actually have no kids in their flex period on some occasions, and we’ve noticed these are the very same teachers who have been brought to our attention for… odd behavior,” commented a school guidance counselor.

According to several students who wish to stay anonymous, their teachers are behaving “extremely weird” regarding situations in which most teachers would recommend staying for FLEX.  In one instance, a student was even excused from a test makeup, saying that their teacher claimed they did not want to “take up my valuable flex time for a test that was only worth 10% of my grade.” Coincidentally, the next day this student noticed that very teacher walking back to their class before advisory ended with a large Starbucks coffee in hand.

Suspiciously positive behavior has also been reported to counselors as well, as some students have said they felt bribed by their teachers to attend their flex period.

One student shared her experience. “I typically attend my regular advisory, but last week my math teacher told me that my class was too full and I should get my work done during her flex period instead. I respectfully declined, but she insisted that I attend and even offered me extra credit points and food. When I came, I found myself being the only student attending and I was commissioned ten extra credit points per card that I wrote for her. The next day in class her wall was flooded with those exact cards that I had made saying things like ‘I love you and your class.”

Irvington administration is still unsure what to do with this information and similar complaints, but stated that they will be conducting a thorough investigation.

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When FLEX Becomes a Reflection of Teacher Popularity