It's the time of year for choosing classes for next year's high school schedule. Chongo has been avoiding any honors or AP classes, convinced he might have to work harder than he wants to get an A.
But I keep pressing the issue. There's one honors class that, rumor has it, is really the same as the regular class. The only difference is that students have to complete 20 hours of community service during the year.
Community service is a deal breaker for Chongo. If this is true, he's definitely not taking the honors class.
"Why?" asks the volunteer happy mom.
"Community service is actually a punishment courts give to people who have broken the law?" he answers. "Why would I want to do that?"
I'm dumbfounded about that one.... But I'm working on a response, and I assure you it won't include "it's a good thing to do" or "colleges care."