In the always-fun “are you SERIOUS?!” news of the day, schools in Norway have decided to reschedule midterms so students can attend a Justin Bieber concert.
I’m just gonna sit here and let that sink in for a minute.
…Good? Is anyone else blown away that they actually approved this happening? Norway’s education minister Kristin Halvorsen explains:
“I am concerned that students should be concentrating when they take tests and midterms. The local schools have the responsibility to schedule the local midterms, and if they think there is any reason to change the dates, they have authority to do so… We’ve all been 14-years-old and know that interests can be intense.”
Okay, I get what she’s trying to say, but I also think that maybe students should also be learning that concerts come after education. What do you all think? Is Norway out of line, or just looking out for the children?