On the first day of school, my son and I made a deal. In three days, one of his favorite authors — Jon Scieszka, editor of the “Guys Read” short story collections — was coming to Nashville for a reading and signing downtown. If my son showed me that he could keep track of his early school assignments and bring home everything he needed for each of those first few nights of homework, he could go.
From Mary Laura Philpott’s Homework and Consequences.
I’m sorry, but as a teacher this is NOT a consequence I’d recommend for missed homework. Makes me sick to my stomach that this poor kid — spoiler — didn’t get to see his favorite author.