Student can't graduste because he helped sick mom

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Student can't graduste because he helped sick mom
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Tue, 04-17-2012 - 10:11am
Student can’t graduate because he helped sick mom

Here's your heartless bureaucrat story of the day. Cleveland area high-schooler Austin Fisher has missed 16 days of class this year to take care of his cancer-stricken mother, and now the Carrollton High student can't walk with his peers at graduation. Austin, who surpassed the school district's 14-day limit for unexcused absences by taking his mom, Teresa, to her cancer treatments, told Cleveland FOX affiliate WJW that he "wouldn't change" anything he's done. His classmates have started an online petition to fight for him that has racked up more than 7,600 signatures to date. Let's see how those numbers add up for the bean-counters in the Draconian district's front office.

http://m.now.msn.com/living/0416-ohio-hs-grad-ban?ocid=vt_fbmsn

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Yay! That was sooo stupid. Why did the school let it get that far?? It should never have made the news at all!

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 03-18-2000
Good.

 


Photobucket&nbs

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Registered: 11-13-2011

I almost did not graduate from high school, because of a serious illness I had my senior year. Now, that would not have been fair, but we have to learn that life isn't always fair.

I've also noticed that lately, anytime something "unfair" happens with a student in school, it makes the news. Why? It should be resolved privately, it does not need national attention. We have more important things going on in the world.