What are your opinions on this......

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Registered: 08-25-2000
What are your opinions on this......
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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 7:53pm
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Registered: 06-06-2002
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 7:37am

I didn't read it all in detail.

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Registered: 12-12-2007
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 12:35pm
This happens all of the time in our district. Even though we allow children to change to a different school once in their HS career. As long as there is room, they can chnage schools. But only once. If they are an athlete, they would not be able to play a sport unless they started at that school at the beginning of the year. This school districts reaction seems totally over the top!!!! So penalize them watch them, but putting them in jail and charging an old man is craziness. Talk about a waste of money!!!! I'm sure the court expenses on the county are more than the cost of the education. Young is young, but even the Bible says "an eye for an eye". I think this principle has been forgotten.
KRISTIE
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Registered: 08-30-2002
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 1:21pm

I'm struggling with this one, beacuse I use someone elses address, so my dd can attend the school she does.



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Registered: 12-12-2007
Wed, 02-02-2011 - 6:57pm
I don't blame you for your choice at all!! I used to teach HS at a private school and some of the parents choose us because their assigned school wasn't very good. It's a shame that our tax dollars pay for bad schools!
KRISTIE
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Registered: 08-25-2000
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 7:14am

WElcome to the group hotlips!!

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Registered: 08-25-2000
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 7:22am

I think that what we have to work on is underperforming schools and the reasons for them.

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Registered: 08-30-2002
Thu, 02-03-2011 - 2:06pm

This is why I have mixed emotions on the whole thing. I too believe that honesty is the best policy. I did try that tact. My daughter is also on her second year of being on a waiting list, for two different charters schools, and I'm filling out the paperwork for the third year, so she can keep her place on that list. I had never actually planned to have children, so, no, considering the schools, wasn't on my radar, when I bought, 16 years ago. Selling and moving, isn't really an option right now either, because , we also house business equipment on our property.

There is also a little bit of blindly following authority that I have to question in this situation. Should I teach my child that one should blindly follow authority, even when authority isn't representing her best interest, simply because it's authority? Of course, I want her to be law abidng and do the right thing, but sometimes, the right thing is questionable. It's the whole "Well behaved women seldom make history." If we all just blindly followed authority, the integration of schools would have never happened, Title lV would have never happened. Maybe, if enough people bail on these bad schools, like rats from sinking ships, that will bring change.

You know, in spite of me requesting the interdistrict transfer, meeting with the school superintendant, and being told "No. No. No." NOBODY has made an effort in two years, from our district, to find out where my child IS. They wouldn't give me permission to send her to another district, but show no concern that she never showed up for school in theirs. Go figure.