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Dad can't serve detention for tardy kid, but is welcome to join her
upi ^ | Feb. 13, 2014

Posted on 02/14/2014 6:58:52 AM PST by JoeProBono

PLAINFIELD, Ill., School officials in Illinois turned down a father's request that he be punished in place of his daughter, but said it's OK if he serves detention with her.

The girl -- a third-grader at Meadow View Elementary School in Plainfield -- was ordered to detention for tardiness but the dad, whose name was not reported, volunteered to serve on her behalf, saying it was not her fault she was late, WLS-TV, Chicago, reported Thursday.

"Dad brings his child to school every day. The principal said the child will still serve the detention. That's their normal procedure and the rules are the rules," Plainfield School District 202 spokesman Tom Hernandez said. "But that dad is welcome to sit with his child for that 30 minutes."

The student, age 8, was scheduled to serve her time Friday.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Society
KEYWORDS: arth; detention


1 posted on 02/14/2014 6:58:52 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

This article provides zero information.

Is Dad getting her there late every day?

Was it just one time.?


2 posted on 02/14/2014 7:08:21 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: ifinnegan

“Dad brings his child to school every day”


3 posted on 02/14/2014 7:09:57 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Yeah. But are they late everyday?

Or just one day were they late?

No info.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 7:12:39 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: JoeProBono
Government school is child abuse.

Dad should put her in a good private school.

5 posted on 02/14/2014 7:15:42 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: ifinnegan

What difference does it make whether they are late? Unless you believe the school system has final say over parental actions. Do you think the school can tell a parent when they must bring their child to school?


6 posted on 02/14/2014 7:20:27 AM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: JoeProBono
I DONT FEEL TARDY??


7 posted on 02/14/2014 7:22:09 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Navy Patriot

There are tardy rules in private schools as well. Hubby offered to do detention for our daughter because she had too many “unexcused” tardies. The unexcused part disappeared after his offer. But daughter was being marked as late while our perpetually slow son was being given a pass by his first period teacher. The reason they were/are late is always son’s fault. He finds a way to cause them to leave later than hubby would like every single day. If traffic is good, there isn’t a problem. But most of the time, traffic is an issue.


8 posted on 02/14/2014 7:23:36 AM PST by petitfour
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To: raybbr

What difference does it make?


9 posted on 02/14/2014 7:30:04 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: petitfour
There are tardy rules in private schools as well.

Which are subject to negotiation, and responsive to compensation.

The unexcused part disappeared after his offer.

See, I told ya so.

The point is, third graders have no power to force adults to perform their duties to them and should not be punished in any way for not having that power.

10 posted on 02/14/2014 7:54:47 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

Many of us dads would.. just as soon as we get a refund from the current school we are forced to pay for. Considering what a pita I have been with them you’d think they would have cut a check already.. I think I heard a head explode when I threatened to run for school board. (and I am seriously thinking about it)


11 posted on 02/14/2014 8:02:43 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: cableguymn
I normally don't recommend private schools only homeschool, however, this dad is not capable if he can't get his eight year old to school on time.

Above all, do not allow government school Communist indoctrination access to your children.

12 posted on 02/14/2014 8:11:48 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: petitfour
The reason they were/are late is always son’s fault. He finds a way to cause them to leave later than hubby would like every single day.

Then he goes at the time you are supposed to. Pick him up and carry him out to the car if you have to.

There's a reason God made parents bigger than their children.

He's ready the night before so all he has to do in the morning is eat, dress, and pick up his backpack. If he forgets something, too bad.

A five or six year old should not be able to manipulate an entire family.

13 posted on 02/14/2014 8:55:27 AM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Navy Patriot

“Above all, do not allow government school Communist indoctrination access to your children.”

Yep. Homeschool, private school, charter school, Catholic school...whatever it takes. Heck, I bet even the schools in Moscow would measure up.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 9:01:12 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: Navy Patriot
Above all, do not allow government school Communist indoctrination access to your children.

hear, hear!!!

15 posted on 02/14/2014 9:05:20 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Navy Patriot

My brother is a high school teacher (who home schools his own kids) He teaches engineering technical classes. He had a scheduled field trip cancelled at the last minute because he did not fill out a form that nobody knew he needed to complete. The Principal is a total lunatic who is unemployable in any context.

They tried to build a case to fire my brother last year based on incompetence. I met some of his students last year. All I said was “I’m Mr. Cyclotic’s brother.” and the students all began to say with great enthusiasm what a great teacher he is and how they go out of their way to take his classes.

I agree, get your kids out of the public school asylum.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 9:05:42 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: JoeProBono; metmom

Dad needs to homeschool


17 posted on 02/14/2014 9:15:16 AM PST by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: petitfour

So this story is about your family? Am I reading your comments correctly?


18 posted on 02/14/2014 10:16:25 AM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Morgana; 2Jedismom; 6amgelsmama; AAABEST; aberaussie; AccountantMom; Aggie Mama; agrace; ...

ANOTHER REASON TO HOMESCHOOL

This ping list is for the “other” articles of interest to homeschoolers about education and public school. This can occasionally be a fairly high volume list. Articles pinged to the Another Reason to Homeschool List will be given the keyword of ARTH. (If I remember. If I forget, please feel free to add it yourself)

The main Homeschool Ping List handles the homeschool-specific articles. I hold both the Homeschool Ping List and the Another Reason to Homeschool Ping list. Please freepmail me to let me know if you would like to be added to or removed from either list, or both.

19 posted on 02/14/2014 10:39:16 AM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: raybbr
Do you think the school can tell a parent when they must bring their child to school?

Is that a serious question, or are you just being silly?

20 posted on 02/14/2014 10:46:53 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

It was a serious question to the person I posted it to.


21 posted on 02/14/2014 10:48:23 AM PST by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: raybbr

Understood. Thanks for the prompt reply....


22 posted on 02/14/2014 10:51:19 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Navy Patriot

I am the bread winner and the wife has some rather severe learning disabilities.. Home school is not an option for us. we did try it though.


23 posted on 02/14/2014 11:54:06 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Robert DeLong

Nope. You are not reading correctly.


24 posted on 02/14/2014 12:21:14 PM PST by petitfour
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To: metmom

Son is a senior. He weighs about 205 lbs. Hubby could carry him.

Our five year old is a pain as well, but he doesn’t make anyone late. He is the most bullheaded child I know. Ugh. He is a work in progress. :)


25 posted on 02/14/2014 12:27:02 PM PST by petitfour
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To: petitfour

I raised three of them.

Strong willed runs down both sides of the family.


26 posted on 02/14/2014 12:47:28 PM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: petitfour

okay, that’s good to hear.


27 posted on 02/14/2014 1:42:45 PM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: JoeProBono

My first year of high school my mom used to “punish” me if I got detention by making me walk home which was close to 5 miles.

That was my introduction to hitch hiking.


28 posted on 02/14/2014 2:17:57 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: petitfour
Our five year old is a pain as well, but he doesn’t make anyone late. He is the most bullheaded child I know.

Tell him that you'll take him to the marine recruiter's office for his birthday in twelve years* — it worked for my brother.
(* it can't be an empty threat.)

29 posted on 02/14/2014 5:41:23 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: cableguymn
Home school is not an option for us.

That is, indeed, unfortunate, and why a voucher law would benefit those in your situation.

Teacher's unions, (not so much the teachers in them) and the leftist Big Education (taxpayer funded) establishment, is the primary cause of degeneration in education in the United States.

It is a union dues money laundering scheme to fund leftist Democrat political campaigns, and has no interest in children's education, only indoctrination for control.

The teacher unions must be exposed, made legally accountable, and voucher programs implemented to force standards by competition to make this about kids rather than money for the left.

Good luck and God Bless you all.

30 posted on 02/15/2014 5:41:37 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: cyclotic
The Principal is a total lunatic who is unemployable in any context.

As would be the teacher's union bosses and executives that hold so many perfectly proficient teachers captive for their forced dues.

Often, school boards are partially or severely compromised, as well.

Your brother should not be surprised, public schools are a Fascist enterprise, and a typical knee jerk response is to kill the messenger.

I wish your brother well.

31 posted on 02/15/2014 5:59:50 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: MichaelCorleone
Homeschool, private school, charter school, Catholic school...

All good, all work WITH parents, and all raise standards.

32 posted on 02/15/2014 6:10:17 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

He knows all too well and is considering a career change


33 posted on 02/15/2014 9:46:00 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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