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Bill calls for revoking parentsí driverís license for school absences
News and Sentinel ^ | January 9, 2011 | CARRA HIGGINS

Posted on 01/13/2011 6:04:41 AM PST by Immerito

SOUTH CHARLESTON - Pay increases for educators, adding five or 10 minutes to a school day and a bill that one West Virginia senator thinks would encourage families to understand the importance of education are among the suggestions leaders in their fields believe could lead education reform in the state.

State Sen. Erik Wells, D-7th District, plans to introduce a bill during the upcoming legislative session, which begins Wednesday, that would revoke the driver's licenses of parents whose children miss too many days of school.

Although Wells said he won't bet it will be one of the approximately 200 bills of 2,000 that will become law this session, he does hope it will increase awareness about the importance of education and hold parents accountable for the actions of their children.

On Friday, Wells told West Virginia reporters the bill will call for revoking the driver's licenses of individuals whose children are inexcusably absent for 10 or more days of the school year. Before revoking the license, the bill would stipulate that a parent would receive a warning when the child has been absent five times, he added.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: driverslicense; erikwells; publicschools; school; southcharleston; wells; westvirginia; wv

1 posted on 01/13/2011 6:04:43 AM PST by Immerito
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To: Immerito

Reason #432 to home school.


2 posted on 01/13/2011 6:08:25 AM PST by TheWriterTX (Buy Ammo Often)
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To: Immerito
Pay increases for educators, adding five or 10 minutes to a school day and a bill that one West Virginia senator thinks would encourage families to understand the importance of education

State Sen. Erik Wells, D-7th District, plans to introduce a bill during the upcoming legislative session, which begins Wednesday, that would revoke the driver's licenses of parents whose children miss too many days of school.

Nope. What this says is "We own your children, not you!".

3 posted on 01/13/2011 6:09:22 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Immerito
Great, parents lose license, can't get to work, lose job, then whole family on welfare.
4 posted on 01/13/2011 6:11:05 AM PST by Ciexyz
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To: Immerito

Once again the state insists on wasting money and resources on children who do not value their education. Of course this comes at the expense of the families with children who do value it.


5 posted on 01/13/2011 6:13:48 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Ciexyz

Exactly. Instead of working with the students, working with the parents, working with the school system, working with the community.........they punish the parents. Not only do they not teach the children the basics, teach them only what they want them to learn, they now want to control the parents through the children.


6 posted on 01/13/2011 6:14:11 AM PST by RC2
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To: Immerito

Nothing like going after your own constituency with brain dead reasoning. Birds of a feather I guess.


7 posted on 01/13/2011 6:14:22 AM PST by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

This is about money. Schools get paid for attendance and this will help to keep the cash flowing their way.


8 posted on 01/13/2011 6:39:45 AM PST by glorgau
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To: glorgau
This is about money.

Only partially. It's about parents having control over their children and not government.

9 posted on 01/13/2011 6:43:36 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Immerito

One of my family’s old, oft-repeated sayings:

Damn kids. Ain’t worth the work. Oughta knock ‘em in the head and raise hogs instead.


10 posted on 01/13/2011 6:46:46 AM PST by flowerplough (Thomas Sowell: Those who look only at Obama's deeds tend to become Obama's critics.)
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To: Immerito

Gotta make sure they get that federal money.


11 posted on 01/13/2011 6:52:26 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: DJ MacWoW

Some parents understand the importance of education so well that they home school or send their kids to private schools rather than government schools.


12 posted on 01/13/2011 7:25:35 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman

Those parents understand who the children actually belong to.


13 posted on 01/13/2011 7:26:51 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Immerito

Want kids to show

You miss a day of school, NO SSI check for the month

You miss 3 days of school, baby mama loses 1/3 of the welfare check

No school, no gov check.

That would garner some attention.


14 posted on 01/13/2011 8:04:23 AM PST by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: Immerito
State Sen. Erik Wells, D-7th District, plans to introduce a bill during the upcoming legislative session, which begins Wednesday, that would revoke the driver's licenses of parents whose children miss too many days of school.

Why does EVERY fascist idea come from Democrats?

15 posted on 01/13/2011 8:06:30 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, than Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: Ciexyz

I think that’s brilliant from a Leftist point of view. Two more Democrat votes, post haste...

And if the little truant is 18, wow, a three-fer...


16 posted on 01/13/2011 8:51:45 AM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: Lazamataz

Because the democrats are fascists.


17 posted on 01/13/2011 8:56:16 AM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: Immerito

Deadbeat dads, now parents of truants... who’s next?


18 posted on 01/13/2011 10:04:33 AM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: Ciexyz
Great, parents lose license, can't get to work, lose job, then whole family on welfare.

Absolutely.

Meanwhile, some kids need to be chained to a school desk to make them stay in school and not skip classes.

But with the "empowered" school systems these days doting on self-esteem-feel-good-ism, the students are allowed to free range with no oversight from faculty.

19 posted on 01/13/2011 10:08:53 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best!)
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To: Immerito

More evidence that “educators” and their friends in the political class (1) think of students as property of the state and (2) demand that even day-to-day choices of parents not diminish the school attendance numbers that are used to calculate state and federal government aid to schools.


20 posted on 01/13/2011 11:57:20 AM PST by Wuli
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Yeah, but then the politicians would lose some VOTES, and we can’t have THAT, now can we? </sarc>


21 posted on 01/13/2011 8:03:16 PM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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