Skip to comments.If Halifax NC Students Skip School, Parents Could Face Jail
Posted on 11/17/2011 6:48:42 AM PST by wintertime
Chief District Court Judge Brenda Branch has ruled that Halifax County (NC) parents are going to be held accountable for their childrens school attendance and that could mean jail if they are not deemed to have made an effort to promote school attendance, writes the Daily Herald.
The proposal is a collaborative effort between the Halifax County court system, three public school systems and county agencies that are looking to address truancy issues for students in the district.
It was announced this week at the Halifax County Community Child Protection Team meeting. Branch, along with District Attorney Melissa Pelfrey delivered the message as many heavy hitters in the Halifax County law and public education fields rallied behind the proposal.
There was much confusion around whos responsibility it was to handle truancy that some children were missing from 40 to 80 days from school without suffering any consequences, said Arnethia Nicholson, chair of the team and Halifax County Department of Social Services employee.
The combined efforts of the school systems, Halifax County court system, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Social Services and The Community Child Protection Team resulted in the Tri-District Truancy Procedure, which could ultimately land a parent in front of a judge.
Behind every government K-12 school principal and teacher stand armed police, courts, and threats of prison, to force the use of the socialist single-payer schooling service and to force its funding.
I've been hammered by some here on Free Republic for using the words "all" and "every". So?....If anyone knows of a government owned and run K-12 socialist school district where the above paragraph does not apply, please send a link. Hey! It is possible that I am wrong.
Every day they skip is federal $$$$$s that don’t go into the pockets of the teachers unions.
Halifax County Community Child Protection Team”
Awesome...we need one of these in every county in the world! WHY AREN’T WE PROTECTING THE CHILDREN??!
They better not TOUCH Halifax County homeschoolers. In North Carolina, we have a separate department for non-public education. The educrat gestapo has NO authority over them.
Ok...So?... The threat of armed police action, courts, and prison is enough to get these kids into their socialist K-12 indoctrination camp. Where is the evidence that they learn anything once there? Seriously,... this is a serious and real question. Where are the studies?
We spend, on average, more than $11,000 per year in operating costs per child ( the true cost is likely twice that) , and do we know if they learn anything when in these prison-like buildings? Where are the studies that separate out what is learned outside of the school as compared to what is learned inside the school? Gee! our “professional” educators should be able to immediately provide links to these studies. They're “professionals”, as they are constantly reminding us.
How much is due to afterschooling by parents, friends, and paid tutors? How much is to do the child himself simply opening his textbooks in the evening and reading them, viewing educational programs, visiting museums, and his own eclectic reading?
I started to think about this when visiting a relative a few years ago. They live in one of the highest performing districts in the nation. His daughter told me that her parents had sent her to a full summer of algebra tutoring **before** she took the class! Huh? So?...Who is high performing here? Is it the school, or the parents and the children themselves?
At least the schools are placing the blame for the kid's absence directly on the ones that are responsible...the parents. A first for sure. Too bad this wasn't done 20 years ago.
I mean, ask yourself...would you rather have the kid out doing drugs, breaking into houses, impregnating their girlfriends or watching Jerry Springer...or sitting in school?
Just abolish government schools and be done with it
“would you rather have the kid out doing drugs, breaking into houses, impregnating their girlfriends or watching Jerry Springer”
Leave out the breaking into houses part and you have described alot of schools. Replace Jerry Springer with some filthy movie that their “Language Arts” teacher shows them.
Public schools are a scourge on the American landscape.
I’ll go back to the main point of the article.
The parents are being held responsible for the children’s actions. Does this change what is happening in schools? No. But, it is the right first step. Changes to the schools could follow...depending on who gets elected. And, that’s up to us.
Face it...if the kid’s are not in school, there is NO opportunity to teach them anything.
So I ask the question again: Do you want the kids in school, or on the street?
What makes you think that attending school puts an end to these behaviors?
Why not ask that of the parents whose children are **forced** by the government to sit next to these children, and **forced** to assemble with these kids on a daily basis?
By the way, were you aware that “free assembly”” is a First Amendment human right? Being **forced** to assemble with these reprobates violates a fundamental human right.
If you are a “professional” educator where are the studies that prove that attendance in school reduces in any way “ doing drugs, breaking into houses, impregnating their girlfriends or watching Jerry Springer-like programs”? Links please.
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Why not ask that of the parents whose children are **forced** by the government to sit next to these children, and **forced** to assemble with these kids on a daily basis
I don't have to ask...we are "those" parents. Our kids attended public schools...and did well both academically or extra-curricular-wise. Our oldest graduated summa cum laude from a well known state college, now attends law school. Oh, and she just married a kid she met in the same high school...who graduated West Point last year, has completed Airborne and Ranger school. Our youngest is doing well at the same state college, will graduate next year in the medical field.
Public schools were not easy for them...there were rough times, but they survived. They're tough and they learned a lot about doing well in the "real" world.
By the way, were you aware that free assembly is a First Amendment human right? Being **forced** to assemble with these reprobates violates a fundamental human right.
As for your First Amendment interpretation...sounds like you need to hire an attorney to walk you thru that one...because that's too far out in left field to even discuss.
Well, compulsory attendance laws are unconstitutional so I am going to go with streets. And make parents and the kids responsible for what happens there.
There are anecdotes of awful outcomes to counter any good ones.
If I'm reading your moniker correctly...christianhomeschoolmommaof3...you chose to grab your kids, and you ran and hid in your own home.
Why? It would be a waste of time on you.
I like your line of reasoning.
You seem to have borrowed it from homosexuals. Eg, if you don’t like us you must be afraid of us and how great we are.
Why are you sitting in your house/office hiding from the ghetto right now? Shouldn’t you be down there showing everyone how brave you are?