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  • WHOA! Students Who Skipped School To Riot Against Trump Just Got HORRIFIC News

    11/25/2016 8:01:58 AM PST · by Cheerio · 79 replies
    ETF News ^ | ETF News
    Anti-Trump millennial snowflakes who skipped class to go protest the outcome of the presidential election just got some really bad news. Patriots across America, we now have proof common sense is still alive on at least one college campus! Oberlin College in Ohio is not excusing students who skipped classes and exams to go protest against President-Elect Donald Trump. Failing grades due to missed work during the semester due to protesting, will not be suspended, Cleveland.com reports. Anti-Trump students at Oberlin College circulated a petition to urge the college to institute a “no-fail mercy period.” The petition reportedly garnered 1,300...
  • Pennsylvania mom of 7 dies in jail over unpaid school-related fines

    06/13/2014 8:39:25 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 154 replies
    EAG News ^ | 06/13/2014 | Ben Velderman
    PHILADELPHIA – A growing number of Americans are expressing outrage that a Pennsylvania mother of seven died in jail last weekend while serving a 48-hour sentence over unpaid, school truancy-related fines. DiNinoEileen DiNino, 55, was found dead last Saturday in her jail cell. Authorities don’t know the cause of death yet, they have ruled out suspicious behavior. DiNino was being penalized because several of her children routinely missed school. According to the Associated Press, “She had racked up $2,000 in fines, fees and court costs since 1999... The fines related to school truancy are quite small – perhaps $20 –...
  • Mich. lawmaker wants to yank driver’s licenses for truant teens

    12/27/2013 7:18:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 27, 2013 | Karl de Vries
    Thinking about cutting class in Michigan? Make sure you know someone with whom you can hitch a ride. A state representative wants to revoke driver’s licenses for chronically absent students as part of an initiative to cut down on truancy. State Rep. Andy Schor, D-Lansing, introduced two bills last week that would alert Michigan’s secretary of state—who oversees the issuance of licenses—whenever a student’s truancy gets so severe that his or her school refers the matter to court. The student’s license would be suspended or withheld for six months under the proposed law. …
  • Texas students to seek federal help to soften 'cruel' truancy policies

    06/12/2013 7:25:01 AM PDT · by Altariel · 16 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | June 11, 2013 | Stephanie Simon
    Reuters) - Several students from northeast Texas said they plan to file a federal complaint on Wednesday accusing their school districts of cruel and unusual punishment by prosecuting them in criminal court for missing school or being late for class. The civil rights complaint, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters, is directed at school districts in Dallas and three other communities. The districts funnel truancy cases to a special court system that prosecuted more than 36,000 cases and collected $2.9 million in fines last year from students convicted of multiple unexcused absences or tardy arrivals, according to the...
  • Texas honor student thrown in jail for missing school: 11th-grader working two jobs...

    05/28/2012 6:05:44 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 128 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 26, 2012
    A 17-year-old high school student working two jobs to support her siblings, while juggling college-level classes, spent 24 hours in jail this week for missing too much school, KHOU 11 News reported. Diane Tran, an 11th-grader at Willis High School in Willis, Texas said she was often too exhausted to get to school in time. Judge Lanny Moriarty said he warned the student last month not to miss any more classes or she would be violating truancy law, KHOU 11 News reported. When she missed school again, he had her thrown in jail. "If you let one run loose, what...
  • Wisconsin Students Planning School Walkout to Protest End of Collective Bargaining

    03/10/2011 1:10:29 PM PST · by EBH · 64 replies
    Thanks to a controversial legislative maneuver, Wisconsin's Republican Governor Scott Walker's plan to end collective bargaining for his public employees passed the state senate Wednesday night. Now, in a stunning show of solidarity with their teachers—who, as union members, now have no bargaining rights—Wisconsin's high school students are planning a grassroots school walkout, and they want to take their protest national. Wisconsin Students in Solidarity is asking for the nationwide walkout to happen this Friday, March 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. local time. Less than 12 hours after being formed, the Facebook event, Nationwide Student Walkout, has almost 2,000 "attendees"...
  • Confirmed!!! Teachers and Students from Madison West marching on Capitol

    03/10/2011 10:09:17 AM PST · by milwguy · 53 replies
    3/10/2011 | milwguy
    Just confirmed on WTMJ, TEACHERS and students from madison West matching on Capitol building. Students carrying signs, nice to know they still have art class. I hope someone in Madison is taking pictures of the teachers, because they need be be terminated. This is the second time they have a led a walkout and illegally removed students from class.
  • Athlete fighting truancy charge (Another Reason to Homeschool...)

    05/21/2009 6:53:44 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 15 replies · 1,299+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 05/20/2009 | Lindsay Kastner -
    In many ways, Jessamine “Sisy” Brown is a typical high school kid — a student athlete who looked forward to prom and keeps her grades up in the hope of snagging a college scholarship. But Brown, a world champion horseback rider, has found herself in a quandary. Her success as an athlete has caused her trouble at Steele High School, where her numerous absences for competitions have marked her a truant. On Thursday, Brown and her mother, Kimberly Howard, will appear in a Guadalupe County courtroom for a pretrial conference. “I was surprised,” Brown, 17, said about the charge. “I...
  • More Cities Target Teens With Daytime Curfews

    03/26/2009 10:50:14 AM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 5 replies · 500+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/26/09 | LESLIE EATON
    DALLAS -- This city is considering joining a rising number of others across the country that are imposing criminal penalties on kids who skip school to hang out at the mall or on local street corners. Such juvenile daytime curfews to combat truancy and crime are drawing protests from groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union and from the parents of homeschooled children who, along with some parents of public-school students, object on grounds that such laws in effect criminalize otherwise law-abiding kids who may have good reasons for not being in school. Daytime-curfew laws have long been popular...
  • Judge Pushes Teens From Truancy to Triumph

    12/23/2008 7:37:07 AM PST · by metmom · 22 replies · 829+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 22, 2008 | By PIERRE THOMAS, JACK DATE and THERESA COOK
    Every day hundreds of thousands of students fail to show up to school, often for no good reason. But in Midland, Texas, one judge has come up with some creative ways to make a difference -- so much so that cities across that state are following his lead. n Midland, about 3,500 students, or 10 percent of the student population, regularly skip school -- and truancy is often a step toward dropping out altogether. For those who habitually miss class, they'll see more than the principal -- they'll end up in front of Judge David Cobos. Cobos is known as...
  • Report Cites Chronic Absenteeism in City Schools

    10/20/2008 7:54:33 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies · 423+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 20, 2008 | Jennifer Medina
    More than 90,000 of New York City’s elementary school students — roughly 20 percent — missed at least a month of classes during the last school year, with attendance problems most acute in central Brooklyn, Harlem and the South Bronx, according to a report scheduled for release on Tuesday. “Chronic absenteeism in elementary schools is disproportionately a problem in poor and minority communities and it immediately puts students behind their middle-class peers,” concludes the report, by the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School. “The academic pressures build over time and build quickly.” The situation was worse...
  • California Student Stops Out-of-Control School Bus; Gets Detention for Skipping Class

    03/17/2008 5:40:30 AM PDT · by metmom · 42 replies · 1,158+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Sunday, March 16, 2008 | http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,338270,00.html
    SEASIDE, Calif. — A 15-year-old girl who stopped an out-of-control school bus she was riding on was handed a Saturday detention instead because she was skipping school. Marina High School student Amanda Rouse was on a bus with 40 elementary school students Wednesday morning when the driver fell out of her seat after a turn and hit her head. Rouse jumped up and applied the brakes, bringing the bus to a halt after striking two parked cars. No one was injured.
  • Protesters vs. Berkeley Cops

    03/15/2008 2:24:29 PM PDT · by USMC Brat · 29 replies · 872+ views
    East Bay Express ^ | March 14, 2008 | Anneli Rufus
    Antiwar protesters lambasted the Berkeley Police Department — accusing officers of knocking them down and stomping them, among other things — at last night's Berkeley Police Review Commission meeting to review a petition regarding police crowd control tactics allegedly used last month on said protesters outside the downtown U.S. Marine Corps recruitment office. Representatives from World Can't Wait, Code Pink, and Berkeley Copwatch talked and showed video clips of demonstrations. The BPD went unrepresented. Commissioner Victoria Urbi announced that she had sent the police chief an invitation on Monday, but that given the short notice he had declared himself unable...
  • JUDGE: TRUANT KIDS' PARENTS FACE JAIL

    09/09/2007 10:23:28 AM PDT · by looois · 18 replies · 571+ views
    Florida Today ^ | 9 Sep 2007 | Unknown
    Judge: Truant kids’ parents face jail ASSOCIATED PRESS PENSACOLA — Parents of kids who habitually skip school could find themselves locked up under an aggressive plan to curb truancy in this Florida Panhandle community. Parents who ignore several warnings and offers of help will have to explain to a judge why they shouldn’t face jail time for misdemeanor charges. Escambia County school officials worked with Circuit Judge Ross Goodman to toughen the consequences. “If the parent is not sending the child to school, then I can send the parent to jail,” Goodman said. School officials said 177 of the district’s...
  • Mom found guilty of permitting truancy

    05/26/2006 8:07:11 AM PDT · by NuclearDruid · 48 replies · 1,050+ views
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | May 26, 2006 | AP
    A Marion woman convicted of allowing her 15-year-old son to remain truant for nearly an entire school year says she was home-schooling the child.
  • Schools brace for walkouts [Protest Marches]

    04/08/2006 6:02:41 AM PDT · by Borax Queen · 60 replies · 1,105+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | 04.08.2006 | Daniel Scarpinato
    Plans made for teacher absences during big immigration protests - An entire school will relocate for a day and classes at other campuses may be combined Monday to cope with teachers calling in sick, school officials said Friday as they prepared for large-scale protests against immigration reform. And as the immigration debate showed no signs of leaving their doorstep, officials in the city's largest school district addressed concerns about a speech given Monday at Tucson High Magnet School in which a speaker said, "Republicans hate Latinos." Tucson Unified School District officials are taking their hardest stance against the walkouts to...
  • Students Still Protesting Immigration Crackdown

    03/27/2006 12:16:56 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 130 replies · 2,029+ views
    kcal9/cbs2 ^ | March 27, 2006 | Staff
    AP) LOS ANGELES The marches against proposed immigration legislation are spreading in Los Angeles. Some 1,500 L.A. students who have walked out of class are gathered outside Los Angeles City Hall. L.A. school district officials said some 1,000 students from Los Angeles High School on the 4600 block of Olympic Avenue have walked out and are reportedly heading toward Hollywood High School on the 1500 block of North Highland Avenue. Hundreds of students have already left Huntington Park High School, some scaling fences that school officials locked to avoid a walkout. L.A. school district spokeswoman Monica Carazo said students have...
  • Fifteen Windsor H.S. students won't attend school on Veterans Day (Connecticut)

    11/11/2005 6:53:23 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 34 replies · 1,149+ views
    WFSB-TV, Hartford, Conn. ^ | November 11, 2005 | AP
    WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) -- Windsor High School planned classes today, but senior Dan Marsella didn't plan to be there. "I think it's rude and disrespectful," said Marsella, 17, who is planning to enter the service and hopes to attend the U.S. Naval Academy or the Coast Guard Academy. Instead, Marsella and 15 other students planned to boycott school to attend a memorial program at a local VFW. The high school was delayed at least two hours Friday due to a power outage. "It's a very important day for those who served our country and protected us," he said. Most of...
  • Skipping school can mean a day in court or washing school buses, fines or parenting classes

    07/05/2005 12:51:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies · 1,822+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 5, 2005 | BILL MURPHY
    Bill and Rebecca Hardin sat in a Cypresswood court recently, waiting to find out whether they would be fined as much as $500 each because their son was allegedly truant from school. On the same day, a 17-year-old Spring High student was hauled off to the county jail for at least a day for failing to honor a contractual promise to attend school. And some students who played hooky during the school year are spending days of summer vacation washing school buses under court order. The youths and their parents have been landing before judges as part of an anti-truancy...
  • Home-school coordinator fired

    04/10/2005 12:07:37 PM PDT · by w6ai5q37b · 87 replies · 1,757+ views
    South Bend Tribune & AP ^ | April 10, 2005
    Officials believe 26-year-old woman had sex with student. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- School officials fired a home-school coordinator after an investigation found she allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old student, authorities said. The 26-year-old was under contract with the Wayne Township school district as a non-teaching staff member, officials said. She served as a type of social worker, coordinating activities between the school and parents or other adults who are responsible for teaching students off-campus. Her job included working closely with students who skip school, cause trouble, struggle with class work or otherwise have problems. She was not a licensed teacher....