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ret5hd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-01-06 04:48 PM
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3. Maybe a good raise in the minimum wage will help...
so those SINGLE MOTHERS don't have to --WORK 2 JOBS!!!-- to keep their sons and daughters FED so then maybe they can spend a little time with them helping with homework, playing ball, all the things that caring parents do with their kids when they have time to do something other than COOK, CLEAN, and SLEEP!
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  -Parents get mass truancy warning proud2Blib  Dec-01-06 04:36 PM   #0 
  - I don't mean to sound hard core here  bluestateguy   Dec-01-06 04:40 PM   #1 
  - Maybe a good raise in the minimum wage will help...  ret5hd   Dec-01-06 04:48 PM   #3 
  - yes when the city has to threaten to prosecute you  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 04:55 PM   #7 
  - oy. Dad let him stay home.  MrCoffee   Dec-01-06 04:59 PM   #10 
  - My mother in law had the best saying  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 05:01 PM   #13 
  - Is there more to the story?  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-01-06 06:19 PM   #44 
     - Not with this particular kid  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 07:22 PM   #49 
  - That is Rediculous and Offensive.  ThomCat   Dec-01-06 05:08 PM   #19 
  - Yeah, those men that promise to support their kids and just leave  valerief   Dec-01-06 06:36 PM   #45 
  - You know what dude?  Ariana Celeste   Dec-01-06 07:44 PM   #62 
     - No, that's not what I said  bluestateguy   Dec-01-06 07:48 PM   #63 
  - This is a tough one. How can a single parent stop working to stay with her kids  in_cog_ni_to   Dec-01-06 04:47 PM   #2 
  - I know plenty of single parents  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 04:58 PM   #8 
  - I know, so do I, but what do you do about the kids who won't stay in school?  in_cog_ni_to   Dec-01-06 05:29 PM   #31 
  - Yeah no kiddin  Codeblue   Dec-01-06 06:41 PM   #46 
  - My principal is known to do just that  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 07:13 PM   #48 
     - No kiddin  Codeblue   Dec-01-06 07:40 PM   #61 
        - And the parent will pressure the kid to behave  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 07:55 PM   #64 
  - Well there are professionals called counselors and psychologists  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 07:11 PM   #47 
  - Me too.  OnionPatch   Dec-01-06 05:32 PM   #34 
  - The majority of truant students come from two parent homes.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-01-06 05:20 PM   #26 
  - Are they even bothering to punish the students?  cynatnite   Dec-01-06 04:52 PM   #4 
  - they're not tardy, they're absent.  MrCoffee   Dec-01-06 04:54 PM   #6 
  - Parents can only do so much, though...  cynatnite   Dec-01-06 05:06 PM   #17 
  - Making a lot of assumptions  OzarkDem   Dec-01-06 07:30 PM   #55 
     - If the parent isn't willing to do whatever it takes, then who will be?  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 07:58 PM   #66 
        - My oldest daughter wouldn't stay in school no matter what we did...  cynatnite   Dec-01-06 09:03 PM   #85 
           - Counseling can work wonders  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 09:07 PM   #86 
              - We did the counseling, too...  cynatnite   Dec-01-06 09:20 PM   #89 
                 - I wish her well  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 09:31 PM   #92 
                    - LOL  cynatnite   Dec-01-06 09:34 PM   #93 
  - How can they punish them if they are not there?  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 04:58 PM   #9 
     - I misunderstood the OP  cynatnite   Dec-01-06 05:07 PM   #18 
  - So why don't the students want to come to class?  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-01-06 04:53 PM   #5 
  - Because skipping school and hanging on the street is more fun  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 04:59 PM   #11 
     - Occasionally it is.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-01-06 05:00 PM   #12 
        - Got any better ideas?  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 05:03 PM   #14 
        - Sure. I've got better ideas.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-01-06 05:06 PM   #16 
           - Wow.  ThomCat   Dec-01-06 05:11 PM   #20 
           - Schools can't choose to drop NCLB  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 05:15 PM   #21 
           - Well, then.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-01-06 05:16 PM   #22 
              - How do you suggest we make them come?  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 05:20 PM   #25 
              - Actually...  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-01-06 05:20 PM   #27 
                 - Sure.  Megahurtz   Dec-01-06 05:46 PM   #37 
                    - This is part of my point.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-01-06 05:49 PM   #38 
                       - These kids are chronically truant.  MrCoffee   Dec-01-06 05:53 PM   #39 
                       - This is the 2006-2007 year  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 07:27 PM   #52 
                       - And just as you said  Megahurtz   Dec-01-06 05:57 PM   #41 
                          - do you really think it's the individual school's choice to cut those programs?  MrCoffee   Dec-01-06 06:00 PM   #42 
                          - Maybe not,  Megahurtz   Dec-01-06 06:07 PM   #43 
                          - When I was in school we had all those things.  igil   Dec-01-06 08:43 PM   #80 
                             - I don't think we can ever know for sure why they are truant  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 09:22 PM   #91 
                                - I agree. We can't.  igil   Dec-02-06 06:33 PM   #95 
              - so they should leave class to drive around and round up the truant ones?  MrCoffee   Dec-01-06 05:21 PM   #28 
                 - It's not like they've got anything better to do.  Bornaginhooligan   Dec-01-06 05:21 PM   #29 
                    - You just lost me  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 07:32 PM   #56 
           - I Agree Totally!  Megahurtz   Dec-01-06 05:30 PM   #33 
           - Spot on.  in_cog_ni_to   Dec-01-06 07:28 PM   #53 
           - Oh, amen to that!  Castilleja   Dec-01-06 08:24 PM   #70 
           - Good ideas you've got there, funny, they're the same ones that the overwhelming majority  MadHound   Dec-01-06 08:32 PM   #73 
              - Right on!  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 08:43 PM   #79 
                 - I've always thought it was ridiculous to put the monetary issues,  MadHound   Dec-01-06 08:57 PM   #84 
                    - We are expected to solve social problems  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 09:17 PM   #88 
        - it might wake the parent up.  MrCoffee   Dec-01-06 05:04 PM   #15 
           - That is the school district's fault  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 05:18 PM   #23 
              - that was the one complaint in the article i could empathize with...  MrCoffee   Dec-01-06 05:20 PM   #24 
  - I think it's Bullshit to prosecute parents for this.  Megahurtz   Dec-01-06 05:28 PM   #30 
  - so they're gonna show up for IS all of a sudden?  MrCoffee   Dec-01-06 05:30 PM   #32 
  - Well, if they don't show up for that  Megahurtz   Dec-01-06 05:39 PM   #35 
     - i think that you and the school board agree...  MrCoffee   Dec-01-06 05:44 PM   #36 
     - First you say it's bullshit to prosecute the parents  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 07:30 PM   #54 
  - I agree  OzarkDem   Dec-01-06 07:26 PM   #51 
  - Got any suggestions for fixing it?  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 07:35 PM   #57 
  - the mother and the father should be looking out for these children  bleedingheart   Dec-01-06 08:35 PM   #75 
  - What a feeling that must be  NoMoreMyths   Dec-01-06 05:56 PM   #40 
  - Something tells me that you and I  Mythsaje   Dec-01-06 07:38 PM   #59 
  - Schools are becoming dysfunctional  OzarkDem   Dec-01-06 07:24 PM   #50 
  - I don't take any of my frustrations out on your kid or any other kid  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 07:40 PM   #60 
  - well my kids go to a great public school and the teachers are great  bleedingheart   Dec-01-06 08:37 PM   #77 
  - My stepson  Mythsaje   Dec-01-06 07:37 PM   #58 
  - And when he grows up and has a job he hates, will he be able to just  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 08:01 PM   #67 
     - Shows what you know  Mythsaje   Dec-01-06 08:17 PM   #69 
        - he sounds more like the exception than the norm...  bleedingheart   Dec-01-06 08:30 PM   #71 
        - I know what you mean...  Mythsaje   Dec-01-06 08:47 PM   #81 
           - the key person is the parent or guardian, in your son's case  bleedingheart   Dec-01-06 08:55 PM   #82 
        - I know plenty  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 08:31 PM   #72 
           - Strict teachers are only popular  Mythsaje   Dec-01-06 08:55 PM   #83 
              - Most kids are conformists  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 09:09 PM   #87 
                 - Yeah, most kids ARE conformists...  Mythsaje   Dec-01-06 09:20 PM   #90 
  - Let me tell you about bad parenting...  bleedingheart   Dec-01-06 07:58 PM   #65 
  - How sad  proud2Blib   Dec-01-06 08:15 PM   #68 
     - to be honest I think the family should have intervened earlier  bleedingheart   Dec-01-06 08:32 PM   #74 
  - A lot of this is because of that shit law NCLB  greenbriar   Dec-01-06 08:36 PM   #76 
  - and NCLB was initiated because a lot of voters voted for politicians  bleedingheart   Dec-01-06 08:40 PM   #78 
  - I think the mass meeting was in poor taste  GloriaSmith   Dec-01-06 09:38 PM   #94 
 

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