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  •  Strawman... (5+ / 0-)

    you keep arguing against imaginary people who want to "let it slide". The school isn't suspending her the school is expelling her beyond that she is being charged as an adult with a felony. No one, not one person is advocating that the student be allowed to walk away.

    This makes about as much sense as Mike Huckabee on mescaline. - Prodigal 2-6-2008

    by Tonedevil on Fri May 10, 2013 at 10:43:34 AM PDT

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    •  diary doesn't even say that. even lists (4+ / 0-)
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      consequences.

    •  Diarist recommends detention and a research paper (0+ / 0-)

      No way he is going to let it slide.

    •  Go read the comments... (1+ / 0-)
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      The diarist suggests nothing more than detention and extra homework.

      The comments have suggested:

      * Just tell her 'don't do that again'
      * Not even suspension
      * "Three days' suspension for...doing a science experiment that didn't hurt anyone?"
      * "a slap on the wrist....detention maybe"
      * "it is criminal to punish this young woman beyond your recommended detention and research paper"
      * "Maybe an hour cleaning glassware to make it up to the teacher, followed by an offer to supervise her next experiment."
      * "Writing a paper would be an eminently appropriate consequence for this action."

      I'd say that "oh, spend an hour washing glassware" or "just write a paper" or "not even suspension/detention" are pretty darned close to "just walk away."

      The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

      by wesmorgan1 on Fri May 10, 2013 at 12:05:04 PM PDT

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      •  You suggest detention, (0+ / 0-)

        I mean in-school suspension, what more do you want done to her?

        This makes about as much sense as Mike Huckabee on mescaline. - Prodigal 2-6-2008

        by Tonedevil on Fri May 10, 2013 at 12:13:23 PM PDT

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        •  Nothing! (0+ / 0-)

          I'd say that, from what we know of the matter, an in-school suspension would be completely appropriate.  (Yes, I signed the change.org petition...)

          I take exception when other disciplinary measures are discounted.  For instance, the diarist suggested that "no prom" was a life-changing event on a par with expulsion.   Such a penalty can be a good deterrent, as part of the graduated discipline we desperately need to see replace 'zero-tolerance' nonsense, and I don't think it productive to throw them all in the same bucket.

          I'll shut up now.

          The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

          by wesmorgan1 on Fri May 10, 2013 at 12:20:11 PM PDT

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      •  I suppose... (0+ / 0-)

        the inclusion of * Not even suspension proves my blanket statement that no one is arguing against some punishment to be incorrect. So there's that.

        This makes about as much sense as Mike Huckabee on mescaline. - Prodigal 2-6-2008

        by Tonedevil on Fri May 10, 2013 at 12:20:31 PM PDT

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