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  •  I saw the article (5+ / 0-)

    elsewhere and questioned it too. It is a great civic opportunity, but if my son came home with a permission slip, I would have a hard time signing it unless I could attend with him.s

    I've seen the video, no way would I send my kid in there without his Mama bear.

    Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.- Jules Renard ~~~~ Don't be lazy GOTV~~

    by kishadawn on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 12:27:10 AM PDT

    •  It would be a good time to volunteer to chaperone (0+ / 0-)

      A good opportunity to volunteer to chaperone such an event.  

      DITCH MITCH-Republican "Bush Buddy" Governor of Indiana

      by libnewsie on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 02:06:20 AM PDT

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    •  And any kid kept home by the parents (1+ / 0-)
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      were likely to feel like crap the next day in school. Ostracized by their peers. Oh yes, that would go over very well in 10th grade. You went because if you didn't, you'd be a target. Peer pressure blows. BUT IT WORKS.
      Damn THAT One McCain!

      "George Bush Doesn't Care About People"

      by WriterRoss on Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 02:31:26 AM PDT

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    •  The parents had to opt out (1+ / 0-)
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      of the rally, not opt in.  Default was they all had to go.  

      From KariQ's linked article:
      "All of Defiance City Schools students had the opportunity to participate in the rally with thousands of other supporters, though their parents had the option of saying no."

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