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Old 05-29-2012, 01:43 PM
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That is crap. In the UK, they fine the parents if the kids don't attend. Good in principle, pointless in practice!!!!
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:06 PM
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If she thought being on her own was better than with her parents, and they didn't cry "runaway" the parents are irrelevant. Scum, but irrelevant.
Except that she was also working two jobs to support her siblings. It wasn't clear exactly how old they are.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:10 PM
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Except that she was also working two jobs to support her siblings. It wasn't clear exactly how old they are.
If she was considered of age to be their legal guardian, it's also irrelevant. Or, if they were technically in the care of someone else who was able to be considered a legal guardian, and she was simply helping in supporting them. It really depends on the area.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:24 PM
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One of the siblings she's working to support is an older brother who goes to A&M... there's something really really backwards with that...
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:28 PM
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I was a pretty good student, but due to my absences, I was threatened with going to jail numerous times, along with being taken away from my mom. I hate the school system.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:29 PM
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Wow. I've honestly never heard of sending a kid to JAIL for truancy. Crazy!!
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:04 PM
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Wow. I've honestly never heard of sending a kid to JAIL for truancy. Crazy!!
My cousin was sent to juvenile detention for truancy. He was no honor student though.

I blame the parents and the older sibling who are allowing her to be in this situation way more than the school. What do we want the school system to do, have different attendance policies for each student based on their living situation and classes? Forget the school-shame on the parents!!
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I blame the parents and the older sibling who are allowing her to be in this situation way more than the school. What do we want the school system to do, have different attendance policies for each student based on their living situation and classes? Forget the school-shame on the parents!!
From the article I read, the parents took off, so yes, definitely shame on them. Not asking for different attendance policies but perhaps look into way to HELP her instead of sending her to jail? What is the jail time proving? Its a "lesson" or punishment for what? working her butt off??
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From the article I read, the parents took off, so yes, definitely shame on them. Not asking for different attendance policies but perhaps look into way to HELP her instead of sending her to jail? What is the jail time proving? Its a "lesson" or punishment for what? working her butt off??
Fair enough, but the school didn't jail her, the court did. It was possible that the school either didn't know the full story or felt that the juvenile system might be able to offer some help. I'd also like to know what the sibling in college was doing about the situation.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:30 PM
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Oh, yeah I dont blame the school (though I do think truancy laws are debatable but thats another story lol) but the judge who ruled it as long as the school was not aware of the situation.
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