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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:11 PM

My kids are marching in CA22 under threat of being truant.

Why do republicans love money and guns more than people?

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Reply My kids are marching in CA22 under threat of being truant. (Original post)
onecaliberal Mar 2018 OP
rainin Mar 2018 #1
onecaliberal Mar 2018 #2
rainin Mar 2018 #4
Whiskeytide Mar 2018 #3
onecaliberal Mar 2018 #5
Whiskeytide Mar 2018 #7
gratuitous Mar 2018 #6
central scrutinizer Mar 2018 #8

Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:19 PM

1. School policy isn't made up on the spot.

If your child receives any consequence other than unexcused absences for the classes missed, get an attorney. Make the school officials go to their school board and add new rules against leaving school for this purpose.

You can vote out the school board if they do.

Short of that, they can't be permitted to treat your child's absence any differently than if they had car trouble and missed class. The absence is just "unexcused".

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Response to rainin (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:23 PM

2. I work in the district and its blood red Devin Nunes district.

The board will back the school, not the students.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:42 PM

4. They're tough when they're bullying children and parents.

The question is will they still talk tough in the face of a lawsuit. I doubt they want litigation.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:29 PM

3. How can any school district punish these students...

... for these protests? It boggles my mind. Do they not want kids involved in public policy discourse? I understand that a republican dominated board might have political resistance to the idea - I get that, but are they really going to publicly take the position that these kids should stfu? Unbelievable.

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Response to Whiskeytide (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:00 PM

5. Theyre doing an activity on Monday. Which is a joke, the school climate

Is horrendous. Full of bullies. They protect bullies here. This is a high school that saw 2 threats of violence, 1 with a gun in a span of 3 days two weeks ago. The kids were arrested but the dump culture is alive and well.
The courage itís taking for the kids who are walking is astronomical.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:33 PM

7. It is incredible - and encouraging - to see. n/t.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:10 PM

6. Sometimes you pay a price for doing the right thing in a screwed up world

Let the school authorities know that their empty threats aren't going to intimidate you or your righteous children.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 04:05 PM

8. Our local district (Eugene, OR) is giving unexcused absences

In a way, I'm okay with this. A protest with no risk or consequences is not as strong a statement. It can't be dismissed as a bunch of students having a good time.

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