Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
The graduating High School Senior isn't a child
She didn't break any rules
The Administration has retreated into 'confidential' reasons
No one should have to apologize to a petty bureaucrat for some personal 'secret' reason in this country. To claim she must teaches her the wrong lesson.
Guy I. calling her a child, wrongdoer, petulant doesn't strengthen your case. I'd say you have no case at all.
(Where else would you be able to convince a bunch of folks to work for four years under conditions and on a curriculum they have little to no input in, and then have the certificate of having completed that work revoked based upon simply saying a word?!?)
Yeah...the NERVE of that student...speaking freely and using a Forbidden Syllable. Which scarlet letter should we use for the capital crime of Using A Forbidden Syllable?Originally Posted by Guy Incognito
The sad part is that I can't tell if you're joking, because there are folks here who would write what you've written and be completely serious. Classic case of POE.
I've moved on to a better forum (scienceforums.net). Facts matter, and I don't have the time or energy for putting up with the pretense that they don't. PM me if you'd like me to get in touch with you when I'm done developing my own forum system, likely towards the end of 2013.
Alright ... time to drop the smoke and mirrors (polite way of saying, Bovine processed oats).
She is in college. When, (not if) she gets her degree ... the only thing the employer is interested in is the college diploma. In fact, I seriously doubt if anyone will know (or care) which HS she went to. The ONLY thing all this nonsense does is to show how galactically idiotic a public school districts' administration can be.
she said she made a mistake and shouldn't have said hell. THAT should be the end of it as there is NO, ZERO, NADA, NIX, NON rule against her using the word hell.
You and Guy I. seem to gloss over that fact to call her petulant. She broke no rule, just could have use a bit more care in the choice of words.
Not diploma with holding worthy.
She said she made a mistake, the Principle should have been satisfied with that, something else must be going on in this to have the Superintendent blow smoke with a 'confidential' reason.
Personally I see the honor student saying she made a mistake as prodded on by a third party saying that would show good faith, placate the Principle and smooth it all over.
However saying she made a mistake doesn't justify the Principle acting less mature than the honor student, nor with holding the diploma.
If she is already in college, no big deal.
I was concerned that the university might not accept her without a
high school diploma.