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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Likely because they weren't marking her as excused, threatening her with a truancy charge (which it could have been) before withdrawal. Possibly they said that she couldn't do such events again and have them excused, despite her being able to show that she could keep up with the work they were giving her, which means her academic progress in that school was not harmed at all by her going to such events.
    Likely?
    You are talking about that which you know not.

    DCPS excused Avery's absences for international travel last year after conversations with the family and her school, which was confirmed with Avery's parents by Andrea Allen, Director of Attendance and Support Services in DCPS' Office of Youth Engagement. Her attendance summary from last year reflects the "authorized school activity" excuse code for her performance–related absences.

    DCPS did not make a referral to a truancy officer, Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) nor any government agency for intervention, since we had clear information regarding the circumstances of these absences. The family was never at risk for truancy prosecution.

    DCPS: Post column about piano prodigy is 'inaccurate'

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    The school is wrong here. There was no reason not to excuse such absences from the beginning, and they knew this since they did in fact later excuse them.
    No!
    Just because you do not like what the school did does not mean it was wrong.
    There was no valid reason for them to excuse them in the first place.
    Just because DCPS determined they were excusable doesn't make the absences right, or what the school did wrong, just excusable.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by TobyOne View Post
    Parents, send your kids to private schools. If you can't afford one, lobby your representatives to support vouchers.
    At the very least, try to find public school systems that are not funded on an obsolete basis of attendance.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    My position is logically consistent.
    What position would that be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    Your position is based on fallacies and an obsessive desire to defend authoritarianism.
    iLOL

    Not!
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    If you read those links you'd see the Chancellor is lying and the original story is accurate. The Chancellor is simply trying to excuse the district's behavior.
    And what part of what you quoted proves the school was lying? Because the parent and/or reporter says so?

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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    Says who? The guy who cannot put forth a coherent argument?
    Yep! You just said it.
    Try putting forth a coherent argument and you might get somewhere.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    His position is both incoherent and contradictory. In one post he rambles on about whether the school labeled her a star student, while in another he claims the school board was just in their initial decision even after he is presented evidence they reversed their decision.

    Authoritarians often struggle with both logic and ethics.
    Said the one confused and struggling.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    Nobody cares.

    Said the one commenting on what he doesn't care about.
    Wow. That is really an absurd thing to do.




    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    No, i was responding to the strength of your argument in a sarcastic manner, which is entirely justified given the basis of your position on the matter.

    No, you can not refute what I say so you resort to getting personal and sarcasm. Typical.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Yep! You just said it.
    Try putting forth a coherent argument and you might get somewhere.
    My argument has been consistent throughout this exchange. The school was wrong, and they admitted as such by reversing their decision.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    No, you can not refute what I say so you resort to getting personal and sarcasm. Typical.
    I am not here to refute a basic subjective position on whether or not the girl in question is a "star student". Opinions are based upon support, none of which you have provided.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    My argument has been consistent throughout this exchange. The school was wrong, and they admitted as such by reversing their decision.
    You have not shown it was wrong. All that can be shown is that they reversed their decision. That in no way makes the previous decision wrong. To claim such is ridiculous.
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