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

    Once more, the "quick to outrage" community is beaten back by more information and facts. It's amazing how people still take the word of the parents without ever considering what the school might say. Considering how often the parents who go to the media lie about what actually happened, it simply boggles my mind people don't wait for more information.

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

    Hmm, it seems like there's two sides to this story. I'm going to be honest: it does seem as though the school system is just trying to cover their ass although there definitely is a possibility there was miscommunication or even blatant lying on behalf of the family. I don't see what they would have to gain from such a lie though.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Hmm, it seems like there's two sides to this story. I'm going to be honest: it does seem as though the school system is just trying to cover their ass although there definitely is a possibility there was miscommunication or even blatant lying on behalf of the family. I don't see what they would have to gain from such a lie though.
    In my experience of parents going to media about a school, they almost always lie (or, at best, don't tell the whole truth). Usually this is done to "get back" at the school for some slight they perceive has happened to them.

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

    The public school system is more concerned with their self and not the actual kids. This is just another vivid example.

    The kid needs to get out of the public school system. They need to continue their education and nurture their talent and dreams - something the public school system doesn't know how to do.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Cool. Now, with that being said, zero tolerance = zero intelligence.
    Pretty much. I would also add zero tolerance is just laziness of the administrators and teachers.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    The public school system is more concerned with their self and not the actual kids. This is just another vivid example.

    The kid needs to get out of the public school system. They need to continue their education and nurture their talent and dreams - something the public school system doesn't know how to do.
    The article said the family is now homeschooling. Probably a good thing too.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Hmm, it seems like there's two sides to this story. I'm going to be honest: it does seem as though the school system is just trying to cover their ass although there definitely is a possibility there was miscommunication or even blatant lying on behalf of the family. I don't see what they would have to gain from such a lie though.
    It does look like the school is trying to cover their own ass here because if they had been considered excused from the beginning, which they should have since the school should have known about them beforehand, then there would have been no reason for the system to have generated any letter of truancy in the first place. So this means either a) they weren't excused absences to begin with and were only changed after the fact (whether the article or simply the parents' efforts, who knows) or b) someone was some sort of miscommunication within the school system itself and they are trying to cover up for that incompetency.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by The Washington Post View Post
    In D.C., a 13-year-old piano prodigy is treated as a truant instead of a star student
    Why should she be treated like a star student?
    I mean really? I piano prodigy does not necessarily make one a Star student.


    That said.
    The parents should have removed her from that school and found one more amenable to her absences or home schooled her.


    edit: Just saw that they were home schooling.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Why should she be treated like a star student?
    I mean really? I piano prodigy does not necessarily make one a Star student.


    That said.
    The parents should have removed her from that school and found one more amenable to her absences or home schooled her.


    edit: Just saw that they were home schooling.
    The fact that she actually maintained an A average while still doing the piano thing is why she should be treated as a "star student".

    I was allowed to leave school 2 months early in second grade to help my mother when she went to Michigan to help my grandmother. We arranged everything with the school. It was allowed because my teacher stuck up for me and showed that I was well ahead of the class and my education would not suffer at all by not doing those last two months. The school set up for worksheets to be sent to me that I did and returned to them just to ensure they had some evidence of furthering progress and that I wouldn't forget stuff with such a long summer "break".
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    The fact that she actually maintained an A average while still doing the piano thing is why she should be treated as a "star student".
    Earning A's does not necessarily make one a Star student.
    Nor should they be treated differently than your average student.
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