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

    **** the public education system (one of my favorite sayings).
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Earning A's does not necessarily make one a Star student.
    Nor should they be treated differently than your average student.
    Being able to make those grades and still miss those days, while not being a discipline problem (which isn't likely to be the case here), does make someone a "star" student. And they should be treated differently in many ways. We should not be treating all children/students the same in school because they aren't all the same. It is ridiculous to believe that students who do have other things they are doing and require "time off" for those things but are still able to keep up with their academic responsibilities otherwise should not have those facts taken into special consideration.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Being able to make those grades and still miss those days, while not being a discipline problem (which isn't likely to be the case here), does make someone a "star" student. And they should be treated differently in many ways. We should not be treating all children/students the same in school because they aren't all the same. It is ridiculous to believe that students who do have other things they are doing and require "time off" for those things but are still able to keep up with their academic responsibilities otherwise should not have those facts taken into special consideration.
    No it doesn't, and no it shouldn't.
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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 it doesn't, and no it shouldn't.
    What makes someone a "star student" in your mind then??

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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 it doesn't, and no it shouldn't.
    How compelling!
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    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.
    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.

    Petula Dvorak responded to DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson's statements yesterday claiming that her original column "[presents] a false representation of DCPS" and the case of student piano prodigy Avery Gagliano.

    In her new column, Dvorak defends herself from Henderson's statements, writing that "Avery’s mom, Ying Lam, stands by her account. And I stand by mine." Dvorak says that Avery's parent's decision to withdraw her from Alice Deal Middle School and homeschool her came after a barrage of emails, phone calls, and letters warning of her truancy. Though they were told to "ignore the truancy notices," they were never told that Avery's absences were excused.

    Though Henderson and DCPS say they want to work with Avery's family to find a solution, Lam says that's not the solution they're looking for. "[That’s not the solution Lam was hoping for," Dvorak writes. "She wanted the school system to revisit its blanket policy and treat students as individuals. She wanted a system that doesn’t say one thing, then do another."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by fedup View Post
    What makes someone a "star student" in your mind then??
    I spose for the purposes of this topic we can start with one who isn't violating any school rule, regulation, policy etc ...
    Last edited by Excon; 09-10-14 at 12:52 PM.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    How compelling!
    Thank you for telling us.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    I spose for the purposes of this topic we can start with one who isn't violating any school rule, regulation, policy etc ...
    If your measure of a "good student" is how much they follow the rules and assimilate into the education system rather than their legitimate academic achievement, you have some problems.
    Last edited by fedup; 09-10-14 at 12:52 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    I spose for the purposes of this topic we can start with one who isn't violating any school rule, regulation, policy etc ...
    She wasn't violating any school rule or policy. The school has the ability to excuse absences, even for these things. They were refusing based on bull**** reasons until they were called out on it.
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