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

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    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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    Then it is a violation. Duh!
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

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

    Quote Originally Posted by fedup View Post
    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.
    No. The problem appears to be yours.
    Academic achievement alone does not make one a star student.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
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    Then it is a violation. Duh!
    That's not what the Chancellor is saying. She says there is no violation and to just ignore those pesky notices that keep coming.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    That's not what the Chancellor is saying. She says there is no violation and to just ignore those pesky notices that keep coming.

    And yet they were given and the supposed tune changed after the fact.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Pretty much. I would also add zero tolerance is just laziness of the administrators and teachers.
    Thing is, i don't see zero tolerance going on here. They exercised discretion and counted the absences as excused. That sounds like the opposite of zero tolerance.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
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    Then it is a violation. Duh!
    When the policy is a bull**** policy, that is based on "zero tolerance" or treating everyone the same, it is not a valid policy. Even they admitted that she should have been excused for this. So no it wasn't. If it was, why would they change their tone about it?
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    Those who seek to preserve the remaining authoritarian institutions of our country have no boundaries.
    Maybe you can help us out here.
    Where did the school declare her a star student?
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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. The problem appears to be yours.
    Academic achievement alone does not make one a star student.
    The goal of a student is to learn. If the students learns, learns well, and shows that through straight As...that does in fact make them a good student. If they do that on top of being a piano prodigy traveling around the world, then they are definitely a star student.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    When the policy is a bull**** policy, that is based on "zero tolerance" or treating everyone the same, it is not a valid policy. Even they admitted that she should have been excused for this. So no it wasn't. If it was, why would they change their tone about it?
    Oy Vey.
    Treating everybody the same is a valid policy. It is called being treated as equals.
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