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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.
    Academic achievement and not showing any discipline problems does make one a "star" student. There is no indication she violated any rules. She should have been excused for those days she missed, even the school is now saying that she was after the fact.
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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.
    Would you consider a student that shows up on time, sits at the back of the class and does nothing to be a star student?

    If academic performance is not the gauge, then just following the rules is?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by fedup View Post
    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.
    Simply no.
    It does not make them a star student.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    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.
    Would that have happened without the barrage of emails and maybe media attention?

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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.
    Who could forget submissive behavior. They need good factory workers in China. We need good programmers and engineers. Our current education system risks becoming obsolete if it cannot adapt to the demands of both the modern economy and institutions. Our ability to make good on future obligations depends on how prepared American children are a globalized playing field.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Would you consider a student that shows up on time, sits at the back of the class and does nothing to be a star student?

    If academic performance is not the gauge, then just following the rules is?
    Simply getting A's 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
    Oy Vey.
    Treating everybody the same is a valid policy. It is called being treated as equals.
    No. Treating everyone the same is not the same as treating every equally. There is a difference. Students should be given consideration for things they do and their achievements, or even just family issues that can legitimately be seen as a reason to be out of school. So long as these things are not negatively affecting their actual learning, then these should be considerations made.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Maybe you can help us out here.
    Where did the school declare her a star student?
    Maybe you can find where i said they declared her a star student? Otherwise, do try and make a relevant point!
    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.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Simply getting A's does not make one a star student.
    Kids are at school for one reason. That is to learn.

    A star student is someone that gets A's. There is no other measure.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Simply no.
    Great argument

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