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

    Just call in sick.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    When I was a kid in school, there was another grade, called citizenship. If you acted like a jerk, it was reflected in your grade.
    You don't get A's on the mere basis of citizenship!
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Other students with something similar going on should have been given the same considerations and had their absences excused for those reasons.
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    Says who? You?
    Unless that is what the overseeing authority has determined, then no.


    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I don't care if it was to go to some sports competition, so long as they are keeping up with their academic requirements, it is a legitimate event, and they are not a discipline problem at the school, then they should be excused for absences like these.
    Nothing but your personal opinion. No valid academic purpose is served by it.
    If you want to change things, move there and run for a seat on the overseeing authority, whether that be the school board or the State legislature.

    Regardless, the problem was solved by removing her into home schooling.


    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Learning should come first, but if they are proving they are learning without having to be in the classroom every single day they aren't dying sick, then there is no reason not to excuse their absences.
    They shouldn't be excused as no valid academic purpose is served by it.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    The policy is wrong in this instance, the school and the district know it. That's why the best they can do now is make excuses and lie. Notice they haven't been defending the policy, just hiding behind 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
    Your comment still is inherently short-sighted.
    That would be yours, as the school did not say she was a star student.


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    As stated, China needs disciplined factory workers. Time to grow up.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Unless that is what the overseeing authority has determined, then no.
    Your position is noted.
    No valid academic purpose is served by it.
    Says who? You? The overseeing authority? Screw them. You are obviously unaware that school funding is tied to attendance. School sponsored activities are not treated as absences, even in the event that the students are away from class.

    Although it's impossible to prove, i believe this decision was motivated by dollars and cents.

    They shouldn't be excused as no valid academic purpose is served by it.
    Says who? You? The overseeing authority conflicted by financial interests?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    That would be yours, as the school did not say she was a star student.
    The subjective label of "star student" isn't the determining factor when excusing absences.
    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 Kushinator View Post
    Says who? You? The overseeing authority? Screw them.
    What academic purpose does playing the piano serve? Can I get my kid out of school because he is really good at playing the guitar?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    iLOL
    Says who? You?
    Unless that is what the overseeing authority has determined, then no.

    Nothing but your personal opinion. No valid academic purpose is served by it.
    If you want to change things, move there and run for a seat on the overseeing authority, whether that be the school board or the State legislature.

    Regardless, the problem was solved by removing her into home schooling.

    They shouldn't be excused as no valid academic purpose is served by it.
    Most of what you have said here is contradicted by the information we have and reality.

    First of all, yes, the school did excuse the absences, after the fact, meaning they felt that yes there were reasons to excuse such events. It also means that they will take into account circumstances, as long as the parents are willing to stand up for themselves and their children.

    Second, yes, a valid academic purpose is served by playing a musical instrument. That is one reason that we have school bands. Playing instruments though have been proven to improve brain function.

    Childhood Music Lessons May Provide Lifelong Boost in Brain Functioning

    18 Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument

    This opportunity also provides her with advantages for her future. It can go on her resume should she wish to become a professional pianist.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    What academic purpose does playing the piano serve? Can I get my kid out of school because he is really good at playing the guitar?
    Actually, playing musical instruments does improve brain function.

    This is your brain on a musical instrument

    Certainly, there is a balance. But in this case, this opportunity was well above her personal academic needs for this particular time, especially since she has shown that this opportunity did not negatively affect the rest of her education.
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