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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?
    If they were sitting home in their underwear jamming on the piano, i might agree. When your kid gets presented an opportunity on par with what's being considered, i'm sure you'd fight tooth and nail to ensure nothing, not even an authoritarian school system, get in the way.

    This is a tremendous experience that will likely be one of the largest stepping stones of their life.
    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.

    Says whom? D'oh!
    Was any noted in any of the articles?
    Nope! Duh!

    As you noted, sponsored activity is excused.
    This wasn't.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    The subjective label of "star student" isn't the determining factor when excusing absences.
    Who have no point. The school never designated her as one.

    Secondly, it apparently is, and should be, irrelevant to such an action.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post

    Says whom? D'oh!
    Was any noted in any of the articles?
    Nope! Duh!

    As you noted, sponsored activity is excused.
    This wasn't.
    Actually, this was eventually excused. The main problem is the school not accepting responsibility for it prior to it getting this far. If it was a mistake, they should have simply admitted it. Had they just been being jerks, then they were wrong (and they realized this due to how fast they changed the absences from unexcused to excused).
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post

    Says whom? D'oh!
    Was any noted in any of the articles?
    Nope! Duh!

    As you noted, sponsored activity is excused.
    This wasn't.
    The decision was ultimately reversed and the absences excused. Your excessive use of emoticons in no way diminishes the weakness of your position.
    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.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    The article said the family is now homeschooling. Probably a good thing too.
    Definitely a good thing. Apparently, the kid is more than intelligent enough to learn at home, and not be exposed to the detrimental harm from the public school system's attempt to mold all kids into the same form.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Who have no point. The school never designated her as one.
    You are aware i never argued the school designated anything.

    That you continue to respond in a fallacious manner only displays desperateness in full force.
    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.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    The decision was ultimately reversed and the absences excused. Your excessive use of emoticons in no way diminishes the weakness of your position.
    That, right there, made me laugh so hard - to lecture someone else about emoticons with you having an avatar like that... I'm still laughing. Thanks for that BTW. I needed a good laugh today.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
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    In my elementary school system, there was a grade for citizenship.
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    Re: 13 Year Old Piano Prodigy Treated As Truant By Public School System

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Definitely a good thing. Apparently, the kid is more than intelligent enough to learn at home, and not be exposed to the detrimental harm from the public school system's attempt to mold all kids into the same form.
    There is a tradeoff. This student will not likely feel any social impact as they will be traveling and performing at an almost professional level. Some home schooled students have whacko's for parents and such a reality would only isolate them from their peers.
    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.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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