Tag Archives: school

Are Fines and Jail Time Appropriate Consequences for Truancy?

Wow. What do you guys all think of this? I always tried to make it a practice of not taking my kids out of school for dental or doctor appointments. Really any appointments of any kind. I’m still trying to understand how a … Continue reading

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Schoolgirl kept in ‘isolation’ after dying hair red

What do you all think of this? Being I worked in a school, I know how some things seem silly but when you’re in a situation, things are different.

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Is It Legal?

Boy, what do you all think of this? Are you with the student or the school? What do you think should have happened? Is “hell” a really bad word to you? Where do you draw the line or shouldn’t this … Continue reading

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Year ‘Round School

This has been a topic of great debate all over our country for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I was horrified – HORRIFIED!! – at the thought of going to school all year. Who goes to … Continue reading

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School Supplies

Is it too early for you to be thinking of buying school supplies? I was shocked as heck when I walked into Walmart last week and instead of seeing the pool toys, coolers, bathing suits and towels, all the summer … Continue reading

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What’s your take on this??

What does everyone think of this story?

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Police handcuff 6-year-old student in Georgia

Let’s toss this around a little bit. What do you think about it. Here’s the police officers account of things. Also listen to what the parents have to say on the lower left side. I see this on many different … Continue reading

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What do you think of homework?

Check out this article and tell us what you think. I’m a fan of homework as long as it’s not too much. I do think going over spelling words and grammar work and a few math problems is a good idea. Not … Continue reading

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Longer School Day Is Bad For Kids

What do you think of this idea? Do you think kids should have more hours of school each day? Do you think it’s good now or do you think they should go less? What do you think of a 4 … Continue reading

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I don’t know what to think

This topic came up over at that “other” blog and I dug a little deeper and came up with this. Over “there” it was really a discussion of kids not being able to their own shoes and some of the … Continue reading

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Pay for Attendance?

Michael posted an article on his Facebook the other day, and just reading the title, “Cincinnati high school paying students to come to school,” I felt a rant coming on. How dare the school throw more taxpayer money at kids!! They should go … Continue reading

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An Udderly Ridiculous Mess

Here’s another “she said/she said”… A cheerleading coach in Cypress, TX went on a rant, screaming at her girls: “Who do you think you all are? Highfalutin Heifers! You can just come and go as you please!” There was more … Continue reading

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Overreaction or Right On?

As a mom, there are very few things I wouldn’t do to protect my son. Of course, I consider myself to be more on the “Free Range” side of the fence, so my idea of “protection” falls more within the … Continue reading

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Weather Warnings

This was the Good Question the other night. Are there too many weather warnings? What do you think? I don’t even know what some of these warnings mean. “The list is impressive. In Minnesota, we see: flash flood warning, flood … Continue reading

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Can Porn Stars Read?

Sasha Grey, an ex-porn-star, recently volunteered some very G-rated talents by visiting Emerson Elementary School near Los Angeles. She appeared as part of the “Read Across America” program, and read a book to 1st and 3rd graders. Parents did not … Continue reading

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Joe Paterno

Do you think this was the right move…or do you believe Joe Paterno should have been allowed to retire at the end of this season?

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Full Days of School

I know that another post griping about school is going to make me look like I’m “anti-teacher.” I’m not. They do a job that I have consciously decided that I am not cut out for – spend all day, every … Continue reading

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From Parents to Teachers

Our friend MSSC posted a link to an article on his Facebook recently.  It is a letter, of sorts, from an educator to parents. We see a lot of these in the press, particularly around the beginning of the school … Continue reading

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School Dress Code

So, I’m sitting at our school’s Registration Day, and some of the other moms are discussing the new handbook. They revise it every year, so it doesn’t surprise me that we have a new one. Usually, it’s revised to include … Continue reading

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What do you guys think of this? Should teachers be prevented from having private relationships with their students? I have a few opinions and concerns but I’ll put mine in the comment area. I want to know what you guys think … Continue reading

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Are History Lessons Being Neglected?

Is history important to you? I’ve always loved history. Mostly American history but I really do love all history. So when I read this, it made me feel bad. Who decides what gets taken out of our classroom curriculum’s? Remember when … Continue reading

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The Things We Do For Shoes

An unidentified high school boy in Florida has been asked by his principal to not wear his signature high-heels to school.  According to the news report, this young man wears the shoes because they “make him feel more confident.” But … Continue reading

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To what lengths would you go?

All of us would do whatever our kids needed to have done to make them safe and happy. BUT, would you go to this extreme measure?

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Should the same rules apply to boys and girls?

I got into a “discussion” yesterday with my mom about this. She said that boys and girls are different and boys can say no. I said NO teacher should have sex with a student no matter what sex they are … Continue reading

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What’s your take?

What’s your take on this?

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