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Old 02-21-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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My daughter goes to Cuthbertson Middle School and she comes home all the time with stories about the stupid things kids get in trouble for- holding hands in the hall comes to mind right now as something she told me about. I don't doubt that this could just have been some kid playing a prank with oregano and the school overreacting.
I'd rather see the school come down hard on kids for doing stupid things than turning a blind eye, like a couple of other schools in the area do. At least I know that the school administration is actively paying attention and are concerned about the well being and safety of all its students.

I find it interesting that the mother is more worried about the kids reputation ongoing, rather than him learning an important life lesson in being a bit more mature and not doing stupid stuff, when he shouldn't.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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55 days for oregano and 6 months for baby powder.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:32 PM
 
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I'd rather see the school come down hard on kids for doing stupid things than turning a blind eye, like a couple of other schools in the area do. At least I know that the school administration is actively paying attention and are concerned about the well being and safety of all its students.

I find it interesting that the mother is more worried about the kids reputation ongoing, rather than him learning an important life lesson in being a bit more mature and not doing stupid stuff, when he shouldn't.
Why is it important that schools "come down hard on kids doing stupid things"?ie; aren't "stupid" things a relative" thing? What's stupid to you as an adult is not stupid to an 8th grader? Look, this kid took a lesson about majia uana and got creative: this oregano looks similar to weed. I wonder if the dumbo next to me in class knows the difference. Creative in my mind. Not stupid.


"Blind eye"?.... Teachers are not that smart. "Safety"? Read the guides lines regarding that word. The infraction is to threaten the "safety" of another child. Did that happen?

"worried abt his rep"... of course! would'nt you worry about your child's?

Every read the bible? ""Be child like". (think free of restriction, open your mind to creative fresh ideas lol)
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:35 PM
 
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OH, and BTW, what harm or damage to the original lesson plan did this kid do?

Anybody??
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:54 PM
 
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I guess the reason this thread bothers me so much is because of the video I received today and linked below. The video is lengthty and the part you might be interested in is when the speaker makes a reference to 7th grade students across America.

Moderator: If this is not suitable for the Charlotte forum feel free to move it.TaboolaArticle
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:07 PM
 
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I still think the whole story is not being told. There has to be something else for the suspension to be increased after it was already being served. Maybe I'm just jaded after witnessing too many pranks, poor conduct choices and just rude children who parents act completely surprised at conferences.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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Why is it important that schools "come down hard on kids doing stupid things"?ie; aren't "stupid" things a relative" thing? What's stupid to you as an adult is not stupid to an 8th grader? Look, this kid took a lesson about majia uana and got creative: this oregano looks similar to weed. I wonder if the dumbo next to me in class knows the difference. Creative in my mind. Not stupid.


"Blind eye"?.... Teachers are not that smart. "Safety"? Read the guides lines regarding that word. The infraction is to threaten the "safety" of another child. Did that happen?

"worried abt his rep"... of course! would'nt you worry about your child's?

Every read the bible? ""Be child like". (think free of restriction, open your mind to creative fresh ideas lol)

Kidding right? Ever heard the term personal responsibility? Kids aren't taught that any more. Anything goes and we'll let the lawyers sort it all out; yeah take a bag of oregano to school, call it weed. Nobody cares, lets all have a good laugh about it. Mommy will have a great laugh with all the girls at bunco tomorrow night and brag how creative little Johnny is. Give me a break will ya.

Yes, I would be worried enough about my kids rep to teach him not be a dumb @zz and do dumb @zz things in school. Whether he got 55 days, 10 days or 10 minutes it was flat out dumb, and as a parent my concern is that I am raising a dumb @zz kid.

And lets keep the bible out of it, because there are many passages that talk about being a responsible parent, teaching your children, sparing the rod etc. So lets not go there.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:35 PM
 
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Kidding right? Ever heard the term personal responsibility? Kids aren't taught that any more. Anything goes and we'll let the lawyers sort it all out; yeah take a bag of oregano to school, call it weed. Nobody cares, lets all have a good laugh about it. Mommy will have a great laugh with all the girls at bunco tomorrow night and brag how creative little Johnny is. Give me a break will ya.

Yes, I would be worried enough about my kids rep to teach him not be a dumb @zz and do dumb @zz things in school. Whether he got 55 days, 10 days or 10 minutes it was flat out dumb, and as a parent my concern is that I am raising a dumb @zz kid.

And lets keep the bible out of it, because there are many passages that talk about being a responsible parent, teaching your children, sparing the rod etc. So lets not go there.
Agree, responsabilty has to rest with both kids and parents at home.
As a society we cannot expect to ignore kids behaviour and accountability when at home and hope that in limited time/authority teachers will transform them in model citizens...

I definitely don't want my kids to be in the class with "creative kids" who have no respect towards peers and/or teachers.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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He's suspended over oregano? Hopefully, he doesn't get dropped in it.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Maybe it was medicinal oregano
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