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Old 05-08-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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I heard Arizona is passing a law allowing police to determine if school children are carrying jolly ranchers. If the federal govt. isn't going to do something about junk food in school then shouldn't we be doing something here. The rules are the rules and you can't just pick and choose which ones to follow.
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:10 PM
 
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the law is not being followed FAIRLY...why is that girl not also being punished???
Ummm...because there is no law and the school administrators pulled it out of their butt.

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Do you realize what you are saying is written on the very first page of communism?
Where, pray tell, could I possibly find this first page of communism?
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Update: The State says the school went too far.
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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I love how they have a picture of the Jolly Rancher in question for effect.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:41 PM
 
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I'll go with what you first said, Topaz.

I'm glad the state clarified its position on candy possession in school. Honestly, I read that part in the letter from TDA and felt embarrassment for the school administrators who doled out what I think was undue punishment for having a Jolly Rancher. It read like some people in authority don't actually comprehend the regulations.

Are penalties as rigorous for the possession of a cell phone in use during class time?
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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Do you realize what you are saying is written on the very first page of communism? Is that what you want for America? The 3 people in the world with your anti freedom sentiment (you included in the 3) would be the very first to cry foul when your kid was thrown out of school because you gave them a candy bar in their lunch box.

I would post the web site for tourism in North Korea for you but I can't seem to find it. Probably because the communist govt is monitoring it and dictating who can look at it or not.
This doesn't even make sense? What is the first page of communism? And can you tell me what is on the first page of freedom?

Did you read my post? Most of it had to do with how the penalty was misrepresented. The thread title says "suspended". I correctly pointed out that it was detention, not suspension. Then I pointed out it was lunch & recess. Not hard time. Kinda like when I was a kid and misbehaved, I had to sit out recess. It's called being held accountable. And third grade is not too young.

I advocate that people take responsibility for their actions. What do you advocate?
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:23 PM
 
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progressive discipline.

Is that one of them there oxymorons?

^5
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:27 PM
 
Location: southern california
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1 in 4 kids is overweight.
its not good.
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Old 05-09-2010, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Bend is pretty good at excessive discipline.
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Old 05-09-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Are penalties as rigorous for the possession of a cell phone in use during class time?
For that, they jail your entire family.
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