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Old 03-13-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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That was at home with your mom. I truly doubt if you could get away in school and then your mom sounds like she would have supported the school as well. I don't like paddling, but I doubt your bravado.
I have a motto, well I have a few of them. "It's always worth a shot."
Even if I know there is a huge chance I will hear the answer no, or I will not succeed or the chances are slim, I always give it a try.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:27 PM
 
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Happens in some Alabama public schools. I thought it was a relic of the past but when I went to college I met people from all over whose schools would paddle for a single tardy. Though they had the option of detentions instead.

They also couldn't wear shirts with any sort of logo and their backpacks had to be see-through. Not the world I grew up in, not even close.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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Happens in some Alabama public schools. I thought it was a relic of the past but when I went to college I met people from all over whose schools would paddle for a single tardy. Though they had the option of detentions instead.

They also couldn't wear shirts with any sort of logo and their backpacks had to be see-through. Not the world I grew up in, not even close.
If anyone is going to be paddled for children's tardies it should be the parents.
If little johnny is late to school because his big sister woke up late and took too long to get ready, he shouldn't be punished for that.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:13 PM
 
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If anyone is going to be paddled for children's tardies it should be the parents.
If little johnny is late to school because his big sister woke up late and took too long to get ready, he shouldn't be punished for that.
Oh, these weren't little johnnies. They only paddled in high school.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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Oh, these weren't little johnnies. They only paddled in high school.
Still, not all high schoolers have their own transportation, sometimes there are reliant on whatever gets them to school and sometimes that is someone who can't get them there on time.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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Still, not all high schoolers have their own transportation, sometimes there are reliant on whatever gets them to school and sometimes that is someone who can't get them there on time.
However, the tardies may not have been to their first class. There were lots of tardies to other periods in high schools where I worked. Kids could not seem to get through the halls during the 5 minute bell period.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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However, the tardies may not have been to their first class. There were lots of tardies to other periods in high schools where I worked. Kids could not seem to get through the halls during the 5 minute bell period.
No one can get through a packed schools halls in 5 minutes AND go to the bathroom AND stop by their locker. It took me that time to just use the bathroom in high school. Time to get there, get in a stall, put all the stuff you carry down, go to the bathroom, wipe thoroughly, pick all your stuff back up and wash your hands. That's at least 3-4 minutes right there.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:30 PM
 
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No one can get through a packed schools halls in 5 minutes AND go to the bathroom AND stop by their locker. It took me that time to just use the bathroom in high school. Time to get there, get in a stall, put all the stuff you carry down, go to the bathroom, wipe thoroughly, pick all your stuff back up and wash your hands. That's at least 3-4 minutes right there.
Backpack. Hands free. In. Out. (You don't even need to stop at your locker until lunch when you have more time. )
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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Backpack. Hands free. In. Out. (You don't even need to stop at your locker until lunch when you have more time. )
Dewwayyyyyy
I will load my brother's back pack with every class's material before lunch and mail it to you. Then I'd like to see you carry it around on your back.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:29 PM
 
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No one can get through a packed schools halls in 5 minutes AND go to the bathroom AND stop by their locker. It took me that time to just use the bathroom in high school. Time to get there, get in a stall, put all the stuff you carry down, go to the bathroom, wipe thoroughly, pick all your stuff back up and wash your hands. That's at least 3-4 minutes right there.
You are still not supposed to be tardy to your next class. Btw, my dd managed in a high school which was quite large even when she had to get from one wing to the opposite wing. She never was late to class.

While you may need the bathroom on occasion, usually, you can use your lunch period for that rather than passing period. Most kids *can* hold it for several periods (unless they have a medical condition).

Then too, if you carry your books for the morning, you only need to go to your locker at lunch and then take your books and stuff for the afternoon. It's a matter of planning and time management.
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