Or, use your
It isn't really about that one particular child. She will survive. Her situation was due to absences for having to go back to the moms hometown(out of state) for her grandmothers funeral. It is about the other children who are already behind the 8 ball. Many of the children who attend Tuttle come from unfortunate situations which are through no fault of their own. Some look forward to school as a refuge and a safe place for 7 hours a day. If the parent can't get the child to school on time the child is held accountable for the "sins" of the parent. The reasoning behind this from administration is "if a child is made to wear a uniform on the NO uniform day, this will make the parent be more responsible". Is hurting a 5 year old child emotionally, really what we want to do to children who do not understand why they are being singled out?. One child who was crying was told it was "her mothers fault". Is this a nice thing to say to a child? My personal opinion is children should not be rewarded for doing what they should be doing in the first place. Society is making children feel they need "rewards" for doing the right thing. Don't single kids out by making them wear different clothes. If a school has a uniform policy then adhere to it each day. How about once a month have a non-uniform day where each child can wear their street clothes? The purpose of a uniform is equality, but then they change the script one day and equality becomes discrimination.
So what I'm hearing is childern shouldn'tbe held to any standard and given a reason to improve. The comment on the child only being six is a sad comment. If you know right from wrong then you are old enough to participate in a reward program. Quit babying these kids and let them grow up with some sence of responsibility.
the schools today have become gestapo run concentration camps.....
too bad, y'all were born too late to join, The Spanish Inquisition.
um, Wired4U: get a grip. the kid is 6yo. furthermore, this action by THE AUTHORITIES only serves to distract the other children from learning. if such a disruption was otherwise produced, there'd be heck to pay.....
they teach the children young to fear the system of rules and regulations not unlike the times of "the scarlet letter".
[thumbdown] You are the typical PC fool who thinks that keeping score will damage the poor children who lose. Life is full of consequences and the earlier these kids learn it the better. You and people who think like you are sending the wrong message to kids by awarding them for just existing. Where is the incentive for hard work and doing the right thing as they grow up? I am certain that if a child had the flu they would have been excused with a Doctors note and been allowed to participate if they followed all of the other rules set by the school. Wake up!
I see it as a form of bullying and damaging to the self esteem of a child being punished for perhaps having the flu or some other illness. Shame on this school.
I have an idea, accept responsibility for your child and stop blaming the school. It is the school's fault that your child has poor attendance and couldn't participate? I think not. I'm sick of the finger being pointed at the school. Teach your child responsibility and a strong work ethic, not blaming others for your irresponsible behavior.
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