Chicago School Charging Parents $5 for Each Detention

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    I think this is a fine idea. Everyone is so quick to blame the teachers for a shitty school system, but the bottom line is, education starts at home and that includes discipline.

     
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    I don't think this is very fair. Low income families often have children who act out in school. How is it fair to charge their PARENTS? They have enough to worry about with their jobs and taking care of their family. If they have a child that doesn't behave, they probably know it and have tried disciplining them already. This is just going to be a burden on parents who are most-likely already stressed out and overwhelmed.
     
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    Parents are key to the education of children. They cannot expect the schools to do what they won't at home. If they want the schools to act as parents, i. e., detention, then the parents can pay for it.

    Caveat: be careful of parents who will brutalize the children for making them pay for their brattiness.
     
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    Easy solution. Tell your child if they get a detention they will get their ass kicked AND they will be finding a part time job to pay the fine themselves.

    It's odd that myself, my wife, my brother, my sister, my brother in law, and my sister, and all of our children combined have in our lives spent exactly zero time in school detention.......
     
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    I always imposed my own fine on my kids . . . get detention again and I'll whap you upside yer head after I kick yer ass! You can make them pay for the gas it took to pick them up too. Actually, only one of my kids ever had detention and she had it with my blessing . . . the school rule was that you had to get changed into your gym uniform even if you had a doctor's note excusing you from gym. My kid went in w/a dr's note (double ear infection and bronchitis . . I didn't want her running around so got the note). I think the rule is asinine and told my kid 'take the detention -- literally the kept her for 15 mins after school. :rolleyes:) and I'll pick you up'.

    For those whining about the poor parents, how will they pay, blah, blah, blah? Manual labor. Have the kids stay after school and clean the bathrooms. They'll soon realize that following the rules is the better option.
     
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    The parents have every right to send their kids to public schools, where these types infractions wouldn't raise an eyebrow. These folks went out of their way to get their kids into these schools, why? Might be performance and giving their kids a future. Perhaps they don't understand what that entails?

    Welcome to Noble Street Charter School

     
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    Paying for detention, summer school, and whatever else is required outside what is already provided is fine by me.
     
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    Don't have to put your kid in a charter school. Don't like it, leave.
     
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    Crappy kids usually come from crappy parents. The repeat offenders probably have problems at home. Fining them won't make a difference if they can't pay it anyways though.
     
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