I don't think kids should be put in jail or fined for missing school if they have a very good reason and can prove it. shame on the courts for getting involved in a schools problem take control u schools help these kids stop putting it in the courts.
Society is too soft (and so are you), too many liberals, and certainly in the UK at least. Agreed I think in that scenario it was harsh, but rules are rules. Kids think they can do what they like and parents make excuses about how they can't control them. Well the state has acted, and now the person knows there is a consequence to face.
Sam Okyere - You're so rude - and ignorant - and should go back to school and learn some manners. Maybe then you wouldn't start getting personal about Crystal expressing an opinion.
Has the state acted to support Dianes family so that she doesn't have to work two jobs at 17 to support her siblings? NO. Because the American system is a joke.
The British system is certainly not ideal, but it has been repeatedly proven that 'punishment' does not act to 'ENCOURAGE' students into school. ...
The British system is certainly not ideal, but it has been repeatedly proven that 'punishment' does not act to 'ENCOURAGE' students into school. If you want them in school then the PARENTS must act to instill a sense of ambition and the students MUST be allowed to take suitable courses - not railroaded into studying Science GCSE's when they want to be a tradesman. And that includes supporting families such as Dianes so that she CAN go to school - as we in the UK do (I've had many students over the years who have had financial support so that they can finish their education - and to continue being given money they have to attend school - so there's the incentive and the support). This is obviously a very dedicated and responsible young woman who has been punished for trying to do what's right.
Women being stoned to death for being raped is a rule in some countries. I wouldn't sit back and say 'well, rules are rules so they should be followed' - if something is blatantly WRONG you don't sit back and say hey, it's ok, because it's a rule. If that was the case black kids still wouldn't be able to go to schools with white kids and as a female I wouldn't've been allowed to attend school.
Such an astonishingly archaic view you have.
Go get a life Sam that girl was working to feed her family.And prison is no place for any student who hasnt done anything WRONG
Far from it, firstly for Crystal,it's hardly like it was abusive language was used or it was derogatory. but fair enough, then in the same breath you want to moan at me having the same view. It was far from ignorant. Sounds likeyou have experience in this area and so do I, so it's far from simply ignorance and basing it on a few media stories.
Agreed about your stoning comment and it's easy to use an extreme. But regardless of the punishment, don't commit the crime. And I said, I think...
Agreed about your stoning comment and it's easy to use an extreme. But regardless of the punishment, don't commit the crime. And I said, I think the jail sentence in this case was harsh based on the circumstances.
However, the liberalisation of laws ie. removal of death penalty, smacking in schools etc... I have not seen evidence of this softly softly approach making society more tolerant or patient. If you accept that with good there is bad, and with hot there is cold. Why is it that when it comes to discipline there is only one option. The softly softly one. In the UK we have people like liberty who are supposedly fighting to the rights of all individuals, when did they seek my views. Because I certainly don't agree with a lot of what they do. You have to be 18 to drink, have sex yet society turns a blind eye with regards to punishment. We have come so far along this approach it's no longer a shock to see a mother still at school. I still remember seeing in a British paper the headline of a 13 year old pregnant and the shock and horror of the public. not today.
I'm not saying lock up everyone who drinks or who has underage sex.. i'm saying that there are laws in place, if they are broken why not use them
Finally, I could produce evidence that shows punishment does work
San Okyere, you've lost touch with reality. Moreover, if you ever had even one shred of humanity, it oozed out along the way as well. Your narrow mind is also showing and here's a little 411: It's not something you should want anyone to see. Better to shut up while you can. Alternately, keep bumping your hateful gums and out yourself for everyone to gazed upon like a train wreck happening right in front of our eyes. Good Lord, man!
Now the person knows there is a consequence to for working at job to help support her family while studying hard enough, instead of sleeping, to get good grades! And once again I suggest that Black, and certainly Poor, children are most often punished with this discriminatory law. Squishy Liberals are always against punishing people, especially children, for being Non-white or Poor. Ain't Liberals terrible?
"Rules are rules," huh? Especially if you or anyone you love, if any, will never...
"Rules are rules," huh? Especially if you or anyone you love, if any, will never have to face punishment under rules made by lawmakers as un-empathetic and hard-hearted as you are. People who consider rules to be more important then people, people who are not humane, are despicable. Fortunately, you are a justifiably despised minority.
عليه افضل الصلاة والسلام يا حبيبى يا رسول الله يا محمد اسمك يا محمد نور كل الاسامى بعدك يا محمد مفيش رسول تانى يا مدثر يا مزمل يا طه يا يس يا محمود فى السماء يا محمد يا هادى يا امين يا بشره من رب العالمين.
Não é justo que crianças e adolescentes sejam obrigados a estudar e até ser presos por falta de frequência escolar....isso não é crime...é necessidade...abaixo este estatuto!
Direito a liberdade!
Mais condições de vida e emprego justo a todos!
My friend was in jail for 6 days as a 17 year old....for missing 15 days of school...in 8 months. His circumstances were rather unfortunate and disabled him from being able to attend school sometimes. The Texas justice system is completely archaic in its treatment of minor offences. They are often on the same level as serious crimes which people should actually go to jail for.
In North Carolina, children who are 16 can drop out of school without parental consent. Do kids who are 16 know what they want to do with their life? Many become dropouts and end up on welfare. I don't believe they should be allowed to drop out. and taking away their driver's license isn't much of a punishment.
Depending on reasons foe missing. If a trouble maker or just jerking around then a little jail/fine might do good.
"Under Texas law, students can only have 10 unexcused absences in a six-month period before the school files a complaint in court. Tens of thousands of other Texan students are also becoming victims of the criminal justice system for violating school attendance policies. Worst of all, those most affected are low-income families whose financial struggles can contribute to their children’s attendance problems. This Draconian method is clearly not the right approach to keeping kids in school....
"Under Texas law, students can only have 10 unexcused absences in a six-month period before the school files a complaint in court. Tens of thousands of other Texan students are also becoming victims of the criminal justice system for violating school attendance policies. Worst of all, those most affected are low-income families whose financial struggles can contribute to their children’s attendance problems. This Draconian method is clearly not the right approach to keeping kids in school. Instead the current truancy laws are leading to the unjust convictions of underprivileged students like Diane.
As the Texas Judicial Council, we're asking that you repeal the part of the Texas education code that gives states the right to incarcerate its students."
The mother and dad are the one's that need to be arrested not the child.
I hope it was not just because she's an honor student why people took action.
And ones again I wonder why it is that America calls itself the land of the free/ freedom.
In denmark everybody can get an education and go to collage and university, without paying (actually you get money if your over 18... so you don't have too work a full job but can get bye working only half time).