posted on Feb, 18 2010 @ 11:52 AM
You all need to wake-up. Schools have been punishing students for things that they do outside of school for years. The next time your child joins a
school club or goes out for a sport, demand to see all of the paperwork that accompanies this. You will usually find some kind of "conduct
contract". That contract is considered in effect 24-7 by the school. I know of two cases of 18 year old Seniors being suspended for smoking off
school property (you can smoke legally at 18 in Pennsylvania). I know of several more who were suspended for drinking beer during a non-school trip
to Germany, during the summer. A teacher who was in the group turned them in to the school when classes resumed.
Even if the student hasn't signed a "conduct contract" the schools will not hesitate to involve the Children and Youth authorities. A few years
ago I spent part of the Summer teaching my nephew how to shoot a .22 target rifle. When he went back to school (9th grade) he had to write one of
those "What I did During the Summer" papers. He mentioned learning how to shoot in the paper. A few days after this the CYA people came knocking
on my Sister's door, demanding to see how their guns were stored. When my Sister told them that there were no guns in her house, they handed her a
copy of my Nephew's paper. His English teacher faxed a copy of the paper to CYA along with her concerns about my Nephew's safety in a house loaded
with guns. When my Sister told them that they were my guns, they showed up on my doorstep threatening to get a Court Order preventing me from having
anything to do with my Sister's kids. I told them to get a warrant, which they did. They came back with a Cop who just happened to be a friend of
mine. I showed him how I store my guns, while they waited on the porch because I wouldn't let them in my house. Two weeks after all of this, my
Nephew tries out for and makes the School's Rifle Team. They shoot .22 target rifles, the same as I taught my Nephew how to shoot. He was shooting
the rifle that my Father got me when I made the team in 9th grade.
My wife is a teacher (Jr, High Science). She has to attend these continuing education classes both during the school year and during the Summer
breaks. If she doesn't attend, she can lose her teaching certificate. In these classes they are taught that the Parents do not know how to raise
their children. Only the teacher's and the schools acting as Advocates for the Child know what's best. My son is only two years old and we have
agreed that he will be home schooled or cyber schooled.