posted on Sep, 12 2004 @ 02:47 PM
Sure sure, it wasn't the girl's religion, but you have to remember that the US school system IS NOT a democracy. Studnets are minors with little to
no rights whatsoever. Everything is approved by the parent. MNaybe the kid wants to take SexEd, but if the parent says no, then the child doesn't do
it. Maybe the child wants to learn about evolution, but once again. if the parent says no, the child does not do it. In the immunization case, the
child was not given a voice in the matter because the child really doesnt have one in the first place.
I'm ahighschool student, and I DO think children should have a much bigger voice in the community. The school board and parents aren't the ones
sitting in overcrowded classrooms with no books and asbestos in the cieling! WE ARE!
But honestly, in the case of immunizations,it's law, it's common sense, it's just the way it is whether or not the child's religion is the same as
the parents. Compare it to having to get a physical before entering sports eh?
The kid is getting screwed because of the parent's beliefs, but letting the girl into school without immunization is tearing down the already feeble
structure the educational system is based on.