Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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The battle in the Nebraska Legislature to get some common sense put back into the way we treat unexcused absences in public schools has gotten some national play:
The writer is a CNN correspondent. This is her personal parenting blog.
It is interesting and amazing to find out that each time your child is tardy, by even one minute, it is computed as one hour of an unexcused absence. Those add up along with days of illness, family vacations, even school-sponsored sports and academic competitions that take place during the school day, such as the girls' golf team at the State tournament, or the swimming team competing clear across the state . . . so parents, beware, and yumpin' Yiminy, contact your state senator STAT to pass Sen. Fulton's fix of the truancy law and stop this insane micromanaging.
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