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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Dad sues school district after son is punished for cheating?!!?

A father is suing his son's Northern California school district for throwing the boy out of an honors English class after he was caught cheating.
The sophomore at Sequoia High School in Redwood City copied someone else's essay, which aside from being just plain wrong, also goes against the "honesty pledge" students sign at the beginning of the class, making it explicitly clear that any cheating will result in expulsion from honors courses.

Clear cut, right?

Well, the dad is pointing out a conflicting school policy that says students won't be punished for cheating until the second time they're caught. Um, can the second incidence of cheating be this dad trying to cheat the school system and bend the rules for his kid?

---Is this lawsuit frivolous or fair?

From website.

1 comment:

Massaro said...

I know it's cliche to say, "It's the parents' fault," but look in this case - IT REALLY IS!!! My parents went to bat for me my whole life, but something that is inexcusably and ethically wrong, I was on my own and forced to pay the piper.

I feel like I hear this theme reoccurring anymore. It's sad, but will adults who should stand up for truth and discipline ever stop getting involved in the wrong way? Really is a shame.

Lastly, if this parent wins - who is to say cheating will be "unpunishable" in the future???