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on behalf of the student

2012-10-11 18:44:41.044695+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Metafilter user "Eyebrows McGee" talks about sitting on a school expulsion committee:

But fully half of the expulsions I processed in this batch read, "No one appeared on behalf of the student." Not ONE ADULT in the ENTIRE WORLD was willing to show up for an 11-year-old's expulsion hearing. No parents, no grandparent, no relative, no guardian, no pastor, no social worker, no employer or neighbor or coach. Not one adult for a 15-year-old on track to graduate who was in the first trouble of his career (the principal expelling him (properly, under the rules) asked us to give him a suspended sentence, which lets him stay at school as long as he doesn't screw up again, because he's a good kid).

This is why we have to start with free contraception and comprehensive sex ed. And education.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-10-11 19:46:55.205559+00 by: meuon

Global mandatory (reversible) contraception at birth, is a much more important discussion, and socio-political implosion/disaster than the topic of abortion.

My stance in two points:

  1. It is a violation of the most fundamental requirements of "life".
  2. It could change the world, mostly for the better

Unfortunately, it would be a disaster, we could not do it well or completely enough to make it viable.

It's a good theme for a dystopian future science fiction novel, and it's been done to death in various variations. Always with wierd ways around the system.

"Enders Game" comes to mind: "third" was an insulting name for a third child.