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Old 11-30-2010, 07:43 PM
 
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One of my students arrived to school very late this morning. He normally rides the school bus. He missed the bus and instead of mom driving him to school (since she is home at that time), she told him to get on the city public transportation bus. However, he got on the WRONG BUS and ended up downtown! Somehow he was able to use someone's phone to call his father (parents divorced) to come get him. It scares me to think what could have happened to him.


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I'm so glad that the angel on his shoulder was working overtime and helped him find a good person to help him in his time of need. I hope the dad reams out the mother for that one.
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Wow...what a moron of a mother. Thank goodness he is safe.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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How old is the boy? That would matter when taking public transportation. Maybe he knows how to take it and does it all the time? I know many of use think it's bad parenting, but in a large urban school district around me they don't have bussing...all the kids take public transportation if they don't have a ride. I see little kids taking the busses/trains all the time. Believe me...the city isn't the safest either.

It'd often difficult for suburban/rural teachers to grasp how things are in the city. Things that they would never imagine happen all the time.

Now...if the boy is little and was clueless as to how to take the city transportation...that is bad parenting.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:50 AM
 
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He is 10, however he is a very special needs kiddo.


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Old 12-01-2010, 09:00 AM
 
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Ok...then that's crappy parenting...
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:14 PM
 
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I was a little taken aback my first year teaching inner city when the older brother (3rd grade) of one of my students came to pick up one of my students (1st grade) and off they went to the city bus stop. It was common practice at our school. I think the rule was at least one of the siblings had to be in at least 3rd grade in order for the students to travel on public transportation. Eye opening to say the least.
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:03 PM
 
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(I highly doubt No Elephants is an idiot and would call a parent out for letting a kid ride a city bus if that is common practice in the area.)

I'm racking my brain trying to come up with a story to match that much incompetence. What a moron.
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:12 PM
 
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Makes us feel bad for the kiddos with those type of parents they have to live with. I had a student whose mother was taken away to the mental hospital Monday night and the boy was at his home until midnight when the grandma went over to his house. I don't really understand how someone would have came and took the mom away and left the boy at home...so something there wasn't right in the story. Apparently the boy is basically raising himself, cooks for himself, and struggles with his work because, well, his mom is really crazy! Sad world for that kid.
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Great parenting -- not
Old 12-02-2010, 07:50 AM
 
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Ok, I am by no means a perfect parent (just ask my son!) but seriously, a 10 year old, esp. one with special needs?

Reminds me of a sixth grade girl a couple years ago... she was falling asleep during the day. Turns out her daddy called her at 2am, he was at the tavern and too drunk to drive, so she had to take the pickup to go get him. Great guy.


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