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Old 09-07-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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Is this discrimination? It's a novel...

My child didn't get to pick his freshman classes until a month before school was suppose to start because he needed to finish summer school first and graduate from 8th grade.

Anyways, because he couldn't pick his classes right away he got stuck in a different lunch than all the other freshman so he is missing out on all the fun freshman activities they do during 'freshman' lunch. We tried to get them to change it but there just isn't room for him in the class he would take if he switched his 4th hour to be in freshman lunch. Does that make sense?

I posted on Facebook about how sad it was that he couldn't do these fun things because he was in a different lunch. I got a few people saying that the school was discriminating against him because he couldn't pick the classes he wanted and go with the other kids. I do agree it's sad but it's not discrimination, right? I mean, if he would have taken school seriously last year he could have picked the classes he wanted and been with all the other freshman. I'm now wondering if I'm wrong on this?

Everyone says I should fight with the school and get him in the different lunch but that would mean sticking him in a class overflowing with kids already.

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Old 09-07-2013, 12:45 PM   #2
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If their rule is you can't pick your classes until you finish summer school, than that's how it is. My son wants to switch one of his classes, but it's full. The end.
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It doesn't sound like discrimination to me.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:50 PM   #4
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Re: Is this discrimination? It's a novel...

It's not discrimination. It's what would be known as natural consequences. He didn't get good enough grades to move on to high school without needing summer school. As a result, he couldn't get the right classes to allow him to participate in the freshman activities. The only way I would consider it discrimination would be if he had special needs that were not being addressed with an IEP that contributed to his grade problems.
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If their rule is you can't pick your classes until you finish summer school, than that's how it is. My son wants to switch one of his classes, but it's full. The end.
This.

Those crying discrimination are probably those with "precious darlings" who are never allowed to suffer a natural consequence.
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It's not discrimination. It's what would be known as natural consequences. He didn't get good enough grades to move on to high school without needing summer school. As a result, he couldn't get the right classes to allow him to participate in the freshman activities. The only way I would consider it discrimination would be if he had special needs that were not being addressed with an IEP that contributed to his grade problems.
Yes to this. I couldn't have said it better myself.
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It's not discrimination. It's what would be known as natural consequences. He didn't get good enough grades to move on to high school without needing summer school. As a result, he couldn't get the right classes to allow him to participate in the freshman activities. The only way I would consider it discrimination would be if he had special needs that were not being addressed with an IEP that contributed to his grade problems.
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I agree with everyone else. This is a natural consequence to not taking his schooling last year seriously. Maybe it will motivate him to do better this year.
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I agree with everyone else. This is a natural consequence to not taking his schooling last year seriously. Maybe it will motivate him to do better this year.
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It's not discrimination. It's what would be known as natural consequences. He didn't get good enough grades to move on to high school without needing summer school. As a result, he couldn't get the right classes to allow him to participate in the freshman activities. The only way I would consider it discrimination would be if he had special needs that were not being addressed with an IEP that contributed to his grade problems.
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