Tim Skubick: Hoax reveals education’s woes: ‘To lie about why your child is …

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News from MLive.com:

Back in the day, when you messed up at school, you not only got in trouble with the teacher, but when you got home you got a double dose of trouble from your parents.

Oh my, the cultural sea change. Now if you misbehave at school, you get in trouble with the teacher and once the parents find out, it’s the teacher who gets in trouble, not the kid!

Just look at the teacher who broke up a fight with a broom. She got fired, and the parents were anything but supportive.

Or how about the seniors at an all-girls school who got a little carried away on the last day of classes. Their antics resulted in the cancellation of a special program that night.

Administrators thought they made the right call.

Some of the helicopter moms did not agree. The Detroit Free Press reports once they landed, “the moms were going crazy, screaming at the administration. They said their daughters earned this,” according to one student. The protesting parents reached 100, and “when it got out of hand, the cops were called.”

Some might ask, When did parents forget there are consequences for your behavior?

This was clearly a teaching moment, but what lesson……………. continues on MLive.com

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BRENTWOOD — Parents of special education students who recently protested in front of Brentwood Union School District headquarters are calling for districtwide reform, including greater inclusion for special needs children on campuses and an end to alleged retaliation against proactive parents by district officials.

Parents for Special Education Reform claim that their children are being treated unfairly and even excluded from grade-level field trips. Group members said parents who advocate on behalf of their children by filing complaints against the district with the state or taking legal action are being targeted.

An independent agency needs to help guide the district with its special education program, according to the group. Recently, 13 Brentwood families filed complaints with the federal Office for Civil Rights in San Francisco, and a six-month investigation into the retaliation and discrimination claims is underway.

“We want all children to be treated not equal but fair,” parent Tiffany Herron-Lumpkin said.

One district practice mentioned was parents of special education children being required to obtain……………. continues on Contra Costa Times

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