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2012-12-13 08:01:29 PM  
So, typical teenager?
 
2012-12-13 08:05:45 PM  
From the looks of dad, I can see where he gets it from.
 
2012-12-13 08:08:32 PM  
Must be on the varsity football team.
 
2012-12-13 08:15:50 PM  
SO WHY THE FARK ARE YOU SENDING HIM TO HIGH SCHOOL?
 
2012-12-13 08:17:02 PM  
If his kid has the mental capacity of a 6-month-old, why is he in school? We don't send actual 6-month-olds to school, so why this kid?
 
2012-12-13 08:24:04 PM  

ToxicMunkee: If his kid has the mental capacity of a 6-month-old, why is he in school? We don't send actual 6-month-olds to school, so why this kid?


No shiat. I brought this up in another thread: some special needs programs need to be re-thought. This kid can't speak, walk, read, or write. School is not a place for him. The parents are using the school system as the world's most expensive babysitter.
 
2012-12-13 08:28:00 PM  
Dude, this takes place in Georgia.

They were probably marking on a curve.
 
2012-12-13 08:28:36 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: SO WHY THE FARK ARE YOU SENDING HIM TO HIGH SCHOOL?


THIS100.
 
2012-12-13 08:32:43 PM  
I bet he's tardy a lot.
 
2012-12-13 08:34:37 PM  
An "A" for effort?
 
2012-12-13 08:47:41 PM  
He's likely in school because the school systems get money from the government for each enrolled student.
 
This article has a chart showing how much different states receive yearly for enrolled students.  This is federal, state and local spending.  For Georgia it's $8,000-$10,000 yearly per student. 
 
http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/06/21/155515613/how-much-does-th e- government-spend-to-send-a-kid-to-school
 
2012-12-13 08:55:07 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: He's likely in school because the school systems get money from the government for each enrolled student.
 
This article has a chart showing how much different states receive yearly for enrolled students.  This is federal, state and local spending.  For Georgia it's $8,000-$10,000 yearly per student. 
 
http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2012/06/21/155515613/how-much-does-th e- government-spend-to-send-a-kid-to-school


And how much are they pending on that kid and his care? I have to wonder if they aren't putting him on the rolls for the money, but spending more than they get for him which takes resources away from some other kid's subsidy.
 
2012-12-13 09:08:37 PM  
Putting a child that severely disabled in school is offensive.
 
2012-12-13 09:20:55 PM  

Lsherm: ToxicMunkee: If his kid has the mental capacity of a 6-month-old, why is he in school? We don't send actual 6-month-olds to school, so why this kid?

No shiat. I brought this up in another thread: some special needs programs need to be re-thought. This kid can't speak, walk, read, or write. School is not a place for him. The parents are using the school system as the world's most expensive babysitter.


It is always the people that are the most demanding, draining, and least reciprocal that will make the most noise. They create problems for everyone and a diversion for kids that are there to learn.

Coco LaFemme: Putting a child that severely disabled in school is offensive.


Yet the father feels the need to b*tch about testing when the real issue is his unfortunate genetic mishap.
 
2012-12-13 09:23:22 PM  
There are separate programs JUST for people like this. It's great to have him exposed to people and activities regularly because they ARE real people, but he doesn't belong in that setting.

dahmers love zombie: I bet he's tardy a lot.


Keep up with the "Funny" votes. LOLed my ass off.
 
2012-12-13 09:38:11 PM  
As long as this child is capable of love I don't care what grade they give him.
 
2012-12-13 09:48:26 PM  
If I was Dad, I'd be getting a well-earned laugh out of that transcript, not publicly criticizing the school that gives me respite.
 
2012-12-13 09:51:01 PM  
Why do we even put people like that in school? Find some task they're capable of and put them to work as soon as they're physically capable.
 
2012-12-13 09:54:30 PM  
Is this maybe thing where the law requires him to go to school, despite his disability? That's what I assumed when I read it, but plenty of y'all are acting like they had other options?
 
2012-12-13 10:11:40 PM  

serial_crusher: Is this maybe thing where the law requires him to go to school, despite his disability? That's what I assumed when I read it, but plenty of y'all are acting like they had other options?



That's very likely the scenario.  Even if a child is incapable of learning, they have to either attend a public or private school or be home schooled.  They cannot legally be denied an education, even if they can't take advantage of it.
 
And of course, butts in the chair mean more money for the schools. 
 
2012-12-13 10:12:20 PM  
With those kinds of grades he should have no problem qualifying for scholarships at ivy league schools.

No child left behind!
 
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2012-12-13 10:22:59 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: SO WHY THE FARK ARE YOU SENDING HIM TO HIGH SCHOOL?


I suppose dad would prefer that they fail the kid, kick him out of school so mom and dad can pay someone to look after him all day. I guess they're mad they aren't being forced to get boot strappy.
 
2012-12-13 10:35:35 PM  
How do you adapt algebra for someone with learning disabilities? I mean... it's f*cking algebra!
 
2012-12-13 10:39:28 PM  
Why aren't the parents more involved with the school? I mean, they should have noticed their son was signed up for these classes. They should have been in contact with the teachers. This should not have been a surprise.
 
2012-12-13 10:39:59 PM  

Lsherm: ToxicMunkee: If his kid has the mental capacity of a 6-month-old, why is he in school? We don't send actual 6-month-olds to school, so why this kid?

No shiat. I brought this up in another thread: some special needs programs need to be re-thought. This kid can't speak, walk, read, or write. School is not a place for him. The parents are using the school system as the world's most expensive babysitter.


I'd bet good money that there would be no assistance of any kind for the kid if he wasn't kept in school every day. Got to make sure we're not giving aid to people who don't "deserve" it, right? Got to make government assistance as hard to get as possible and as humiliating as possible.
 
2012-12-13 10:40:34 PM  

NewportBarGuy: How do you adapt algebra for someone with learning disabilities? I mean... it's f*cking algebra!


This isn't just learning disabilities, like dyslexia or even autism. This is someone who has the mental capacity of a 6 month old. We're beyond "learning disabilities" at this point and barreling head-long into "profound mental retardation."

Someone that completely disabled should not be in school, because they lack the ability to be educated. They will never progress beyond the infant level, mentally. You can't homeschool a child like that, and a private school won't do any better. They are beyond hope. It's sad, and I can't imagine how traumatic it must be for the parents, but putting them in a public high school and letting them just sit there while teachers do nothing but check their name off, give them a 100, and pass them along.....this does what, exactly? How does this benefit the child?
 
2012-12-13 10:41:05 PM  

Methadone Girls: Why aren't the parents more involved with the school? I mean, they should have noticed their son was signed up for these classes. They should have been in contact with the teachers. This should not have been a surprise.


I'd also bet those are automatic enrolls and the school has no money for a proper special assistance program because it got cut by Republicans.
 
2012-12-13 10:47:33 PM  

Coco LaFemme: NewportBarGuy: How do you adapt algebra for someone with learning disabilities? I mean... it's f*cking algebra!

This isn't just learning disabilities, like dyslexia or even autism. This is someone who has the mental capacity of a 6 month old. We're beyond "learning disabilities" at this point and barreling head-long into "profound mental retardation."

Someone that completely disabled should not be in school, because they lack the ability to be educated. They will never progress beyond the infant level, mentally. You can't homeschool a child like that, and a private school won't do any better. They are beyond hope. It's sad, and I can't imagine how traumatic it must be for the parents, but putting them in a public high school and letting them just sit there while teachers do nothing but check their name off, give them a 100, and pass them along.....this does what, exactly? How does this benefit the child?


They cannot be educated? Are you farking kidding me? They absolutely be educated, just not in the traditional sense. For them, the education is learning life skills, which are the classes this child should be enrolled in. He should be learning how to care for himself and not about algebra. They are beyond hope??? Just wow.
 
2012-12-13 10:48:52 PM  

Coco LaFemme: this does what, exactly? How does this benefit the child?


Well, I'd like to think that social interaction with other kids, teachers etc might be beneficial to the child regardless of their mental capacity. I'd agree that alternative programs should be established. If they need a primary caregiver/educator in the home, the district or state should provide them with the funding to do so if they don't meet a certain financial threshold.

We had a fair amount of mentally disabled kids at my school. Several of us took it upon ourselves to be involved with them at gym or lunch, which was the only time they interacted with us normies. I think a few of them could be classified as similar to this kid. I like think we had a mildly beneficial impact on them. We didn't let anyone make fun of them, that's for damn sure.
 
2012-12-13 10:51:43 PM  

GAT_00: Methadone Girls: Why aren't the parents more involved with the school? I mean, they should have noticed their son was signed up for these classes. They should have been in contact with the teachers. This should not have been a surprise.

I'd also bet those are automatic enrolls and the school has no money for a proper special assistance program because it got cut by Republicans.


Colour me shocked.
 
2012-12-13 10:53:10 PM  

Methadone Girls: Coco LaFemme: NewportBarGuy: How do you adapt algebra for someone with learning disabilities? I mean... it's f*cking algebra!

This isn't just learning disabilities, like dyslexia or even autism. This is someone who has the mental capacity of a 6 month old. We're beyond "learning disabilities" at this point and barreling head-long into "profound mental retardation."

Someone that completely disabled should not be in school, because they lack the ability to be educated. They will never progress beyond the infant level, mentally. You can't homeschool a child like that, and a private school won't do any better. They are beyond hope. It's sad, and I can't imagine how traumatic it must be for the parents, but putting them in a public high school and letting them just sit there while teachers do nothing but check their name off, give them a 100, and pass them along.....this does what, exactly? How does this benefit the child?

They cannot be educated? Are you farking kidding me? They absolutely be educated, just not in the traditional sense. For them, the education is learning life skills, which are the classes this child should be enrolled in. He should be learning how to care for himself and not about algebra. They are beyond hope??? Just wow.


A 6 month old can care for themselves? That's news to me. Someone who is going to stay 6 months old mentally for the rest of their lives will never learn to care for themselves. I'm not saying dump the kid in an institution, which is what would have happened 100 years ago, I'm saying that putting the child in school is a completely fruitless endeavor.
 
2012-12-13 11:04:38 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Someone that completely disabled should not be in school, because they lack the ability to be educated. They will never progress beyond the infant level, mentally. You can't homeschool a child like that, and a private school won't do any better. They are beyond hope. It's sad, and I can't imagine how traumatic it must be for the parents, but putting them in a public high school and letting them just sit there while teachers do nothing but check their name off, give them a 100, and pass them along.....this does what, exactly? How does this benefit the child?

They cannot be educated? Are you farking kidding me? They absolutely be educated, just not in the traditional sense. For them, the education is learning life skills, which are the classes this child should be enrolled in. He should be learning how to care for himself and not about algebra. They are beyond hope??? Just wow.

A 6 month old can care for themselves? That's news to me. Someone who is going to stay 6 months old mentally for the rest of their lives will never learn to care for themselves. I'm not saying dump the kid in an institution, which is what would have happened 100 years ago, I'm saying that putting the child in school is a completely fruitless endeavor.


You have no idea what that child will be able to learn if you don't try to teach them. You're not saying dump the kid in an institution. It's just offensive that they are in a school at all. Completely fruitless endeavor. You have no idea the impact caring for him may have on the students who volunteer in his class or surround him. *shakes head* His parents should have known what classes their son was in. They should have pushed for more appropriate classes, absolutely, but please don't write off people as valueless just because they won't achieve your expectations.
 
2012-12-13 11:11:12 PM  

Methadone Girls: Coco LaFemme: Someone that completely disabled should not be in school, because they lack the ability to be educated. They will never progress beyond the infant level, mentally. You can't homeschool a child like that, and a private school won't do any better. They are beyond hope. It's sad, and I can't imagine how traumatic it must be for the parents, but putting them in a public high school and letting them just sit there while teachers do nothing but check their name off, give them a 100, and pass them along.....this does what, exactly? How does this benefit the child?

They cannot be educated? Are you farking kidding me? They absolutely be educated, just not in the traditional sense. For them, the education is learning life skills, which are the classes this child should be enrolled in. He should be learning how to care for himself and not about algebra. They are beyond hope??? Just wow.

A 6 month old can care for themselves? That's news to me. Someone who is going to stay 6 months old mentally for the rest of their lives will never learn to care for themselves. I'm not saying dump the kid in an institution, which is what would have happened 100 years ago, I'm saying that putting the child in school is a completely fruitless endeavor.

You have no idea what that child will be able to learn if you don't try to teach them. You're not saying dump the kid in an institution. It's just offensive that they are in a school at all. Completely fruitless endeavor. You have no idea the impact caring for him may have on the students who volunteer in his class or surround him. *shakes head* His parents should have known what classes their son was in. They should have pushed for more appropriate classes, absolutely, but please don't write off people as valueless just because they won't achieve your expectations.


I didn't say this kid was valueless. Glenn Beck is valueless. I'm saying I don't understand how you can possibly hope to teach someone to care for themselves when they will be mentally an infant until the day they die. I've seen 6 month old children. They are completely and utterly dependent on adults for everything they do. Feeding them, cleaning them, getting them around. They are helpless, in every since of the word. You can't teach a 6 month old child how to wipe themselves, or use the toilet, or feed themselves, or dress themselves.

Yes, it is offensive to put this kid in a public high school, because a public high school is not the place for a child disabled to such a great degree.
 
2012-12-13 11:31:57 PM  

Coco LaFemme: Methadone Girls: Coco LaFemme: Someone that completely disabled should not be in school, because they lack the ability to be educated. They will never progress beyond the infant level, mentally. You can't homeschool a child like that, and a private school won't do any better. They are beyond hope. It's sad, and I can't imagine how traumatic it must be for the parents, but putting them in a public high school and letting them just sit there while teachers do nothing but check their name off, give them a 100, and pass them along.....this does what, exactly? How does this benefit the child?

They cannot be educated? Are you farking kidding me? They absolutely be educated, just not in the traditional sense. For them, the education is learning life skills, which are the classes this child should be enrolled in. He should be learning how to care for himself and not about algebra. They are beyond hope??? Just wow.

A 6 month old can care for themselves? That's news to me. Someone who is going to stay 6 months old mentally for the rest of their lives will never learn to care for themselves. I'm not saying dump the kid in an institution, which is what would have happened 100 years ago, I'm saying that putting the child in school is a completely fruitless endeavor.

You have no idea what that child will be able to learn if you don't try to teach them. You're not saying dump the kid in an institution. It's just offensive that they are in a school at all. Completely fruitless endeavor. You have no idea the impact caring for him may have on the students who volunteer in his class or surround him. *shakes head* His parents should have known what classes their son was in. They should have pushed for more appropriate classes, absolutely, but please don't write off people as valueless just because they won't achieve your expectations.

I didn't say this kid was valueless. Glenn Beck is valueless. I'm saying I don't understand how you can possibly hope to teach s ...


No, you said this child is beyond hope. You said to put this child in a public school would be a fruitless endeavor.

You don't know that until you try. If you're not willing to try, you've written that person off.

Where else are you supposed to try to teach them this? Schools are supposed to be set up with special needs classes. There should be at least one school in this child's district with one class that's appropriate for this child, and if there's not, why not?
 
2012-12-13 11:45:00 PM  
You keep missing the point of what I'm trying to say, which is kind of annoying. He does not belong in school. He belongs at home, where he can receive the care he needs. He has the mental capacity of a 6 month old. Go find a 6 month old and try and teach it how to care for itself in the most basic of ways, then get back to me on how far you got. I'm reasonably certain you won't get far. How do I know this? Because we've all been around infants. They are utterly helpless and reliant on everyone around them for everything. That's where he is right now, only unlike an infant, he's always going to stay this way.

You keep saying "special needs" like this student is on the same level as someone with Downs Syndrome or cerebral palsy. He is much, much, much more profoundly disabled than that, and I would assert that most schools do not have the facilities to care for a student like that.
 
2012-12-13 11:46:42 PM  
Um, maybe he's a precocious six-month old?
 
2012-12-13 11:48:09 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: SO WHY THE FARK ARE YOU SENDING HIM TO HIGH SCHOOL?


For a change, they thought he'd like to crap himself out of the house.
 
2012-12-13 11:49:05 PM  
I'm a bit puzzled why this is an argument. Coco LaFemme is correct.
 
2012-12-13 11:49:09 PM  
Getting grades for nothing but being different? Purely retarded? Kid could be President someday.
 
2012-12-13 11:50:54 PM  
My goal isn't for him to do algebra. My goal is to have him walk.

Is "teaching students to walk" part of normal public school curriculum?
 
2012-12-13 11:51:06 PM  
At least he doesn't have the capacity to realize how big of a cock his dad is being.
 
2012-12-13 11:51:27 PM  
if he has the mental capacity of a six month old, what the fark is he doing in high school?
 
2012-12-13 11:51:34 PM  

Lsherm: world's most expensive babysitter.


You know how I know you don't have kids that go to daycare?
 
2012-12-13 11:51:40 PM  
They should have given that kid "potato" for a grade. He would have been none the wiser.
 
2012-12-13 11:52:19 PM  

Valiente: Eddie Adams from Torrance: SO WHY THE FARK ARE YOU SENDING HIM TO HIGH SCHOOL?

For a change, they thought he'd like to crap himself out of the house.


Good god I feel so bad right now
 
2012-12-13 11:52:45 PM  
How does this mental capacity thing work when going the other way? I mean, say someone is incredibly smart when they are six, do people say they have the mental capacity of a hundred year old? A twenty-five year old? Could this age thing be a more subjective scale to measure intelligence than taking an IQ test?
 
2012-12-13 11:53:08 PM  

dahmers love zombie: I bet he's tardy a lot.


+1
 
2012-12-13 11:53:44 PM  
Not trying to really be a troll here, but maybe everyone is already well aware that this kid will never become a productive member of society. Maybe the reason he's in High School is that as a human being and American citizen he deserves to be let out of his house and have the opportunity to socialize with the public. shiat, maybe his parents deserve to keep him out of their hair for a few hours a day just like every other American parent of a teenager.
 
2012-12-13 11:54:14 PM  

serial_crusher: Why do we even put people like that in school? Find some task they're capable of and put them to work as soon as they're physically capable.


There's not much call for rabbit squeezers these days.
 
2012-12-13 11:54:32 PM  

Lsherm: ToxicMunkee: If his kid has the mental capacity of a 6-month-old, why is he in school? We don't send actual 6-month-olds to school, so why this kid?

No shiat. I brought this up in another thread: some special needs programs need to be re-thought. This kid can't speak, walk, read, or write. School is not a place for him. The parents are using the school system as the world's most expensive babysitter.


Well, to be fair, if they didn't send him, they'd probably have a police officer on their doorstep asking why he wasn't at school.
 
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