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(Austin News KXAN)   Texas school has it priorities straight, will suspend student for taking SAT   (kxan.com) divider line 161
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2013-10-08 10:26:29 AM
Suspended from the cheerleader squad. Very reasonable penalty for missing games.
 
2013-10-08 10:31:18 AM
It's Texas. Of course athletics come before academics.
 
2013-10-08 10:41:59 AM
"We believe it is a mischaracterization to say that any student is being punished for taking the SAT," the district said in a statement. "When cheerleaders miss a scheduled event for any reason they are aware there will be disciplinary consequences."

How is it possible that someone would be able to say those two sentences consecutively and still stand by the first one after the second one crossed their lips?
 
2013-10-08 11:02:28 AM
read the comments...always get all the facts before getting your panties in a wad.......
 
2013-10-08 11:39:34 AM
Let's see if they would suspend the starting QB if missing practice to take the SAT was the third strike.
 
2013-10-08 01:09:14 PM

plmyfngr: read the comments...always get all the facts before getting your panties in a wad.......


The girl's mom is all over the comments. Pretty funny.
 
2013-10-08 01:27:05 PM
Where are your priorities, missy?
You get out there and you CHEER for your RAPIST!!
 
2013-10-08 01:30:54 PM

mediablitz: plmyfngr: read the comments...always get all the facts before getting your panties in a wad.......

The girl's mom is all over the comments. Pretty funny.


No wai!  I'm sure it is some totally different "Cheer Mom" entering those comments.
 
2013-10-08 01:33:13 PM

factoryconnection: mediablitz: plmyfngr: read the comments...always get all the facts before getting your panties in a wad.......

The girl's mom is all over the comments. Pretty funny.

No wai!  I'm sure it is some totally different "Cheer Mom" entering those comments.


And notice she is a "Cheer Mom", not a "SAT Mom". Living vicariously through your child...
 
2013-10-08 01:42:14 PM
DESECRATION!

Also, I hope this girl makes the most of her continued education and doesn't turn out to be the dummy her CheerMom appears to be from the comments.
 
2013-10-08 02:00:02 PM
Excellent troll headline, subby. Everyone saw "suspend" and thought "from classes." RTFA and wonder why the f*ck this is considered news -- much less worthy of a green light.
 
2013-10-08 02:04:01 PM

Speaker2Animals: Excellent troll headline, subby. Everyone saw "suspend" and thought "from classes." RTFA and wonder why the f*ck this is considered news -- much less worthy of a green light.


You sound disgruntled. You know what you need?

The PERFECT CHEER!
 
2013-10-08 02:04:32 PM
Pflugerville?
 
2013-10-08 02:13:43 PM
Meh, she's trying to pad her record with every extracurricular activity she can to try and get into a good school and she overbooked herself. *shrug*
 
2013-10-08 02:28:02 PM
Its her third strike, means she missed two beforehand--and thats no one's fault but her's.
 
2013-10-08 02:28:45 PM
Everyone knows football is more important than them there book smarts in Texas. Yee-haw!
 
2013-10-08 02:28:45 PM

exick: "We believe it is a mischaracterization to say that any student is being punished for taking the SAT," the district said in a statement. "When cheerleaders miss a scheduled event for any reason they are aware there will be disciplinary consequences."

How is it possible that someone would be able to say those two sentences consecutively and still stand by the first one after the second one crossed their lips?


Doublethink is easy once you've practiced enough.
 
2013-10-08 02:28:57 PM
Meanwhile, the other cheerleaders on the squad wonder how do you spell "SAT".
 
2013-10-08 02:30:29 PM

Best Princess Celestia: Its her third strike, means she missed two beforehand--and thats no one's fault but her's.


One previous strike was for a school function held for one of her classes. This one was for an SAT test.

Should she really be at fault?
 
2013-10-08 02:30:31 PM
You miss practices or events and you are suspended or off the team and someone else takes your spot. This is working as intended. We had players on the football team who got sick and lost their spots and had to earn them back. We had players who were injured and no longer had their spots when they returned. The way they are portraying this is slanted. They are not suspending her from the squad for taking the SATs but missing the event. I am surprised they have a strike system even. For us, your spot was always in jeopardy. Hell, showing up LATE for practice or running onto the field 10 seconds late because you had to poop could earn you a suspension.
 
2013-10-08 02:30:32 PM

Best Princess Celestia: Its her third strike, means she missed two beforehand--and thats no one's fault but her's.


Those two strikes were from last year.  They don't reset with each academic year? That's dumb.  Hell, even floating calendar year is dumb.
 
2013-10-08 02:30:59 PM

Earguy: Let's see if they would suspend the starting QB if missing practice to take the SAT was the third strike.


That makes no sense.  Why would the QB need to miss practice while someone else is taking the SAT for him?
 
2013-10-08 02:31:25 PM
Stop mixing your metaphors!  Three STRIKES is baseball, she's a FOOTBALL cheerleader.
Keep you eye on the ball, people.
 
2013-10-08 02:31:43 PM
I thought SATs were your junior year? Texas any different? Did she skip a grade?
 
2013-10-08 02:31:46 PM

Sybarite: Pflugerville?


The last 'L' is silent.
 
2013-10-08 02:31:49 PM

Sybarite: Pflugerville?


Yep.  Trout Fishing in America has a great song about Pflugerville but I can't find it on the internets.  When I was a kid Pflugerville was a small ranching town. Now it's a generic suburb of Austin.
 
2013-10-08 02:31:52 PM
"They should be able to take this SAT test without any stress or frustration," Ally's mom said.

They need someone like this running their schools instead of the current asshats in charge.
 
2013-10-08 02:32:11 PM

skinink: Meanwhile, the other cheerleaders on the squad wonder how do you spell "SAT".


Well???? Don't leave us hanging!
 
2013-10-08 02:32:24 PM
She hopes to double major at Purdue in computer science and international business.

I don't think being suspended from cheerleading should be of such a concern to her that she takes it to the media if it has no bearing on her future, which it clearly doesn't.

Of course, we all know her mom is driving this "controversy".
 
2013-10-08 02:33:18 PM
I think we will need more pictures of cheerleaders to make a conscious decision.

farm2.staticflickr.com

/of age of course
 
2013-10-08 02:34:02 PM
Cheer is shiate anyway.

How are you going to turn that into employment?

Take the SAT and fark Cheer. Education is more important.

But, SAT test dates are known well in advance. I guess she should have some one of the previous misses so she wouldn't get booted.
 
2013-10-08 02:34:07 PM
Jeebus, don't know why she's going to college, she already has a PHD in whiny biatch.

These policies for team participation aren't punitive in nature, they are meant to reward the people who show up.  What this means is that she sits on the sidelines for a couple of weeks.  You know what else it means?  That someone else who has been sitting on the bench for all those weeks she wasn't there gets to go out there and participate - it's a reward.

Why is it a news story when a student and an activities club BOTH have their priorities in order?
 
2013-10-08 02:34:12 PM

mediablitz: Best Princess Celestia: Its her third strike, means she missed two beforehand--and thats no one's fault but her's.

One previous strike was for a school function held for one of her classes. This one was for an SAT test.

Should she really be at fault?


They aren't holding her at fault. It is a simple system that does not discriminate. You don't get to pick and choose what events you attend and expect still to have a spot on the team, even if it is a good excuse. We have a girl at work here who has chronic absences, but oh they are "good absences". Consistently, she is out on Mondays because her father is ill. She has a flat tire, she has roof leaks, she was talking to a client on the phone and was late, she has allergies, she worked late one night and now she is too tired to come in, her boyfriend's friend passed away unexpectedly. We have a very simple policy concerning time off and absences. Because you have a series of unfortunate events that aren't your "fault" does not mean you can skirt the rules.
 
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2013-10-08 02:35:15 PM
Oh sweet baby Jesus, I thought they were going to suspend her from school for 3 weeks for missing a cheerleading event.
 
2013-10-08 02:35:35 PM
Wasn't this news last week?  And didn't the school already come out and say that she wouldn't be penalized for taking the SAT?
 
2013-10-08 02:35:57 PM

wambu


"They should be able to take this SAT test without any stress or frustration," Ally's mom said.

They need someone like this running their schools instead of the current asshats in charge.


They need someone who says "Scholastic Aptitude Test test"?
 
2013-10-08 02:35:59 PM

the money is in the banana stand: mediablitz: Best Princess Celestia: Its her third strike, means she missed two beforehand--and thats no one's fault but her's.

One previous strike was for a school function held for one of her classes. This one was for an SAT test.

Should she really be at fault?

They aren't holding her at fault. It is a simple system that does not discriminate. You don't get to pick and choose what events you attend and expect still to have a spot on the team, even if it is a good excuse. We have a girl at work here who has chronic absences, but oh they are "good absences". Consistently, she is out on Mondays because her father is ill. She has a flat tire, she has roof leaks, she was talking to a client on the phone and was late, she has allergies, she worked late one night and now she is too tired to come in, her boyfriend's friend passed away unexpectedly. We have a very simple policy concerning time off and absences. Because you have a series of unfortunate events that aren't your "fault" does not mean you can skirt the rules.


Yes, but there's this thing called compassion.  Had she been an amazing individual up to a streak of bad luck, they could easily use own discretion.  Now if she was a habitual abuser of the system, yeah, come down on her hard.
 
2013-10-08 02:36:00 PM
They're only suspending her from the cheerleading squad, which makes some sense if you miss cheerleading events.  Ultimately none of it has any impact on her academic future, which she's (rightly) putting first.

I really can't see any problem here.  There aren't 30 hours in a day and 8 days in a week, so something has to give.  That's life, and it's a good lesson to learn.  At least she's prioritizing responsibly.
 
2013-10-08 02:36:05 PM
She's missed cheer functions which means she is going to be kicked off the cheer squad and otherwise she will go off to college and lead a healthy life.

In short: eat a bullet submitter.
 
2013-10-08 02:36:17 PM

styckx: I think we will need more pictures of cheerleaders to make a conscious decision.


Did you mean conclusive, or are you unconscious right now.
 
2013-10-08 02:37:10 PM

yequalsy: Sybarite: Pflugerville?

Yep.  Trout Fishing in America has a great song about Pflugerville but I can't find it on the internets.  When I was a kid Pflugerville was a small ranching town. Now it's a generic suburb of Austin.


BZZZT..wrong.

It's the Austin Lounge Lizards.

http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=aTNvK-VNvx4
 
2013-10-08 02:37:56 PM

exick: "We believe it is a mischaracterization to say that any student is being punished for taking the SAT," the district said in a statement. "When cheerleaders miss a scheduled event for any reason they are aware there will be disciplinary consequences."

How is it possible that someone would be able to say those two sentences consecutively and still stand by the first one after the second one crossed their lips?


Because there were three available 'strikes', the individual was made aware of these three strikes, and flaunted the system twice before.  Shows a lack of commitment and inability to plan ahead as there have been other tests spread throughout the year and there is no minimum age to fall back on as an excuse.
 
2013-10-08 02:38:07 PM

Gimli_Gloin: Cheer is shiate anyway.

How are you going to turn that into employment?

Take the SAT and fark Cheer. Education is more important.

But, SAT test dates are known well in advance. I guess she should have some one of the previous misses so she wouldn't get booted.


I always figured pharma reps were former cheerleaders.
 
2013-10-08 02:39:15 PM

mediablitz: Best Princess Celestia: Its her third strike, means she missed two beforehand--and thats no one's fault but her's.

One previous strike was for a school function held for one of her classes. This one was for an SAT test.

Should she really be at fault?


Ehyup, she should have planned it out better.
 
2013-10-08 02:41:27 PM

rkiller1: Stop mixing your metaphors!  Three STRIKES is baseball, she's a FOOTBALL cheerleader.
Keep you eye on the ball, people.


So that in-the-park home run is right out for you?
 
2013-10-08 02:41:41 PM
Why is it schools stress critical thinking, and then implement policies that prevent such? In essence, make your own decisions, yet do as we say. Sounds like (P)rick Perry is afoot.
 
2013-10-08 02:42:19 PM
What a stupid story.
But the comments were worth it.
 
2013-10-08 02:42:49 PM
I'd have to think that most colleges have pity on students when they see a big TX on their transcripts.
 
2013-10-08 02:43:55 PM

H31N0US: I thought SATs were your junior year? Texas any different? Did she skip a grade?


In Texas you get to take the SATs twice (at least that was the rules a couple of years ago). You can take them once as a Junior and once as a Senior, or twice in the same year.
 
2013-10-08 02:44:00 PM

Alphakronik: I'd have to think that most colleges have pity on students when they see a big TX on their transcripts.


She probably calls her college destination 'Furdue'.
 
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