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(Sun Sentinel)   School officials and police agree the easiest way to cut down on the number of students getting arrested for committing crimes is to stop arresting them   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 23
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2013-11-06 08:50:44 AM  
Pete and Repeat were in a boat. Pete fell out. Who was left?
 
2013-11-06 08:53:15 AM  

mirth_in_a_jiffy: Pete and Repeat were in a boat. Pete fell out. Who was left?


A Florida HS student who can't read?
 
2013-11-06 08:55:34 AM  
It took a board meeting to decide that it was counter-productive to arrest for petty offenses? That's sad.
 
2013-11-06 08:56:35 AM  
Subby, they're not being arrested for crimes. They're being arrested for minor disciplinary infractions that used to get you a firm talking to or a trip the the principal's office.
 
2013-11-06 08:57:25 AM  
In a historic move Tuesday, the Broward School Board and several law enforcement agencies agreed to reduce the number of school arrests for minor offenses.

That's the most depressing thing I've read today. When common farking sense is lauded as a "historic move."
 
2013-11-06 08:58:06 AM  
"A Florida HS student who can't read?"
Isn't that all of them?
 
2013-11-06 08:58:27 AM  

sethen320: It took a board meeting to decide that it was counter-productive to arrest for petty offenses? That's sad.


What's sadder is that the fact that they even had the meeting is major progress, and means they're doing much better with this issue than a lot of places around the country.
 
2013-11-06 08:59:06 AM  
I like this interpretation of Florida rather than yesterday's divide by zero headline, so I'm OK with this repeating repeat.  In fact, I'm OK with most repeats, it keeps us all on our toes.
 
2013-11-06 09:00:21 AM  
AN historic.

rules is rules.  That one makes me twitch a little.
 
2013-11-06 09:03:02 AM  
Yikes...reminds me of this:  San Diego Unified School District's  Blueprint to Accelerate the Achievement of African American and African Students 

Every African-American I spoke to about the thing seemed pretty offended by most of the policy suggestions in the document.  Of course, I was speaking to intelligent, hard-working, and often times college-educated African-Americans (my wife among them).
 
2013-11-06 09:05:07 AM  

mirth_in_a_jiffy: Pete and Repeat were in a boat. Pete fell out. Who was left?


Potato.
 
2013-11-06 09:06:01 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: AN historic.

rules is rules.  That one makes me twitch a little.


Then you misunderstand the rule.  You use "an" before a word beginning a silent h or a vowel SOUND.

Prentice Hall Reference Guide to Grammar and Usage says that "a" is used before SOUNDS, not just consonants. Use "an" when the word following it starts with a or an unsounded "h."

The Gregg Reference Manual, Tenth Edition (1101),says, "In speech, both "a historic occasion" and "an historic occasion" are okay. It depends on whether the "his" is sounded or left silent. In writing, "a historic occasion" is the form more often used.

Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition, University of Chicago Press, (5.72) says that the choice depends on the sound of the word it precedes. "A" comes before words with a consonant sound, no matter how the word is spelled. Further, an "an" comes before words with a vowel sound.
 
2013-11-06 09:10:56 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: AN historic.

rules is rules.  That one makes me twitch a little.


i24.photobucket.com
 
2013-11-06 09:13:04 AM  
Wait... a possible common sense approach?  Surely you jest
 
2013-11-06 09:14:24 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: AN historic.

rules is rules.  That one makes me twitch a little.


Are you from East London?
 
2013-11-06 09:15:35 AM  

cptjeff: sethen320: It took a board meeting to decide that it was counter-productive to arrest for petty offenses? That's sad.

What's sadder is that the fact that they even had the meeting is major progress, and means they're doing much better with this issue than a lot of places around the country.


A lot of the problem is parents too. There are a lot of parents too busy trying to continue acting like teenagers and regard their kids as "friends".

Sad as that is, the arrests and fines are sometimes the only consequences a lot of kids ever receive.

That doesn't make petty arrests ok though. Its a bad situation all-around but it would improve greatly if the ones popping out kids would do what they need to at home.
 
2013-11-06 09:18:01 AM  
Again??
 
2013-11-06 09:23:14 AM  

FrancoFile: mirth_in_a_jiffy: Pete and Repeat were in a boat. Pete fell out. Who was left?

A Florida HS student who can't read?


Shocking, isn't it?  There are Florida college students who can't write.  I was once asked to evaluate a marketing proposal done as a class project by two guys, and it was pathetic.
 
2013-11-06 09:58:20 AM  

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: "A Florida HS student who can't read?"
Isn't that all of them?


I read about a college freshman class that was asked to identify Florida (probably the easiest US state) on a US map with state lines and no names.  Over half got it wrong, and it was a college in Florida.
 
2013-11-06 10:01:03 AM  

Inflatable Rhetoric: DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: "A Florida HS student who can't read?"
Isn't that all of them?

I read about a college freshman class that was asked to identify Florida (probably the easiest US state) on a US map with state lines and no names.  Over half got it wrong, and it was a college in Florida.


That does not imply that people in other states would do better.
 
2013-11-06 10:03:09 AM  

sethen320: cptjeff: sethen320: It took a board meeting to decide that it was counter-productive to arrest for petty offenses? That's sad.

What's sadder is that the fact that they even had the meeting is major progress, and means they're doing much better with this issue than a lot of places around the country.

A lot of the problem is parents too. There are a lot of parents too busy trying to continue acting like teenagers and regard their kids as "friends".

Sad as that is, the arrests and fines are sometimes the only consequences a lot of kids ever receive.

That doesn't make petty arrests ok though. Its a bad situation all-around but it would improve greatly if the ones popping out kids would do what they need to at home.


You really don't have a clue about parenting or the issues in disadvantaged communities, do you?

The problem in these communities is not parents not being stern enough. The problem is that parents are often absent altogether. In many cases, that's because they're working 3 jobs. In many cases, that's because the father (and it is almost always the father) isn't there.

The parents being too buddy buddy with their kids thing is a criticism of upper middle class twats who let their kids become entitled little jackasses. In poor communities, the boundaries are often quite present and enforced- in fact, the kinds of discipline you would probably favor are far more prevalent- and the kids do behave in front of their mothers.

The stuff they're being arrested for in these schools is not big stuff- it's minor stuff that suddenly warrants an arrest because it's a cop handling things instead of a teacher.
 
2013-11-06 10:18:10 AM  

cptjeff: sethen320: cptjeff: sethen320: It took a board meeting to decide that it was counter-productive to arrest for petty offenses? That's sad.

What's sadder is that the fact that they even had the meeting is major progress, and means they're doing much better with this issue than a lot of places around the country.

A lot of the problem is parents too. There are a lot of parents too busy trying to continue acting like teenagers and regard their kids as "friends".

Sad as that is, the arrests and fines are sometimes the only consequences a lot of kids ever receive.

That doesn't make petty arrests ok though. Its a bad situation all-around but it would improve greatly if the ones popping out kids would do what they need to at home.

You really don't have a clue about parenting or the issues in disadvantaged communities, do you?

The problem in these communities is not parents not being stern enough. The problem is that parents are often absent altogether. In many cases, that's because they're working 3 jobs. In many cases, that's because the father (and it is almost always the father) isn't there.

The parents being too buddy buddy with their kids thing is a criticism of upper middle class twats who let their kids become entitled little jackasses. In poor communities, the boundaries are often quite present and enforced- in fact, the kinds of discipline you would probably favor are far more prevalent- and the kids do behave in front of their mothers.

The stuff they're being arrested for in these schools is not big stuff- it's minor stuff that suddenly warrants an arrest because it's a cop handling things instead of a teacher.


You sound butthurt.
 
2013-11-06 10:25:23 AM  

sethen320: cptjeff: sethen320: cptjeff: sethen320: It took a board meeting to decide that it was counter-productive to arrest for petty offenses? That's sad.

What's sadder is that the fact that they even had the meeting is major progress, and means they're doing much better with this issue than a lot of places around the country.

A lot of the problem is parents too. There are a lot of parents too busy trying to continue acting like teenagers and regard their kids as "friends".

Sad as that is, the arrests and fines are sometimes the only consequences a lot of kids ever receive.

That doesn't make petty arrests ok though. Its a bad situation all-around but it would improve greatly if the ones popping out kids would do what they need to at home.

You really don't have a clue about parenting or the issues in disadvantaged communities, do you?

The problem in these communities is not parents not being stern enough. The problem is that parents are often absent altogether. In many cases, that's because they're working 3 jobs. In many cases, that's because the father (and it is almost always the father) isn't there.

The parents being too buddy buddy with their kids thing is a criticism of upper middle class twats who let their kids become entitled little jackasses. In poor communities, the boundaries are often quite present and enforced- in fact, the kinds of discipline you would probably favor are far more prevalent- and the kids do behave in front of their mothers.

The stuff they're being arrested for in these schools is not big stuff- it's minor stuff that suddenly warrants an arrest because it's a cop handling things instead of a teacher.

You sound butthurt.


I don't think you have an appreciation for just how deeply stupid your post was.
 
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