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Should felons be allowed to volunteer in the classroom?

Does it matter if the felony is twenty five years ago for writing bad checks?

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lovinangels

Asked by lovinangels at 11:58 AM on Nov. 14, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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  • if it was 25 years ago im sure its been expunged from your record... or whoevers record
    pookipoo

    Answer by pookipoo at 12:00 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Actually yes it does matter. Someone who screwed up 25 years ago and wrote bad checks doesn't make them dangerous. So I don't see a problem with it
    Zakysmommy

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 12:00 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Depends on the charges and how long ago it was. If it was a violent felony I'd have to say know.
    skittles1108

    Answer by skittles1108 at 12:00 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • *oops- no
    skittles1108

    Answer by skittles1108 at 12:01 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • I don't care as long as it was not a crime against children.
    ashisamom

    Answer by ashisamom at 12:01 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • it's not my record. I just saw a blog piece over on the stir.
    lovinangels

    Comment by lovinangels (original poster) at 12:01 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Wow, no they shouldn't be banned from the classroom. Besides, if they were smart they'd go get the record expunged. It'll take a couple hours at the courthouse if they need help filling out the form plus they can file a fee waiver and have it done for free. My ex-husband did this to get something off his record that happened when he was 18. It's very simple and then they don't have to worry about it anymore.
    Orionsgirl

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 12:03 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • not for just writing a bad check but then again I guess the way schools look at is they just throw all felons in one pile and say no. I doubt 25 years ago it would not still be on the criminal record.
    bhoward87

    Answer by bhoward87 at 12:04 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • No they should not!
    rebeccadac

    Answer by rebeccadac at 12:04 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • It depends on what they did and how long ago. Some people make stupid mistakes when they are younger and change... they deserve a chance.
    Gnomeofmyheart

    Answer by Gnomeofmyheart at 12:36 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

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