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Thoughts on this quote by a federal judge.

" Parents give up their rights when they drop the children off at public school." -- Melinda Harmon, Federal Judge, 1996


Asked by Gal51 at 2:47 PM on Nov. 14, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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Answers (16)
  • Um, could we have the context?

    Answer by annabellelee at 5:49 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • I don't think so!!

    Answer by elizabr at 2:49 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • I think the context in which it was said would make a difference in how I answer. If this was just one statement, then I think it is ridiculous.

    Answer by salexander at 9:54 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • I would like to know the context in which this was said. I disagree with the statement though.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 9:56 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • Really? Then I don't think anyone told her about Procedural Safeguards in Special Education.

    Answer by layh41407 at 2:52 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Asinine

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 2:53 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • kerp, would it make you feel better if the year wasn't posted? I asked for your thoughts on what she said not when she said it.

    Comment by Gal51 (original poster) at 3:31 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • My question is, do you know the court decision where this comment was made?

    I find it interesting that in a case called Tinker, back in c. 1969, judges ruled that students did not give up their First Amendment rights at the schoolhouse door. Now we're being told that parents don't have rights when those students walk through the schoolhouse door??
    What law made teachers in loco parentis (except in cases of emergency)?

    Answer by tinamatt at 4:24 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • i completely disagree, if thats the case why do we get called in when they misbehave?

    Answer by tiffanyv123 at 5:38 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • I think it was a dumb thing for her to say. SHe was wrong. There---are you happy now? But why are we talking about this? WHat happened to her? WHat the heck.....?

    Answer by kerp1960 at 12:02 AM on Nov. 15, 2010