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HOLY SHIT!

Filed at 4:42 pm under by dcobranchi

Valerie reports that the NCLB reauthorization may make it a violation of federal law to allow your kids to watch too much or inappropriate television. Allowing them to waste “extracurricular time” might also send you to Leavenworth.

11 Responses to “HOLY SHIT!”


Comment by
COD
September 14th, 2007
at 5:03 pm

They have can have ,y remote when they pry it out of my cold dead hands.


Comment by
Andrea
September 14th, 2007
at 11:28 pm

Unbelievable!

I just told my kid to watch some extra TV tonight in protest.


Comment by
Nance Confer
September 15th, 2007
at 8:32 am

Which of the 7 TVs in our house do we have to get rid of? DH says he can get by with 6. :)

Nance


Comment by
Lisa Giebitz
September 15th, 2007
at 2:16 pm

Holy shit, indeed.

Talk about overstepping boundaries. Isn’t government BY the people and not ON the people?


Comment by
Lisa Giebitz
September 15th, 2007
at 2:22 pm

(Sorry for double-posting)

I have to admit that the last line of that quote is far more disturbing to me.

“…and participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their children and positive use of extracurricular time…”

Um, I think they’ve got it ass-backwards. The decisions belong SOLELY to the parents. ‘As appropriate’? That’s one scary clause.


Comment by
Karen E
September 15th, 2007
at 5:59 pm

We have only 6 TVs. I wonder if “Hell’s Kitchen” would be considered inappropriate. As I type, I hear a “Viagra” commercial running on one of our TVs – surely this is not appropriate, especially at dinnertime.

This latest government interference brings all sorts of potential problems to light in my house – too much time spent on hair straightening, makeup, clothes, text messages, IPODs, trampolines, soccer – sometimes more than one of these activities at a time, which last year resulted in a broken ankle. I’m going to report myself.

TV rationing can’t be far behind.


Comment by
Nance Confer
September 15th, 2007
at 9:57 pm

That hair straightening can be dangerous! :)

Nance


Comment by
Karen E
September 16th, 2007
at 10:42 am

I might as well come clean to the government authorities – there has been a neck burn due to excessive hair straigtening. Also, I wasn’t counting the TV in the garage or the one used exclusively for video games. You may see me on “America’s Most Wanted” – unless the government deems that an inappropriate program.


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
September 16th, 2007
at 12:51 pm

I’m going to report you all! We have only 2 TV’s in the house not counting the GameCube monitor.

BTW, I looked in my referrer logs this a.m. ARPA scanned the entire site sometime in the last few days. Big Brother really is watching you. :-)


Comment by
Traci
September 16th, 2007
at 2:08 pm

When My son was in High School years ago the school district had all the parents sign a pledge that we would forbid TV & video games, make sure they did their homework, feed them a proper breakfast, etc….. all voluntary of course…
till my son didn’t do all his Math homework.

Almost half his grade in the class. His point was if he can get A’s Bs on the exams why should he waste valuable afterschool time doing a hundred math problems. He’s rather be playing lacrosse outside or doing stuff w/ friends. His grade fell from A-B to D-C without the homework component.

His math teacher had a school meeting about me w/out me knowing or present to have me declared an unfit parent in the school rules so any State Testing scores that my son received would be dismissed from the teacher’s evaluation. ( I was notified after the hearing that I was indeed Unfit & non compliant with the parent pledge) His math scores would be dismissed from teacher evaluations.

Joke on the teacher MY SON scored in the Top of the State Testing in Math when his results came in!!!!!!!!!!

I am pleased to also say he is Graduating from College this Winter w/ a high-bred Major of Mass Comm/Business & minor in Human Comm despite his public school education.

Based on this & other public school stories, I am homeschooling child # 2 that would have started Kindergarten just as #1 finished High School. Fool me once… Shame on me- Fool me twice into giving a kid to the system… I think not!


Comment by
COD
September 17th, 2007
at 1:48 pm

//Joke on the teacher MY SON scored in the Top of the State Testing in Math when his results came in!!!!!!!!!!//

I have no doubt that those scores were retroactively applied on behalf of the teacher and the school.