Look. I understand, somewhat. She's got a sickly kid and no money to run him to the doctor every time he comes down with something, her kid misses school, and it's "unexcused."
I get that. I got no problem with it.
What I have a problem with it that public schools are so much more concerned about asses in seats to get them those precious government dollars that they say that kids must be in school, no matter what, if there isn't a doctor involved.
Where my sympathy for the mother getting arrested for what amounts to three "unexcused absences" fails is here: she's a substitute teacher, which means she understands just what bullshit the district is likely to get up to. She sees, first-hand, the narrow-minded bureaucracy in action. She should understand why sixty percent of teachers don't leave their own kids in public school, and should understand that public school = child abuse.
Why the fuck doesn't she homeschool?
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