Parents create informal graduation ce...

Parents create informal graduation ceremony after scandal

There are 66 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jun 7, 2009, titled Parents create informal graduation ceremony after scandal. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Ninety-three members of Centerburg High School's Class of 2009 celebrate at a makeshift ceremony in Centerburg Community Memorial Park.

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Karma King

Ada, OH

#62 Jun 16, 2009
Right or wrong, they still had a ceremony. Let it go, whatever side you fall on. Rest assured that anybody who did wrong will get theirs, and those who did not will be vindicated, or at least rewarded with something special...

Since: Jun 09

Columbus, OH

#63 Jun 17, 2009
I don't understand the people who believe our children should have been punished for being "silent". This is what the teacher told them to do. He was told of the possible cheating and told them to keep quiet because he wanted the cheaters to come forward on their own. Before you pass judgement, CatInTheHat, you should investigate the facts. Since you are not from Centerburg I suggest that you keep your opinions to yourself.
CatInTheHat

Blacklick, OH

#64 Jun 17, 2009
Had a teacher molested a student and then said "Don't tell!" would you be OK with the silence? I doubt it. This is a bit of an extreme example but wrong is wrong! There are so many people in the wrong in this story that it boggles the mind - the thief, the cheats, the silent ones, the teacher(s) AND the parents. It is a shame a portion of the class was punished for a crime they did not commit. It is a bigger shame that many in the community stood shoulder to shoulder and condoned the crime so their child could walk in a ceremony.
Common Sense

United States

#65 Jun 17, 2009
For the ones that knew about the cheating but didn't tell. Everyone put yourselves in their shoes(at their age);Would you have told(a question you have to answer for yourself),but i suspect i already know the answer.Don't expect more from your kids than you do from yourself. PARENTS, then you will figure out who the true teachers are.P.S. I wouldn't have told. Sticking your nose into someone's business is a good way to get it broken!

Since: Jun 09

Columbus, OH

#66 Jun 17, 2009
CatInTheHat wrote:
Had a teacher molested a student and then said "Don't tell!" would you be OK with the silence? I doubt it. This is a bit of an extreme example but wrong is wrong! There are so many people in the wrong in this story that it boggles the mind - the thief, the cheats, the silent ones, the teacher(s) AND the parents. It is a shame a portion of the class was punished for a crime they did not commit. It is a bigger shame that many in the community stood shoulder to shoulder and condoned the crime so their child could walk in a ceremony.
Under no uncertain terms did we condone the so called crime. We stood together as a community to give our kids the ceremony they deserved. Once again you are speaking out of context. It was very apparent the day of the ceremony who was guilty because they did not show up to the ceremony.
IF 2009-06-17-4 1928et

Norwich, OH

#67 Jun 17, 2009
Proud Mom of 09 CHS Grad
I don't understand the people who believe our children should have been punished for being "silent".
There is more than one school of higher learning with a code that punishes silence about cheating.
WHAT IF every "silent" student had told the data thief to turn himself in so that no one else would need to?
This is what the teacher told them to do.
The teacher was wrong.
WHAT IF Teacher A told students to remain quiet about Teacher B and Student C, who were inappropriately engaging in consensual sexual conduct and contact; because Teacher B was uncommonly proficient and Student C was a 4.05 honor student?
Should the students remain silent?
Before you pass judgement,*****, you should investigate the facts.
The National media (AP, CNN, USA Today, et al.) have done the work for us.
Since you are not from Centerburg I suggest that you keep your opinions to yourself.
I will defend your right to ask those not from Centerburg to remain quiet, while I concurrently question your wisdom and lack of tolerance for a different point of view.
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Common Sense
For the ones that knew about the cheating but didn't tell. Everyone put yourselves in their shoes (at their age)
I have.
Would you have told (a question you have to answer for yourself)
NO, if the data thief turned her/hinself in; YES, if not.
Don't expect more from your kids than you do from yourself.[QUOTE]
I do not.
[QUOTE]Sticking your nose into someone's business is a good way to get it broken!
Fortunately, for many, Oskar Schindler, and many others, did not feel that way several decades ago.

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