Euless, Bedford Schools Adopt Daytime Curfew

Euless police say they will use a new daytime curfew as a tool to identify at-risk kids earlier, as the department teams up with the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school district to find students who are skipping class. Full Story
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“Liberty is Contagious”

Since: May 08

Fort Worth, TX

#43 Oct 15, 2008
anon wrote:
'Nuff said. Case closed. Move along, nothing to see (or complain about) here.
Your showing your hand on weak arguments by trying to "case closed" them, hahahaha. Oh well, time for work, it's been fun.
Lisa

Arlington, TX

#44 Oct 15, 2008
C Martinez wrote:
The comments have gone way out .The topic is NOT about HOME SCHOOLING.
Actually, as far as I'm concerned it is about homeschooling because that's why the law would apply to me and my children. As has been pointed out many times there is no "exception" for homeschoolers just a "defense" for when you appear in court. I'm not sure I want to venture into the HEB area with my children and take a chance on running into a police officer in a bad mood.

Also, I think all these curfew laws are wrong whether they are during the day or the night. Simply enforce the existing laws on the books and you will take care of the ones you need to worry about.
Mom of Three

Grand Prairie, TX

#45 Oct 15, 2008
It is the responsibility of the schools to contact the parents of children who are truant; Not for police to hassle people who are assembling or just being in public.

There is no law mandating that children must be educated between the hours of 8am and 3pm so what can be the legitimate reason for restricting the movement of children who are not in public school. It is the against the very meaning of the Constitution to restrict the right of people to be in public. We do not have gangs of teens roaming the streets. This is fear mongering where the government asks you to give up just a little of your freedom so that you will feel safer.

Only in a totalitarian society is it necessary to show your papers to be out in public.
amazed

Bedford, TX

#46 Oct 16, 2008
If your kids are not up to no good when you are out with them there will be no problem. I don't think you read this very well. It says a violation is committed if the juvenile sits, stands, walks, runs or wanders aimlessly....I am assuming in your homeschooling you are not teaching them how to be saggy pant bums so you should be fine and furthermore, with this in place you should feel safer when you are out there with your kids because the police are keeping the thugs off the street.
Jennifer wrote:
Please read what they are proposing.
http://www.bedfordpolice.com/important_update...
As a homeschooling parent I am very concerned about this new daytime curfew. My kids are up doing their schoolwork at 6am. Sometimes we are finished with bookwork by 11am. Next comes real life learning which sometimes takes us away from our home out into the public. This new curfew says that if I am out with my school age children I can be cited. I must then go to court and prove that I am a homeschooler. There are no exemptions only defenses to prosecution. This curfew is a violation of our rights.
T BONED

United States

#47 Oct 16, 2008
THEY NEED TO START TEACHING ABOUT HOW TO "RESTORE THE AMERICAN DREAM" IN SCHOOLS.READ IT YOU MIGHT SEE WHY I MENTIONED IT....
Anona MOUSE

Farmersville, TX

#48 Oct 16, 2008
Hey, why don't we just have each school age kid wear a patch that says what school district they belong to (that way we can keep from arresting the ones from outside the district) then we can add another patch for those in Government schools vs Private (a Home School is considered a Private School here in Texas)
Then we can add a few more for race or religion ... oh ... wait a second ... I think Hitler tried that already. Funny how Freedom slowly erodes under the veils of "protection" and "a greater good" ... A curfew is good to reduce crime and improve attendance... I bet it would reduce our dependence on foreign oil if we started mandating driving hours for parents too...

No thanks - I'd rather draw the line hear than wait until the freedoms that do infringe on my lifestyle start to get tampered with.
Anona MOUSE

Farmersville, TX

#49 Oct 16, 2008
And if you attack my grammar (like when I used the word hear instead of here) you are only re-enforcing my point...
Joe

Stockport, UK

#50 Oct 16, 2008
whats the pass 2 the account?
Lisa

Dallas, TX

#51 Oct 20, 2008
Those who speak about homeschooling but have never experienced it first hand, speak out of ignorance. We have homeschooled our children and our oldest is a Freshman in college. He received a National Scholar Award for his PSAT scores, and full ride offers to some of the best Universities in the country. Homeschooling has come a long way. Homeschoolers have so many resources available to them, such as Speech & Debate, Robotics,Political Activism, Theater, and Art just to name a few. There are many homeschool resource centers throughout our state where students can take classes with other students in specific areas of study. When a parent is involved with their student's schooling the child wins and many of the dangerous and harmful aspects of public schooling are avoided. Most arguments against homeschooling are just not true. There will always be some situations that fail, but the percentages are higher with public schools. Just check the facts!! An easy Google search will lead you to numerous studies that show that Homeschoolers are very successful in getting into the Universities of their choice, and currently are even wooed by many of them. They are better prepared for life, many have developed the skills for self-learning which is necessary for college studies, and are better disciplined in every day activities. The United States Public Schools have failed our students. If you really love your kids and are willing to sacrifice time and energy to give them an excellent education and prepare them for the future, then Homeschooling is a great option!
Get real

Grand Prairie, TX

#52 Oct 21, 2008
I have two kids in public school currently. For those that think the public school environment is better than private or home schooling are dreaming. Everything they are taught is about passing the TAKS tests. They give them no real instruction and are not allowed to bring their books home after school to do homework. They have the Texas Grade on a curve scale going there as well, with things like the A/B honor roll being taken out of policy, and replaced with all children are a winner. THey average grades on what work is turned in, and not what is assigned. They also will not fail anyone, fearing their funding will be decreased due to their teaching methods.

I do not home school yet, but I am really thinking about it.
Get real

Grand Prairie, TX

#53 Oct 21, 2008
I have heard that Home schooled children do very well on admittance testing for College. Thanks for the info on that.
Lisa

Dallas, TX

#54 Oct 22, 2008
Get real wrote:
I have heard that Home schooled children do very well on admittance testing for College. Thanks for the info on that.
If you are really interested in the possibility of homeschooling, I would like to recommend a homeschool resource center in Watauga. Creative Arts in Action carries curriculum as well as offer classes for the homeschool student. They offer higher classes such as AP Physics, Chemistry, Speech, Debate, Theater, Music lessons, Philosophy, and so much more. I had our son taking a few classes his senior year at Creative Arts in Action and it was so helpful for him. Most of these kids are highly motivated and focused. Also, our son got involved in Speech & Debate, and it taught him skills he will carry with him for the rest of his life. He is currently majoring in International Policy and hopes to work with NATO. I hope this info helps! Best wishes!
Luckydonna

United States

#56 Nov 11, 2008
You are right! The purpose of the daytime curfew is because of all the kids that get kicked off campus from the middle schools as well as high schools in the area. They are basically set free to do as they please. We know because some youths who were kicked out of school only an afternoon at a time, have been breaking into their friends' homes and robbing them. So, truthfully, when young teens are roaming around when they shouldn't, more than half of them "are up to no good!" That's why the law has been enforced. Period!
Not so

Arlington, TX

#57 Nov 11, 2008
Luckydonna wrote:
You are right! The purpose of the daytime curfew is because of all the kids that get kicked off campus from the middle schools as well as high schools in the area. They are basically set free to do as they please. We know because some youths who were kicked out of school only an afternoon at a time, have been breaking into their friends' homes and robbing them. So, truthfully, when young teens are roaming around when they shouldn't, more than half of them "are up to no good!" That's why the law has been enforced. Period!
Well said. The bottom line is that kids have no business being 'out and about' without a parent during school hours. That, to me,m is suspicious enough to at least stop them and ask them what they are up to. People like to throw out cute little quips about hitler and the erosion of freedoms, but that couldn't be further from anything remotely resembling accuracy in this discussion.

Fact: School hours are set. They don't change (barring the differences between the various grade levels of course).

Fact: When school is in session, a school-aged kid walking down the street looks suspicious.

Fact: If the kid has a legitimate reason for being out of school during 'school hours' he won't have anything to worry about.

Sure, he may have to take a moment to explain that he's on a work program or a home-schooled kid, but in the long run I would much rather him have to answer that question, than to have someone who wasn't stopped breaking into houses at will because no one's allowed to stop them and ask what they're doing.

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