Man jailed when daughter fails to get diploma

May 14, 2008 | Posted by: HOGstr | Full story: hosted.ap.org

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A man ordered by a judge to make sure his daughter hit the books has found himself in jail because she failed to earn a high school equivalency diploma.

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john doe

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should throw the teacher in jail, not the parent
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John Doe, It is not the teacher's fault that a girl does not get her GED...HS teachers have too many students. The judge ordered the father to make sure his daughter did her school work.

It is a shame so many people don't take advantage of the free education provided.

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john doe wrote:
should throw the teacher in jail, not the parent
Teachers are not miracle workers. If some punk kid is more interested in partying, getting high, getting knocked up, etcÖ then what the hell is the teacher supposed to do. It sounds like it is not the Dadís fault either. The blame for the teenís failure lays squarely on the teen herself.
Natural selection is not dead. Her actions and/or inactions will dictate how her future plays out. I foresee continued failure for her.
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Sounds like the girl needs a spanking!

“Semper Fi baby!!”

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If someone has a solution to the problem of teens not doing what you tell them to, please, clue me in. I have four and every one of them has very selective listening.
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you can offer your horse some water,but he dosen't have to drink it.
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Marine Corps Vet wrote:
If someone has a solution to the problem of teens not doing what you tell them to, please, clue me in. I have four and every one of them has very selective listening.
start by taking things away .
cell-phones.cars,computers,gam e systems.

gee the nintendo broke..Oh well ,I'm not replacing it.

“Semper Fi baby!!”

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start by taking things away .
cell-phones.cars,computers,gam e systems.
gee the nintendo broke..Oh well ,I'm not replacing it.
Been there, done that. That was the first step. One kid just got used to it. Another one just would follow the groundings for a while, then just not come home from school. The other two run to the exes house where they will never follow the groundings.
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One of my sons borrowed my car to go to town and forgot to change the radio station.
He was listening to some rap crap.

the next day He had to go to town again and I told him
START WALKING and I told him why.

He knows my rules

oh,its 6 miles to town.
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Marine Corps Vet wrote:
<quoted text>Been there, done that. That was the first step. One kid just got used to it. Another one just would follow the groundings for a while, then just not come home from school. The other two run to the exes house where they will never follow the groundings.
The other two run to the Ex

Pack their stuff up and BRING IT OVER THERE.
AMANDA AKA GREEN

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THEY DIDN'T SEND MY DADDY TO JAIL WHEN I DIDN'T GET MY GED OR DIPLOMA OR WHATEVER THEY GIVE YOU WHEN YOU GRADUATE. HMMM... I NEVER HAD THE KIDS WHEN I GOT PREGNANT, SO I GUESS I DID SOMETHING RIGHT. IT SUCKS NOW THOUGH BECUZE I LIVE OFF OFF EVERYONE PAYING TAXES,WELL IT SUX FOR THEM NOT ME NAD MY LITTLE INTER-RACIAL BABIES THAT WILL FOLLW IN MY FOOTSTEPS.

“Semper Fi baby!!”

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The other two run to the Ex
Pack their stuff up and BRING IT OVER THERE.
Done. Still working on the other two. Tired of the battle.
Anita Seitz

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Marine Corps Vet wrote:
If someone has a solution to the problem of teens not doing what you tell them to, please, clue me in. I have four and every one of them has very selective listening.
yeah she probably needs a good one too, except the way our government runs now a days if you do that you end up in jail for child abuse. I hate to say it folks our society is going down the toilet. THANK YOU BABY BOOMERS
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AMANDA AKA GREEN wrote:
THEY DIDN'T SEND MY DADDY TO JAIL WHEN I DIDN'T GET MY GED OR DIPLOMA OR WHATEVER THEY GIVE YOU WHEN YOU GRADUATE. HMMM... I NEVER HAD THE KIDS WHEN I GOT PREGNANT, SO I GUESS I DID SOMETHING RIGHT. IT SUCKS NOW THOUGH BECUZE I LIVE OFF OFF EVERYONE PAYING TAXES,WELL IT SUX FOR THEM NOT ME NAD MY LITTLE INTER-RACIAL BABIES THAT WILL FOLLW IN MY FOOTSTEPS.
Ya know its a shame that you didn't do better in your life and that you feel its such a great thing to use other peoples money for your life because its the best you can do. And seriously either you had the kids or you didn't which one is it. Hopefully they won't fall into your trap. Good luck with that because evntually all that welfare crap will end and gee you might have to work for a living. Better start studying for your GED now.

“Good luck with that”

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There is a great deal of missing information in this article. What was the initial charge brought up against the father? There's no mention of this. They talk about past truency of the child, but that doesn't lead to a charge against the father.

So it's hard to really judge this ruling. Now I'm personally against the courts making up laws. I constantly speak out against them and superceding their constitutional authority. But this one simply lacks the information required to make a judgement.
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<quoted text>Been there, done that. That was the first step. One kid just got used to it. Another one just would follow the groundings for a while, then just not come home from school. The other two run to the exes house where they will never follow the groundings.
Have you tried a 'reward' program? For both you and them...
Take the bedroom door off. Take away an allowance.
If they run to your ex, then let them be rude and disrespectful to her. She'll get tired of it and you two can nicely work out a solution.
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The problem of this case is everyone is leaping towards the parental responsibility issue.

The underlying current is the judge could not put the girl in jail for failing the test, failing a test is not a jailable offense just as failing high school is not a jailable offense. Instead, the judge is reaching for a reason to get the desired effect. Since he cannot put her in jail, he put the dad in jail. The real issue here is do we want judges to have the power to do this? Do we want kids to have the power to fail a test and get their parents placed in jail? Parental responsibility is one thing but what of the child's responsibility or the judges responsibility towards justice.

Further, his punishment is pushing the goal further away. If her dad is in jail, who is going to pay the rent, the bills, or anything else? How is she going to eat or take care of her 1.5 yr old child? Can she study and pass a test while having to work (and somehow pay for childcare).

Even worse, what if she is actually just not that bright and can't pass even with help? Should she or the dad be punished for that?

This entire judgment is a perversion of freedom and justice.
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Wait a minute. Is'nt Brittany "almost 19" and a mother of a 18 month old? I think that puts her in the status of an adult. If she commited a crime her father or no one else would be held accountible. Where where the "do-gooders" 10 years ago?
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Marine Corps Vet wrote:
If someone has a solution to the problem of teens not doing what you tell them to, please, clue me in. I have four and every one of them has very selective listening.
Try taking away what they love most, such as the computer, or the cell phones, of tv, or sports, or the car. They might listen than. GOOD LUCK!
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AMANDA AKA GREEN wrote:
THEY DIDN'T SEND MY DADDY TO JAIL WHEN I DIDN'T GET MY GED OR DIPLOMA OR WHATEVER THEY GIVE YOU WHEN YOU GRADUATE. HMMM... I NEVER HAD THE KIDS WHEN I GOT PREGNANT, SO I GUESS I DID SOMETHING RIGHT. IT SUCKS NOW THOUGH BECUZE I LIVE OFF OFF EVERYONE PAYING TAXES,WELL IT SUX FOR THEM NOT ME NAD MY LITTLE INTER-RACIAL BABIES THAT WILL FOLLW IN MY FOOTSTEPS.
You sound like your proud of yourself.

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