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March 2, 2013

Stop enabling them American workers have to show up. They can’t miss 10 to 12 days in four months without a valid reason. Some have to wear ID?badges or name tags. There are no excuse....

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Mar-05-13 11:21 AM

the public doesn’t have to give them a job. Then you will be paying for them to sit home and feel good about what they got a way with. And yes, I have been thinking about this for some time. Fairmont has good students, it is the bad ones that everyone talks about.

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Mar-05-13 11:20 AM

Vane, I think we can agree everyone will forget things now and then; it is another for people to be defiant. I don’t feel we can blame grandparents or past administration on defiant students. Defiant students come from defiant parents. These are people who think the world is out to get them and that they should not have to follow any set of guidelines. The more the school and community reach out, the more this group pulls away or finds someone else to blame. Look in the mirror, stop and listen to what is being asked. If the problem is wearing a badge, why is it a problem? It is one step to try and have the students take some responsibility, the same responsibility that would be expected of them to get a part time job. When I was a student, if my father found out I defied an adult in school, I would not be able to sit for a couple days, no questions asked. Stop enabling students now, there will be fewer problems in the future. The school can’t fire them, but in the same regards

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Mar-05-13 10:12 AM

I'm just saying that the leadership of the past wasn't effective enough to stop, or foresee, a lot of the distractions and problems of today. Who are the leaders of this generation? Hopefully the parents. Who led those parents? And those parents? Irresponsibility is not created in a vacuum. Our kids have plenty of obstacles that their grandparents can't begin to understand, so why give kids all the blame? And just for some perspective- it is typical for kids to forget stuff like a name badge once in awhile. It is also typical for a grandparent to forget where they put their reading glasses once in awhile! Or moving their car from the Downtown Plaza after 2 hours! If a kid forgets a name badge once in awhile it's ok by me. Maybe they had their minds that day on the test they will be taking, or finishing homework, and getting to their class on time etc... Isn't that more important?

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Mar-04-13 12:35 PM

Vane, that is just so funny. Blame our elders because our youth are not responsible. They are responsible enough to have a $300 phone, but not go to school or wear a name badge? To show respect. The elders you are talking about should be parents. I understand times are tough, but don't fight the ones trying to help. I bet there are more programs available now to help students then when the elders were is school.

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Mar-03-13 7:16 PM

Wake up editors- it is 2013, not 1983. These kids have far more adult responsibilities than you or I ever did. As adults, if we push for more responsibility than children are able to handle, then it backfires. You do no service to families when you call our kids irresponsible when that is what children (and young adults) naturally are. Look to the parents and the older generations for the problem- our kids are just living in a world that is created by our elders...

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