California Dreaming

I always knew California existed on a completely different universe than the rest of us, but sometimes they out do themselves. Two recent school related stories have surfaced from the great state of confusion, both are equally disturbing.

One is of a stripper mom forced to choose between her job and her daughter’s school. You see, her daughter attends a “Christian” school, and when the school found out what the mom does for a living, they threatened to expel her daughter if she doesn’t quit. Let me get this straight, you, as a “Christian” school, would rather expel the daughter than keep her there and try to educate her in your “Christian” ways? Shouldn’t you be trying to keep her there to “save” her rather than turning her away. Call me crazy, but that doesn’t sound very Christian to me. Personally, I hope the mom doesn’t quit; the mom’s job has nothing to do with the daughter and if the school can’t see that, not only are they not very christian, they are not providing a very good education either.

The other story is of a new school policy requiring students to have proof they will be pursuing college, the military, or trade or technical school in order to participate in graduation. I am all for encouraging kids to continue on to college, but what if they don’t want to or they can’t? Why should they be denied an opportunity they earned. Graduation marks the end of an era and a beginning of your adult life, denying students who completed their course work the opportunity to graduate just because they don’t plan to attend college or join military service is wrong. What happens to single mothers or young families that need a job to support their household, or what if you are Mormon and you need to take a year off to fulfill your religious duty? What if you can’t afford it or you just don’t want to go? What if you just aren’t smart enough? Why should you be forced to lie and temporarily enroll in a school you don’t plan to attend just to be allowed to walk down the aisle with your class. The notion is outrageous.

5 Responses to “California Dreaming”

  1. Mad Bull Says:

    I think that this is a most stupid idea.

  2. Mad Bull Says:

    The second idea, proof of attendance in college, etc. Thats the stupid one. Not that I agree with the school either.

  3. Cora Says:

    I totally agree with you, but where does california come into play? I’m from California, and our state has nothing to do with this story at all

  4. Summerian Says:

    The school I attend now have alot of problemws.My roommate stole My credit card and charge 466.35 on it and I put up sign saying thou should not steal.Now they are trying to expel me.
    Please help me
    Is there anything I can do
    thank you Summerian

  5. Aimee Says:

    I am sorry this is happening to you. I would suggest getting your parents involved if possible or contacting a pro bono civil rights attorney. Good Luck!