Thread: The Rant Thread
05-10-2016, 07:43 AM #6461
05-10-2016, 08:48 AM #6462
Little Girl Detained By Police After Trying to Buy School Lunch with Real $2 Bill - Hit & Run : Reason.com
Lunchroom Lunacy: ISD cops investigate $2 bill spent on school lunch | abc13.com
Across America, Parents Push Back Against Creeping Authoritarianism and Criminalization of Students | Alternet
And it mostly affects minority students, not whites. As the original news report points out, there's a 3 year old state law that makes it more difficult for schools to charge students with misdemeanors - indicating state legislators are aware of the problem and trying to fix it - but the law doesn't apply to felonies. This counterfeiting charge gets past that law because counterfeiting is technically a felony, never mind that any student passing counterfeit bills is likely someone who has been duped by someone else's counterfeit and hasn't don't anything knowingly criminal. The way these students are being prosecuted (the ABC13 article links to 40 individual cases!) appears to be quite unfair, especially in one case where a student has been sent to an alternative school while his prosecution is still pending.
The $2 bill became an issue because it was VERY OLD and the counterfeiting pen couldn't verify it as real, so technically the school did no wrong other than force the girl to miss lunch and fail to apologize for the misunderstanding once the truth was known. Even the Reason article author thought that $2 bills are no longer issued, but in fact they are. I suspect this $2 bill episode wouldn't have even been publicized if the school and the officer were more apologetic. But the more bureaucratic the system, the fewer apologies one receives.
05-10-2016, 08:54 AM #6463
05-10-2016, 09:30 AM #6464
I've lived in several states and gone to school in several states, and am now in a profession that deals closely with education administrators, and I am perfectly comfortable saying that there is a particular brand of school administrative authoritarianism here that seems unrivaled elsewhere.
@uumlau That said, yeah of course this shit happens elsewhere.
05-10-2016, 10:34 AM #6465
05-10-2016, 10:37 AM #6466
05-10-2016, 10:51 AM #6467
This is gunna suck.
Im the amazing veinless wonder and damn... This is gunna be hellish. Its funny because some kid came in- they poked him once- and was out in 5 minutes.
I know I wont be that easy.
Im a trouble maker I am.
05-10-2016, 07:44 PM #6468
I remember the $2 bill; they're not that old. I also remember the dollar coins; they're annoying because you don't know how the cashier would react if you pay with one, so I just gave it away for a tip, because waiters/waitresses don't care what type of currency you use.Don't hate me because I'm right and you're not.
05-11-2016, 12:35 PM #6469
05-11-2016, 04:42 PM #6470
When rewriting parts of an application do not leave old code in place. Clean up the code or you end with a disaster because people reuse the old code at a later time and now you have a spaghetti mess of code that needs another rewrite where unless you actually learned your lesson, happens again.Take what I say with a grain of salt, because that's all it is compared to the ocean of complexity when it comes to actions and real life.
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