The day has finally come when students are claiming that after-school detentions are violations of their human rights.
The government of Scotland is now warning hundreds of teachers against holding unruly pupils after class, based on advice from their attorneys.
Four education districts covering major cities including Glasgow have issued the edict, and three others have already changed their procedures to require parental permission to keep kids after class.
According to the London Telegraph, the move comes after a 15-year-old high-school student sued education officials on the grounds that her detention violated the European Convention of Human Rights.
Anon, too bad you couldn't at least post a first name, we are all " family " are we not... You should seriously look at home schooling, It is not the only alternative, but it is a good one, takes commitment, and is not all roses, but well worth the work.
But why should we be surprised when our children act like us, if we never taught them to respect authority, by example, and never taught them right from wrong, and their value as people, then why should we be surprised...? As a man thinketh...so is he... We have let the world, by our neglect of truth, teach our children that they have to look out for themselves first, and that it is survival of the fittest, and that all things are relative. Add that to the garbage they see everyday in the media, video games, books, and the internet...why are we surprised?
I have worked in the school system and some of the things I have seen from unruly students would shock and amaze you. When do the teacher's rights come into effect? When the student verbally abuses them? Or maybe when the student finally punches them in the face?
I have two small children and I WILL NOT be sending them into the public school system. There is no way I want my children to grow up in a Christian home with Biblical standards only to go unto an ungodly public system where they see only chaos (God is NOT the author of confusion).
If change is to come, it must begin at home. Many parents today think of school as a glorified babysitting service where they can drop off their children and forget about their problems. Once something comes up at school which needs to be addressed, the parents are notified and they emphatically respond with "That's your problem, not mine!" Just because a child gets dropped off at school does not mean that they are no longer your responsibility!
Fathers, begin fulfilling your God-commanded role as head of your home! Bring your children into subjection as the Lord commanded you (1 Timothy 3).
Mothers (such as myself), be keepers of the home as instructed in Titus 2:5. Submit to your husbands and love your children.
If we do not do what the Lord has instructed us to do, we will not be able to claim his promises to fathers ('...the glory of children are their fathers' Proverbs 17:6) and mothers ('Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her' Proverbs 31:28).
Our blessed Savour said, 'But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.' (Matthew 18:6).