Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Ohio baseball player canít walk at graduation after caring for cancer-stricken mother
Yahoo ^ | 4/16/2012 | Cameron Smith

Posted on 04/16/2012 2:11:27 PM PDT by Velveeta

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-105 next last
"Let Fish Walk" Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/281683671915631/

Petition http://www.change.org/petitions/allow-austin-fisher-to-walk-and-graduate-with-his-2012-class-after-caring-for-his-sick-mom

1 posted on 04/16/2012 2:11:33 PM PDT by Velveeta
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: All

“Let Fish Walk” Facebook group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/281683671915631/

Petition
http://www.change.org/petitions/allow-austin-fisher-to-walk-and-graduate-with-his-2012-class-after-caring-for-his-sick-mom


2 posted on 04/16/2012 2:12:32 PM PDT by Velveeta (ABO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

Sounds pretty legitimate to me.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 2:13:17 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

This is a further anecdotal indication that the average public school administrator is a blithering idiot.


4 posted on 04/16/2012 2:14:17 PM PDT by RetroSexual
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

Another case of zero-tolerance = Lack of common sense.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 2:15:54 PM PDT by The Working Man
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

Rules are Rules. Sorry pal. You knew the drill when you first signed into the vast lunacy of the edjamacashional system.

Perhaps they’ll mail your diploma to you.

/sarc


6 posted on 04/16/2012 2:16:44 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

One indicator it is past time to hit the reset button is when the letter of the law out weighs the spirit of the law.

Our culture is rapidly becoming something that should not be salvaged.

Reset.


7 posted on 04/16/2012 2:17:00 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

He should have told them she was dieing of AIDS. Free pass and a tutor would have been minimum.


8 posted on 04/16/2012 2:18:15 PM PDT by Track9 ("Strength through peace.. oh wait, I mean.." Mit Romney)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RetroSexual

Punish him for caring for his family ... that should be the job of the state.

If his mom had medical issues he should have let the state assume custody of him. No child should ever be allowed to care for a parent.

Bad boy, punishment due.

/sarcasm


9 posted on 04/16/2012 2:18:15 PM PDT by George from New England
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

My suggestion, if Austin Fisher is not allowed to walk, then all Seniors should sit down and refuse to walk in support of Austin.


10 posted on 04/16/2012 2:19:02 PM PDT by Lockbox
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Hoping all good FReepers will sign the petition and pass the word.


11 posted on 04/16/2012 2:20:17 PM PDT by Velveeta (ABO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

Wouldn’t it be interesting if all his classmates boycotted the graduation exercise in sympathy?


12 posted on 04/16/2012 2:20:28 PM PDT by bcsco
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bcsco

I’m choking back tears at the thought of it.


13 posted on 04/16/2012 2:23:15 PM PDT by Velveeta (ABO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Lockbox
My suggestion, if Austin Fisher is not allowed to walk, then all Seniors should sit down and refuse to walk in support of Austin.

My suggestion is that if he's not allowed to walk, they all should stand up, turn around, lift their gowns, and display a bright shining mooooon to the pigs who call themselves "educators."

14 posted on 04/16/2012 2:23:22 PM PDT by RetroSexual
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

I understand rule, but they must be tempered with common sense.


15 posted on 04/16/2012 2:24:01 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Twitter #letfishwalk


16 posted on 04/16/2012 2:24:31 PM PDT by Velveeta (ABO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: svcw

I totally agree.


17 posted on 04/16/2012 2:25:53 PM PDT by Velveeta (ABO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

School phone number 330.627.2134


18 posted on 04/16/2012 2:27:55 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

Why doesn’t his mom call in and excuse his absences?


19 posted on 04/16/2012 2:29:14 PM PDT by petitfour
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta
Why were the absences unexcused?
20 posted on 04/16/2012 2:29:22 PM PDT by rawhide
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

Every year about this time we get treated to a plethora of sob stories about poor graduates who won’t be able to “walk,” because of some horrible injustice. Situations transpire.


21 posted on 04/16/2012 2:29:22 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RetroSexual

“This is a further anecdotal indication that the average public school administrator is a blithering idiot.”

And the others are raving lunatics...

As someone who used to have an office down the hall from the Arkansas Education Association I got a real education!

The ones who could speak English (not Ebonics) were arrogant jackasses and the others just followed orders to keep their high paying ‘jobs’. They all came to work when they damned well pleased and much of the time they brought their dozens of loud brats with them.

They closed this office THANK GOD!


22 posted on 04/16/2012 2:29:46 PM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

Austin and Teresa Fisher

23 posted on 04/16/2012 2:30:09 PM PDT by rawhide
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

If this was downtown Cleveland, they could probably fit the entire “graduating” class into a small elevator.


24 posted on 04/16/2012 2:30:16 PM PDT by ssaftler (Obama 2008: "Hope and Change" Obama 2012: "Excuses and Blame")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RobinOfKingston; Clintonfatigued

“Our culture is rapidly becoming something that should not be salvaged.

Reset.”

Post of the decade!!!


25 posted on 04/16/2012 2:31:27 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Has Mittens won one "Red State" yet?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Lockbox

If I were a student there that wouldbe my answer. When they called my name I would sit there and not move.


26 posted on 04/16/2012 2:32:23 PM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

That’s just absolute crap. He took two jobs, cared for his ailing mother, and he still got enough of his schoolwork done that he was eligible to graduate.

The kid deserves a standing ovation.


27 posted on 04/16/2012 2:34:42 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

So this is a law, a rule if you will THEY choose to enforce.

Seems to me one of the biggest problems we have had leading up to the “H” of a mess we have in our society today includes the lack of laws, rules enforcement at the hands of Leftists no less.

THEY take a stand on something like this!?

INCREDIBLE!

Well......Up is down, and down is up with the Left in charge of anything. What a mess!


28 posted on 04/16/2012 2:35:01 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr Ramsbotham

Actually, it seems according to the article that it is his sick mother who wants to see him walk. I guess the school system’s message to her is that she should not have been so sick.


29 posted on 04/16/2012 2:35:35 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: rawhide; petitfour

Do not know about Ohio, but in California absences are only excused if the student is sick - no exceptions.


30 posted on 04/16/2012 2:36:38 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: svcw

“I understand rule, but they must be tempered with common sense.”

Please...this IS a school system we are talking about.

Invoking common sense to them is like explaining virtue to a crack whore.


31 posted on 04/16/2012 2:36:42 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: rawhide

Because he didn’t get the absences excused on a daily basis or because the school allows only so many before they stop dxcusing them, likely.


32 posted on 04/16/2012 2:37:27 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: petitfour

In some schools that’s not good enough. My son missed two days of school this year. Each time,I phoned pupil accounting before 9 a.m. as the policy calls for. Both days were “unexcused” because he didn’t have a doctor’s note!


33 posted on 04/16/2012 2:38:14 PM PDT by SlidingW (October 9, 2009 - I Was Here!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: SlidingW
Where are those great cancer foundations like the Susan Komen Foundation, why aren't they coming to the front and demanding the school let this kid graduation, walk the line, threaten with boycotts, protests, candle light services.

Why doesn't the senior class take 14 unexcused days off; then no one can walk the line.

34 posted on 04/16/2012 2:43:40 PM PDT by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: petitfour

It’s just possible she wasn’t feeling up to it.


35 posted on 04/16/2012 2:45:29 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (I like Obamacare because Granny signed the will and I need the cash)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: RetroSexual

The school administrators in this case are clearly dangerously sociopathic. They should not be allowed near children or small animals.


36 posted on 04/16/2012 2:45:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: svcw; rawhide; SlidingW

My children would be up a creek then. We only go to the doctor when there might be a broken bone or when we think antibiotics might be needed. Otherwise, we would waste the doctor’s time A LOT. Our pediatrician would gladly provide a signed note any time we asked, but I consider that a waste of her time and her nurse’s time as well. It should be enough for a parent to call or write a note of excuse for whatever reason. If the student has the grades to meet graduation requirements, then he/she should be able to walk.


37 posted on 04/16/2012 2:48:20 PM PDT by petitfour
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

Everyone is missing the elephant in the room.

He’s male. Strike One.
He’s white. Strike Two.
He’s self-reliant. Strike Three.
If he is heterosexual, then he is really sunk.


38 posted on 04/16/2012 2:52:12 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RetroSexual

that was my thought, too .. but I think the school district will cave to the (appropriate) pressure.


39 posted on 04/16/2012 2:56:09 PM PDT by EDINVA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: JLS
Actually, it seems according to the article that it is his sick mother who wants to see him walk. I guess the school system’s message to her is that she should not have been so sick.

How much suffering can people actually endure? Auschwitz was a day trip to the beach compared to this.

40 posted on 04/16/2012 2:56:26 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: petitfour

It’s not an excuse if the parent sends it in. It has to be signed by a doctor.

I managed to get a blanket excuse for my son’s migraines - a letter from his doctor that says he has them and their rough frequency.

Some districts would want my son to see the doctor every time he had a migraine. Why? It’s completely subjective unless you put him in a CT scanner, and the doctor can’t fix it any better than the medication already prescribed.

Same thing with viruses and fevers - some districts you’re supposed to drag your child to the doctor, infect the other patients in the waiting room, make your child miserable, and get told,”It’s a virus, he’ll be better in a few days. Here’s an absence note.”

Same with some jobs.

If the school administration had any common sense, any compassion, any decency, any honor, they’d waive the requirement in an instant - what does the word “guideline” mean, anyway?


41 posted on 04/16/2012 2:57:17 PM PDT by heartwood
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: petitfour

It’s not an excuse if the parent sends it in. It has to be signed by a doctor.

I managed to get a blanket excuse for my son’s migraines - a letter from his doctor that says he has them and their rough frequency.

Some districts would want my son to see the doctor every time he had a migraine. Why? It’s completely subjective unless you put him in a CT scanner, and the doctor can’t fix it any better than the medication already prescribed.

Same thing with viruses and fevers - some districts you’re supposed to drag your child to the doctor, infect the other patients in the waiting room, make your child miserable, and get told,”It’s a virus, he’ll be better in a few days. Here’s an absence note.”

Same with some jobs.

If the school administration had any common sense, any compassion, any decency, any honor, they’d waive the requirement in an instant - what does the word “guideline” mean, anyway?


42 posted on 04/16/2012 2:58:13 PM PDT by heartwood
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: RetroSexual
This is a further anecdotal indication that the average public school administrator is a blithering idiot.

And virtually all of them hold advanced degrees.

43 posted on 04/16/2012 2:58:42 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Sergio
"He’s male. Strike One. He’s white. Strike Two. He’s self-reliant. Strike Three. If he is heterosexual, then he is really sunk."

Might be a Christian to boot.

Strike Four.

44 posted on 04/16/2012 3:00:50 PM PDT by thedrake
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

I even believe if he were black, the school would trumpet him around like a hero. They can suspend zero tolerance if it’s a certain group that makes them look even better. If there’s no upside for them personally, then zero tolerance stays.


45 posted on 04/16/2012 3:01:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rawhide

"You never know how much time you have left and that was one of her big [goals] — to see me walk and get my diploma and go off to college. I wouldn't change it, everything I did. Family first."

46 posted on 04/16/2012 3:05:36 PM PDT by rawhide
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Velveeta

Did he never try to get those absences excused?


47 posted on 04/16/2012 3:07:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sergio

Bingo.


48 posted on 04/16/2012 3:08:31 PM PDT by ozaukeemom (No to Romney, no how, no way, no money, no vote)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: heartwood

...and when Obamacare kicks in bribes & extortion will be the name of the game to get excuses for jobs or school. Then they’ll start asking really personal questions.


49 posted on 04/16/2012 3:10:52 PM PDT by madison10
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: metmom; wintertime; JenB; wagglebee; little jeremiah

Once again, the public schools show their true colors.


50 posted on 04/16/2012 3:50:42 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-105 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson