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Published:April 18th, 2013 10:24 EST

Tardy Kindergartener Gets Detention

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The parents of a Texas 6-year-old say their daughter`s school should not be punishing kindergarteners for being tardy.


The parents of Brooke Loeffler, a kindergartener at Olympia Elementary School in Universal City, said they have a new baby at home and they are having difficulty adjusting to a new schedule, KENS-TV, San Antonio, reported Wednesday.

Brooke was forced to spend lunchtime in detention as a result of her three tardies, the family said."


At first blush I don`t agree with a policy that punishes children for the sins of their parents.

But upon further review, nothing will change parents` behavior more than when their children have to pay the price for their tardiness.

The policy has cut down on tardiness at the school by an amazing 90 percent.

When a child is late for school he disrupts the entire classroom, tardiness simply can`t be tolerated and must be stopped by any means necessary.

The parents of young Brooke blame their new baby for their tardiness. Enough with the excuses, give the newborn a damn pacifier and get to school on time.

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