Mom says changed ‘continuation’ certificate amounts to ‘bullying’ by teachers

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DENVER -- Desiree Conklin says her son is dyslexic and, as a result, a victim of some “teacher bullying.”

Her 14-year-old son attended Grant Ranch School in Denver, and as he was going through 8th grade “continuation” ceremonies last week, he noticed the word “completed” had been crossed out and replaced with “attended” on his certificate

His mother was furious, “That was the last straw!”  Conklin says the word was crossed out, even after school educators were instructed not to do so.

She played a voice mail for FOX31 Denver that she says is from the school district, apologizing.

Conklin says her son has been “bullied” by some of his teachers over the past four years for “not being at grade level.”

The Denver Public School District released the following statement:

"We are extremely disappointed and disheartened that this happened, and we have apologized directly to the students and their families. The school’s principal gave explicit instructions as to how the ceremony was going to proceed and directed the staff that all students be able to participate in the continuation ceremony and be given certificates. DPS is currently investigating this matter in order to determine why the principal's directions were not followed and whether further action is necessary. Regardless of the outcome of the investigation, the children should not have been hurt in this way."

54 comments

  • Mariah

    This kid needs to understand it takes two to have a problem! My daughter says this boy is always a distraction in class and never pays attention to the lesson! This school is amazing!

    • Joshua

      He has a disability and if you’re teaching your daughter that it’s okay to treat somebody with a disability like that I can only pray for you. You’re teaching your daughter to be judgmental if your daughter was disabled and it was her you’d be speaking another tune so why don’t you just be quiet unless you think about what you’re saying first

      • Bud Farmer

        So that makes sense. Let’s bring everyone down to the lowest common denominator. Let’s treat the brightest students that they should aspire to be unexceptional. Good thinking Joshua. (You went to school and know what lowest common denominator that means, right?)

        If everyone is special no one is, dumbass…

      • Old Coyote

        What is judgmental about saying that someone is a distraction in school? I suppose you think it’s hateful to point out that some boys have loud voices, and some girls are teacher’s pets, too. Facts are facts, and the writer stated them without judgment. You are the one with a problem – not her.

      • Mariah

        I’m not teaching my daughter to treat this kid any way, they don’t even talk! All I’m saying is that the door swings both ways in these situations. You have to give respect in order to get respect.

    • Anonymous

      I agree. It makes me so angry that Fox ran this story without knowing the inside details. This kid has been recommended for retention for 4 years. He turned in no homework all year. He did not successfully complete 8th grade. The policy at the school is not to allow students to walk in continuation if they haven’t successfully completed the grade, and he hadn’t and the teachers were forced to let him walk anyway. Teachers are always being thrown under the bus for the failures of students and parents.

      • desiluwho2

        How would you know if he was not doing his homework all year or if he was recommended for retention the last 4 years unless you are one of his direct teacher and in that case you are not allowed to discuss his school work with anyone other than his parents or guardian another example on how you do not follow the rules there at that school what a surprise

  • Anonymous

    Uh no thus school is far from amazing! My girls have attended GRS since Ece. I have finally had enough. The only reason I kept them there so long was cause they really liked their friends. Other than that, my kids as well as other kids, were also bullied by teachers, the gym teachers , office personal and even by the dps officer. That school was ran more like a jail and all the teachers made sure to let all kids know that they were in charge. I was a parent volunteer for years until I couldn’t do it anymore. Assigned seats in lunch, waiting 10 minutes after the bell cause the teacher said you couldn’t leave, and plenty of remarks to kids, almost harassing them. We are done. My kids are now attending another school. And to add one last things my kids are very likeable, their biggest problem was getting them to come out of their shell. Even with that we still had problems! Very disappointed with this school and how down hill it has gone!!

    • Jessica

      Keep in mind, the old sayings are always something right. “Treat people the way you want to be treated.” “It takes two to tango.” I guess your daughters REALLY had problems understanding how to behave and how to treat people. That’s they were “mistreated” at that school. I feel so happy for the students, faculty and staff that your daughters no long attend that school. To be honest, what makes a school? The answer is students and the families they are from, not teachers or any adults at the school. Look at Cherry Creek High School, who makes their school shine? The students with families that show supports since students were born. Parents are children’s first teachers. Stop blaming school teachers!

      • Anonymous

        No Jessica my kids did not have problems learning how to behave or treat people. I believe in raising my kids with values, respect and manners. My kids were model students and did not struggle academically. My comment was not only because we experience this occasionally but because I saw it first hand volunteering. I am very actively involved in their education and the school, thank you very much! So take your nonsense elsewhere. The thing is, their job is to simply educate, if you can’t be a teacher and be around kids with or without problems, or need make it personal and need to feel superior to these kids, then they shouldn’t be educators! The school needs to stop being so complacent and change the way it is ran. Your right they have jobs because of us, so be the teacher you are supposed to be, don’t just take home a paycheck! It’s really sad that instead of trying to figure out why these teachers are bullies everyone is trying to find fault in the students that go there. So to be honest with you “I feel so happy” because my kids can now learn in a healthy environment and that the school is losing 2 great student with 2 very supportive and hands on parents!!!

  • Grant Ranch Mom

    I also love Grant Ranch, but did this boy deserve to be embarrassed just because he is disruptive in class? It should have been handled between the principle, teacher, student and parents, not at the continuation ceremony, and especially not in that way.

    • Anonymous

      I totally agree!! Sounds like it was a problem that should of been discussed prior to ceremony.

  • Anonymous

    I rember attending this school and most of you are right. Telling everyone they’re special makes no one special. And just because a child was disruptive doesn’t mean they deserve to have been singled out in this way. This school was very prison like and honestly liked to play favorites. They didn’t even conceal the fact that had favorite students. Only after leaving this school and going on to highschool and so forth that I realized that this school was screwed up. Everyone should have a stable and healthy learning environment both mentally and emotionally and it took me a long time to realize that this school did little to provide either of these.

    • GR no more

      You really have to go to school there, or be a parent if a child that goes there to see the reality. GRS scores a 4 out of 10. Enough said!!

  • Anonymous

    Awww.. Didnt the school do the best they could to raise this child for you? Show up to school, be on time, shut your mouth and learn. Cater to your own child when they are home. On my dime, I don’t care if they make your kid feel special or not, they are there to learn. And what? didnt his undeserved trophy look like the successful students. Natural selection folks.

  • Pootey Tang

    The kid`s last name is not the same as the parent`s,and a Mexican on top of that. see a pattern?

    • Anonymous

      Really!? What kid of ignorant POS are you? What does having a “Mexican” last name have to do with anything!? My kids are Hispanic and my family is at least five generations born in the US, neither myself my children or my parents know Spanish. This has nothing to do with someone being Mexican. There are different types of Latino people. The illegal immagrants and their children and the Latinos who probably have been Native to the US territory longer than your family are very different people. I am so tired of every Latino person being classified the same. You are an idiot by the way.

      • Anonymous

        I thnk your reply to Pootey Tang was a little off the mark. Though I don’t agree with the context of his message. I read your reply and am very confused. Why do you take such offense and feel you have to defend all of the Latino population? By your explanation you are not “Mexican” you are an “American” I get really tired of people confusing this fact. I don’t care if you are white, brown, black or blue. You are an “American” or you are not.

    • Doesitmatter

      I don’t know why I’m suprised you made such an ignorant comment.Look at your name,dead giveaway your an idiot.Black I’d say….Am I right?haha

  • Martha

    There really is a much larger issue here that everyone’s missing. We have both frustrated parents of disabled students and frustrated teachers responsible for teaching these kids. The modern trend of mainlining these students does great disservice to both students and teachers. It simply is not true that every child can achieve if only the teachers are good. Add to that behavior problems and uninvolved, frustrated parents and you have a recipe for disaster. Teachers do not have enough para or special ed support because tax dollars are going to very top-heavy administration instead. Yet these teachers are held accountable for every child’s failure. Is it any wonder that nobody’s happy here?

  • Anonymous

    I’m a student that has graduated from high school now and attended Grant Ranch for my whole elementary and middle school career. After attending high school and looking back on the experiences I had there, there were teachers that actually did try to make a difference and were amazing teachers. There were quite a handful of teachers and even the staff who treated us like we were incompetent and made points to show that they were in charge. After I had continued, I heard stories from students that it had started to become even worse than when I was there. The middle school grades were not respected for reasons such as they were prepping us for high school. High school was definitely not what they told us to expect and they actually cared about students and their grades. This is all coming from a student who does not have a learning disability as well. Kids with disabilities there really struggled and I’m embarrassed that I attended this school after this incident. This school needs a change.

  • Anonymous

    I like how we are getting real comments from kids that actually went there. The negative comments are bs from people that dont know what they are talking about, mexican or not, it happens to all kids of kids there. My kids went there too. Not anymore, we are now attending a better school

  • Catherine

    My child attended this school for 10 years, I find it so disturbing and sad that after all that time the principal didn’t even know him by face or name. Long story short my son has always been a struggling student. He has always had to work extra hard to make passing grades. This last few weeks has been more than stressful after they began to tell him that he wouldn’t be allowed to participate in continuation if he had any failing grades, we had two weeks to work with and did everything in our power to get him to a point of passing. Well he came up a percent short, just one percent short and they told him he wasn’t invited to the ceremony. I figured since they were okay with moving him on to High School and knowing that he has the education level needed and after trying so hard to make up his mistake they would have some compassion, nope! I am extremely disappointed. We’ve put up with so much in the last few years (especially from the middle school teachers) from teachers losing his work, throwing it away because of simple mistakes, staff making up rules as they go, teachers having meltdowns in front of the class from personal matters, teachers who have 80% of their students failing (how is that doing your job?) to this final act. I am so glad someone is standing up and holding them responsible! The principal allows teachers to do what they want and backs them, what a perfect time to retire now right?!

    • DPS Parent

      If you only knew two weeks before the ceremony that your child was failing, then you weren’t doing your job as a parent. My child’s grades were open to me whenever I looked at the Parent Portal. My oldest son was always telling me the teachers “lost” his work, but as an involved parent I knew better. It was a struggle with him until the day he graduated, but I never blamed the teachers for his mistakes. I knew he was to blame for his lack of motivation and work. It wasn’t until both of his younger siblings graduated college and had good careers that he realized an education was important. Parents don’t do their children any favors by covering up for them and making excuses. The single most important person to how well a child does in school is their mother. Letting all kids walk at Continuation is like giving every student in the race a blue ribbon, even the ones sitting on the side refusing to run. They won’t walk at High School or college if they don’t pass. Even by 1 percent. Teach them now so they understand the consequences.

  • Catherine

    And to top it off, this statement is a complete lie! I couldn’t even get a return call from the principal!

    The Denver Public School District released the following statement:

    “We are extremely disappointed and disheartened that this happened, and we have apologized directly to the students and their families. The school’s principal gave explicit instructions as to how the ceremony was going to proceed and directed the staff that all students be able to participate in the continuation ceremony and be given certificates. DPS is currently investigating this matter in order to determine why the principal’s directions were not followed and whether further action is necessary. Regardless of the outcome of the investigation, the children should not have been hurt in this way.”

    • Jessica

      I can’t believe that DPS apologized to the parent! I believe that the parent and the student would owe all the teachers and his classmates over the years a big apology for distracting other students’ learning, making teachers’ job harder, slowing everybody down, and even wasting taxpayers’ money if the mom and the student didn’t do their own part trying their best. I wished that the reporter had gathered more facts on this issue before the news went out. I’d really like to know the student’s attendance rate, how often he turned in his homework, whether he turned in his work on time or not, and what the mother did in the past when she found that her son had been “bullied” by the teachers, etc. To be honest, the facts that are listed above are controlled by parents. If the reporter had done this in advance, we probably wouldn’t be able to see this “news” that had caused damages in public education. I admire the principal and teachers at Grant Ranch School who had the guts to stand up and hold their standards high.

  • Emily Balkema

    As a former student of Grant Ranch, I can confirm the teacher bullying. My best friend has dyslexia and the teachers treated her horribly because of it. Also the teachers at the middle school level at that school were highly unprofessional. The disruptive kids in the class were not usually punished, while the quite outcasts were picked on by teachers for being non disruptive.

  • Naomi

    I fail to see what’s wrong here… If he didn’t pass the 8th grade then technically “attended” is correct isn’t it? I’m sorry he has dyslexia, but (as harsh as this sounds) the real world doesn’t and won’t care. Through volunteering at my daughter’s school, I’ve worked with special education students and I guarantee that if they worked their hardest, they were allowed to participate in end of year ceremonies. My only questions are: did he try his hardest to pass all of his classes? How is his attendance? Furthermore, why would the mom keep him in this school if he was “bullied” for 4 solid years? It sounds like no one is doing this poor kid any favors.

    • Anonymous

      These boys did pass, they are headed to high school. The school isn’t keeping them back so why don’t they get to participate. If they didn’t believe they are able, why are they keeping them back?

      • Naomi

        Unfortunately that is not how grades work these days. A child can fail everything and still move on. It’s ultimately up to the parent if the child stays behind. I speak from experience. My son’s 5th grade teacher told me he wasn’t ready for the 6th grade and said he should repeat 5th. I could have said no and he would have gone on to 6th, but based on what I saw at home his dad an I agreed he wasn’t mature enough so I signed the forms. Now he’s doing well as a sophomore in high school. My questions still stand about this kid though. Did he even try? Why would mom keep him at this school anyway if the teachers were so horrible? I don’t know the situation so I don’t want to judge but I have a hard time believing teachers would be heartless enough to do this to a kid just because he is dyslexic.

      • Jessica

        No one is held back. Based on their professional judgement, school and teachers can only make suggestions to parents. I really admire Naomi. She made a right decision for her child there, but not all parents understand the concept. Student are kept moving up, but so what, they don’t have the basic skills when they graduate from high school. Many of the inner city high school graduates have to take remediate courses when they go to college with their money or student loan.

        Unfortunately, Ariah still can move on to high school even though he probably doesn’t have the skills to handle high school work.. This is a really sad thing that has been happening in education in the United States. I personally witnessed far too many students reading at 4th or 5th grade level and don’t even know their time table in high school and are expected to do high school work. This puts a lot of burden and pressure not only on students, but on schools and teachers who serve low performing students (sadly, they are mostly from socio-economic disadvantaged families) because schools and teachers are evaluated by the state-standardized test (TCAP, next year it will be called PARCC) and ACT, etc. This is like a mission impossible. At high school level, the struggling students are already years behind. It’s already too late to fix the problems…

        Another thing that everyone needs to understand is that students not only need to learn content knowledge, but also moral and work ethics at school. Showing up in class doing nothing shouldn’t guarantee passing grades, don’t even mention distracting other students. It’s like showing up at work, if you don’t follow your boss’s orders, are not doing anything or being late sometimes, you wouldn’t get paid and you would even get yourself fired. Students earn the grades they deserve in class just like how we earn our paychecks. If our kids don’t follow our directions, we take away their privileges that home. If we don’t follow traffic rules, we get tickets from the police. In the real life, there is always consequences, isn’t it? Why not at school?

        Not receiving the same certificate as other students and not being able to attend continuation ceremony is just a small lesson for Ariah in his 14 years of life. He still has a long way to go. When time passes by and he looks back, he probably would appreciate what had happened.

      • Anonymous

        This child including others did not finish all the requirements to continue to high school. The parents knowing better than the teachers chose to let their children move on to high school. Why would you think the teachers would want to keep their children for another year. Maybe they wanted more time to continue bullying them. How stupid does that sound. I would want to get them out the door as fast as I could, but it sounds to me that these teachers are dedicated to help these students achieve. As far as the day to day bullying, it sounds like some students don’t have much structure at home and when they have to behave, then call it bullying (the phrase of the decade). I understand the seriousness of bullying, but I think it can be used for every situation that one doesn’t agree with. Sure got everyone’s attention. The word hero has been used over and over again and I no longer know the meaning. I think these ceremonies are a joke. Who are they for? What did all these children accomplish? Moving from school to the real world should be celebrated, but moving from one school to another isn’t a big achievement. I hope giving everyone a ribbon for participating isn’t the main goal here. Please be more involved with your children, give them boundaries and give them a hug tonight. I truly believe that most teachers spend more time with your children than you do. Try to turn this around and be a parent. I wouldn’t be in this profession for any amount of money.

  • Just Ridiculous

    This really saddens me. The exact things I am trying to keep my children away from are now coming from people you should be able to trust. What a shame. If he passed the 8th grade he should have been able to walk just like all the others.

  • Student

    The teachers at that school are extremely nice they try their best to help kids and I know that for a fact.

      • Jessica

        Good students most likely have good experiences; troublesome kids would always have bad experiences. C’est la vie, isn’t it? This is so called “consequences” and that’s real life.

  • anjumakaa

    I went to the school for most of elementary school and middle school and I hated it. The school was absolutely horrible I was in the office for absolutely nothing. They single kids out and then make their life miserable.

    • Jessica

      Good students most likely have good experiences; troublesome kids would always have bad experiences. C’est la vie, isn’t it? This is so called “consequences” and that’s real life.

      • Anonymous

        How dare some of you to say the things your saying about a child a child these teachers are adults why are there rules and standards different than the kids at school rules and standards this was not an hour report you have know idea how long this interview actually was iam very involved in my son’s education and the teachers hate it and penalized me and my student for it I work with my son hard at home I k ow everyone of his teachers by name and have there number I have an advocate to fight for his rights in his IEP because the 8th grade teachers will not fallow it my child has dyslexia yes he has had a hard time reading and writing I have never asked him to be treated” special” I have only asked for him to be treated fairly and for them to follow his IEP why is that so hard to ask for in till some of you have a child with a disability or you your self have a disability you will never understand that these kids are hard enough on them self to add to that from teachers hurts me and my son my son has been called stupid lazy dumb told he was going to sleep on his mother’s couch for the rest of his life told he would never amount to anything all by teachers and you wonder why a kid would just hate school and not want to Try harder if that’s motivation than that’s sad

  • Hmmmmm....

    What if this child was disabled AND did not do his work, AND did not attend school regularly AND his mother who did not make him go to school, do his work, and blamed his teachers for his lack of participation and shielded him from responsibility FORCED the teachers to allow him to continuate based on the fact that he has a disability. What then?

  • Kathleen Braun

    It is so easy to blame someone for our own lack of choosing to do the kind and, therefore, right thing. The mother should have been very aware of her son’s learning difficulties and if Grant Ranch was not meeting his needs she had the option of choosing another school. Leaving him ther for four years was her poor decision. Changing completed to attended may have accurately reflected his accomplishments but was an unnecessary act of unkindness. The teachers should have realized that the certificate is a nice but relatively meaningless document. In this day grammar school graduation makes parents happy but it only means that the student can move on to the challenges and opportunities of high school. And a high school diploma is only valuable if you don’t have one. Then it is invaluable. If this young man is disruptive in class, there should have been appropriate action taken. His mother needed to been involved and invited to attend with her son. He had no right to interfere a with the education of other students. He obviously needed help that would have allowed him to succeed in an appropriate way. Again I wonder why his mother left him in a situation that his mother called “bullying”. He will continue to struggle without 1) high expectations, 2) appropriate realistic modifications, 3) parental support of the teachers as well as her son, 4) less name calling and labeling, and 5) focus on what is best not just for him but for all students in every class. Giving success to a student takes a away from the student. It literally says “You poor little dumb kid I’ll do it for you because you are too incompetent to do anything.” If that isn’t unkind, I don’t know what is. This young man needs ways to be ligitimately successful. Nothing feels better and there is no substitute. I wish him well. Grant Ranch needs to reevaluate and put into practice Random Acts of Kindness not toleration of inappropriate student, staff, or parent behavior. There is a difference.

    • Anonymous

      How dare some of you to say the things your saying about a child a child these teachers are adults why are there rules and standards different than the kids at school rules and standards this was not an hour report you have know idea how long this interview actually was iam very involved in my son’s education and the teachers hate it and penalized me and my student for it I work with my son hard at home I k ow everyone of his teachers by name and have there number I have an advocate to fight for his rights in his IEP because the 8th grade teachers will not fallow it my child has dyslexia yes he has had a hard time reading and writing I have never asked him to be treated” special” I have only asked for him to be treated fairly and for them to follow his IEP why is that so hard to ask for in till some of you have a child with a disability or you your self have a disability you will never understand that these kids are hard enough on them self to add to that from teachers hurts me and my son my son has been called stupid lazy dumb told he was going to sleep on his mother’s couch for the rest of his life told he would never amount to anything all by teachers and you wonder why a kid would just hate school and not want to Try harder if that’s motivation than that’s sad

      • That Old Chap

        I think my brain just short circuited trying to read this. First off, please proofread in the future; that was very hard to read. Secondly, are you the mom? If so, shame on bringing attention to this in the media. How is this going to serve your son in the long run? My boys are 13 and 17 and if I let the fact that they failed a grade go completely public through the NEWS they would kill me (let alone make them open to further bullying from their classmates). Seriously, read some of these other comments on here! You’ve opened yourself up to some pretty harsh criticism. For my part, I do hope that this crisis soon ends for everyone involved and that you and Orias have a more positive future.

  • Anonymous

    I believe that one basic truth has been lost in this debate. This student’s continuation status was not based on his dyslexia, his disruptive behavior, or even his ethnicity. It was based on the fact that he did not meet the minimum standards required by the school. Each year, dozens of families choice in to Grant Ranch due to those high standards. Each year, several high school principals in the area praise the efforts of the Grant Ranch teachers and faculty for sending such well-prepared students. There is no school in the U.S. that will completely meet the needs of every student. But Grant Ranch does a great job of meeting students’ needs, especially if there is a collaborative effort between all three parties- teacher, student, and parent. I dismiss the (inflammatory) notion that this was a case of bullying. It is an unfortunate situation for all involved, made embarrassing for the student only because his mother choose to expose it in the media, instead of trying to find a mutually-agreeable solution with school administrators and teachers.
    I echo the sentiments of others who suggest that this mother should find a different school for her children, especially if there are younger children for whom Grant Ranch is not a good fit. Here’s hoping young Mr. Romero finds a high school to meet his needs.

  • The Dude

    Grades are earned in school. If he did not complete the requirements designed by the school then he shouldn’t be allowed to attend continuation services. His ego may be hurt by this but it should teach him that success in school is earned through focus in class and completion of homework and assignments. If that lesson is not learned then he will have to suffer through a rougher ego hit when he is 19 and still only a sophomore in high school. I bet you if we were to check the grade book of this student at Grant Ranch there will be plenty of zero’s scattered throughout. If that trend continues it will hurt him in life unless he plans on having his mommy contact fox news on his behalf.

  • desiluwho2

    Oh another thing that needs to be said I have another student who attends attended Grantranch who is a great traditional learner he reads writes gets good grades so how is it they live in the same house hold and iam the one failing my kids and not doing what iam supposed to be doing ? Plus what was not said in the short in view you saw was my son was singled out in this why if this was not bullying was he the only child who received an altered certificate is he the only one who did poorly this year out of all the 8th grade I highly doubt it and I would also like to say this is not a reflection on all staff at grantranch there are tons of great teachers there and staff just not the 5 8th grade teachers who decided to not invite arias to continuation than invite him to go than deface his and his only certificate after being told directly not to by the principals and the superintendent than to make remarks to my son after he was already hurt by what they did the only authentic apologies we received was from both principals and the district superintendent

    • Common Sense

      Are you going to keep your other kid at the school after all of this? Also no one says YOU failed. Your SON failed. It’s not easy to raise kids in this day in age especially when both parents typically have to hold full time jobs. Kids need to be held accountable for their own education. If your other child is doing well, then that’s great! Maybe your eldest son could learn something from him/her. I’ve been to Grant Ranch before when I was looking for a school for my daughter (who is also on an IEP) but in the end we thought a Jeffco school would be a better fit for our family. That being said, I do worry for you and your son. I mean really, are you going to run and tattle to someone every time you or your son don’t get your way? Also, 4 years of teacher bullying? If it was really that bad why would you put up with it for 4 years? If my daughter was bullied as bad as you claim your son was, I would pull her immediately. I don’t think we got the full story here.

      • desiluwho2

        Thanks so much for worrying about us I will do the same for you I worry you and your child will lack empathy for other people or children who are different, I worry that your child will always have to be her own advocate because her mom is to worried that she might be a ” tattle tail” and not stick up for her if she were in the same situation. And you are right the whole story was not told here because the reporter who is great by the way didn’t have a 2 to 3 hours slot to get a huge story out and he reached out to the school for comments and got one I had more to say also that wasn’t shown on tv . And as far as why he stayed for 4 years which iam surprised you asked considering your child is on an IEP. Grantranch is our home school in our area if your child is on an IEP schools that are not your home based school are allowed to deny letting your child attend there school due to funding reasons in special education or I can pay for a private school which I can’t afford.

  • Binghams

    If he didn’t earn a certificate because he didn’t do the work he shouldn’t be allowed to attend the ceremony. He’s attended this school for a few years and just now she is saying he is getting bullied. This mother sounds like a bully. I will take it to the news and pricipal and everyone else because I don’t want my kid to suffer? Maybe do the work? face the consequences. FOX NEWS didn’t get this right. They should get the facts before letting this bully parent get her way….Let teachers teach, let kids face consequences for thier actions. What good is going to a continuation ceremony if your child didn’t get promoted? I know I will yell and scream and threaten so that my kids gets passed. Set up for more failure.

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