This is not that new of a trend. When I was in HS, my parents wanted to meet
with the Drill Team teacher. She insisted that my grade level principal be
present at the meeting, because other parents had threatened her repeatedly
with lawsuits. My parents’ reason for meeting with her – to explain in
person that a post asthma-attack check-up had turned up a heart murmur and
since I couldn’t participate in her class until after more medical test –
they were scheduling the tests during her class. They wanted her to
understand that this was not meant to be disrespectful to her class.
The ironic part is that the asthma attack was a result of my being
accidentally exposed to spray paint fumes in drama class followed by glue
fumes from a repair job in the gym during our class. My parents only comment
on that was that I should have told her I was feeling light headed and short
of breath and that they and the Dr. had talked to me about the proper way to
manage my asthma.
From: dj [djash]
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2000 4:43 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: kids who talk about sueing
Patricia Knott wrote:< What good is it to have rules that are so easily
I agree. It is so frustrating to see how many times kids get away with
things because mom came in and threatened.
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