By London - 18/09/2009 08:06 - United Kingdom
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That really sucks. It's happened to me before. Ah well, life goes on.
YDI if you were planning on going to school after getting your arm casted then you should have known to ask for a dr's excuse. But I'm just wondering WHY you'd even want to go to school after going through all that?
I'm not sure what the policy is over in the U.K., but you're usually covered if you have physical evidence of what happened, regardless if you have a doctor's note or not (if you need to miss 3+ days of school, you need a doctor's note, but you obviously didn't even miss a day). I agree with #8 for not being prepared and why you would bother to go to school after a major incident like this.
Yeah. Stuff like this sucks. It was the same way in our school. I live in Iowa, and if you said that you were going to help people with farm work, you can get out of school excused. You didn't have to produce a note or anything of the sort. I spent three days in the hospital last year, and they counted them as unexcused because I didn't have a doctors note. Bullshit.
It's shit like this that really makes me want to put my future children into private schools. Seriously, what the fuck has happened between now and when I graduated almost five years ago that fucked up the public school system so badly that they treat their students like shit? If you don't treat them like NORMAL humans, they're going to act like little shits.
I was in public school HS way over 5 years ago. They were always like that. Unionized beurotards that can't be fired as long as they follow the instruction manuel, so they always do. "Well I know it LOOKS like you're on fire, but I still can't authorize you to use the fire extinguisher unless you have a signed note from the fire marshal."
OP is in the UK, and how do we know she doesn't go to a private school? But I agree, I have been to both private and public schools, and if I can afford it I would prefer to send any future fruits of my loins to the former. The public school here doesn't recognize dyslexia as a learning disability. They told a family friend's son to "get over it."
Private schools are full of little whiney bitches, that use daddy's money to get friends. Public schools are full of real people that live in a real world. I went to a private school for one year. It was shit. I go to a public school. It's absolutely wonderful. Wherever you choose to go, though you're going to end up with us. In public high schools. The only difference there will be that some will know how to handle it, and some won't.