OHIO FATHER JAILED FOR 6MOS BECAUSE HIS DAUGHTER FAILED TO GET HER GED……?

Ohio GED


…who do you feel benefits from this?
the daughter has admitted that she was rebellious & has tried to change & was studying to pass her math… & failed twice at getting her GED… apparently the father had custody of her at the time… however when she attempted to get her GED.. she was already living in her own place at age 18 and will be 19 yrs old soon… the father’s attorney is trying to get the father out on being able to wear an ankle monitor.. the court order was issued 2 years ago.. it’s sad.. too bad he didn’t ask the court for a modification of the order.. when his daughter moved out..

i have seen instances like this in California as well.. even with the best of parenting you can’t always predict what your children will do.. of course we only know part of the story… in this instance… i would feel the judgment is moot.. for what benefit the punishment..? will it help this girl to get her GED…? and in other cases.. children were put in foster care when the parent was arrested.. sure that helps

WYT?

There are a lot of things wrong with this, and a quick look at the story makes it clear that most people agree. Here are my reasons, starting with the least important.

5. The jails are already full, so putting him in there is a waste of already strapped resources.

4. It will not solve the problem, since the father being in jail will not help his daughter study. It may or may not be motivational, but stress has been shown to harm learning, not help it.

3. It seems manifestly unfair since the daughter is an adult now and was living with her mother.

2. Lots of adults in the US do not have a high-school diploma or GED, and I have never heard that it is a crime not to have one. Truancy is a crime, but the parents clearly were not negligent. They just weren’t successful at stopping the problem.

1. I can’t even imagine what crime he could be convicted of violating, except for failing to meet the demands of a court order. A judge can jail someone for that, but the court order must then be scrutinized to see if it is just, and this one clearly isn’t.

I hope he gets out soon on appeal.


8 Responses to “OHIO FATHER JAILED FOR 6MOS BECAUSE HIS DAUGHTER FAILED TO GET HER GED……?”

  1. Quizzard — February 3, 2011 @ 2:37 am

    There is a lot more to this story than you are stating here. Just one comment: with the BEST of parenting, children do not grow up to be in front of the courts while still minors. If that IS what happened, the parents screwed up, it’s as simple as that. They failed to instill a sense of right and wrong, they failed to monitor their kids, they failed to READ their kids, they failed to act once they saw the kids were going sideways. As parents, their JOB is to raise good members of society, and if the kids end up in front of a judge, they failed.
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  2. Mike S. — February 3, 2011 @ 3:07 am

    i am 100% certain this is part of a campaign to imprison as many white males as possible .

    Although this story is quite old, and the man was released early, it still proves that there are many judges out there who see ni99ers coming through their courts every day for rape, murder, mayhem, and armed robbery and hardly any whites, so every time a white man shows up, the judge wants to settle the score and throw innocent men in prison
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  3. The eagle — February 3, 2011 @ 3:55 am

    I agree with Mike S. re. courts seeking to imprison "as many white males as possible", but disagree with the racial implication. The reality, is that it’s a plot against fathers in general, regardless of race or creed. The agenda of the criminals is sexually based, seeking to "disempower" all males by any means possible including blatant violation of of both civil and constitutional rights at every opportunity.
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  4. depressible — February 3, 2011 @ 4:19 am

    The attorney representing the father benefits, maybe the guards at the jail, I doubt that the is affected one way or the other.

    The whole thing is ridiculous & possibly UnConstitutional as well.

    The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) was passed in 1976 (about) by a Congress possessing infinite wisdom as bestowed only upon elected officials. The applicable provision to this situation is that the parental right to control a child’s education ends upon their 18th birthday.

    This means that parents have no right to look at their child’s permanent record without their 18 year old’s written permission. The parent can no longer write excuses for their 18 year old to return to school after an absence. Report cards can’t be sent home to parents. This has never been pushed in a court of law, so as to obtain an official interpretation. But the list goes on.

    Schools sometimes send the report cards & other official mail addressed as such: "This is the report card of … " , or "This is official mail for … ". That way the decision is made in the house about who opens the mail. Then the school can’t be sued.

    Some of this info is not advertised, just for practical reasons. Special Education rules require 18 yr old students to sign waivers granting permission to parents to access their records. Sometimes students do not sign the authorization. Actually parents lose legal control over their child the day before his or her 18th birthday.
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  5. Horace Tongue — February 3, 2011 @ 4:25 am

    The issue should have been settled before the girl reached the age of 18. Rebellious teens, and adults can not be ‘made’ to learn anything or to pass any test-no matter how intelligent.

    I feel that there has to be more to the story than what is being told. As parents we are required to send our children to school or home educate them until 18 (in AR) I can do that-but I can not make my child learn if she either chooses not to or is unable to.

    I feel that this current punishment is serving no purpose except to 1) show authority is being abused, 2) blatantly waste public tax money, 3. Embarrass the family, 4. Cause the father to perhaps lose his job because of criminal record checks and therefore making him likely to be a drain on the public economy.

    The girl has learned that by openly defying the law and and her parents that she has ‘power’ even though it is a negative power. It has certainly gained her publicity.

    It is also opening up the State to being sued for any number for frivolous law suits.
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  6. Iantha — February 3, 2011 @ 4:55 am

    Since the girl was 18, almost 19, the father should not be in jail. If the girl dropped out of school at 16 then she should not have been allowed to her driver’s license. I think that this should be a country wide law, get a high school diploma or loose your right to drive. A parent can only do so much to keep their kid in school, lately parents have been doing even less. But it is time for the student to be reprimanded, not just the parent. These kids need to be held accountable for their own actions, jailing the father probably made little difference to his daughter.

    Hold these kids accountable, they are old enough to be responsible for their own education!
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  7. caterpillar — February 3, 2011 @ 5:01 am

    No parent should take the punishment for the kid… unless you want him to be like Jesus and make the kid feel guilty. Getting a GED should be rewarded only… they will return to Technical school to finish a GED when they see that they need this in life to get ahead. If the kid is not smart… then the parent again should not have to suffer for them. Life is backwards always.
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  8. Flo — February 3, 2011 @ 5:24 am

    There are a lot of things wrong with this, and a quick look at the story makes it clear that most people agree. Here are my reasons, starting with the least important.

    5. The jails are already full, so putting him in there is a waste of already strapped resources.

    4. It will not solve the problem, since the father being in jail will not help his daughter study. It may or may not be motivational, but stress has been shown to harm learning, not help it.

    3. It seems manifestly unfair since the daughter is an adult now and was living with her mother.

    2. Lots of adults in the US do not have a high-school diploma or GED, and I have never heard that it is a crime not to have one. Truancy is a crime, but the parents clearly were not negligent. They just weren’t successful at stopping the problem.

    1. I can’t even imagine what crime he could be convicted of violating, except for failing to meet the demands of a court order. A judge can jail someone for that, but the court order must then be scrutinized to see if it is just, and this one clearly isn’t.

    I hope he gets out soon on appeal.
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