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Monday, October 02, 2006


This Could Get Ugly

Tardy parents get sent to detention

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A school in New York has adopted a policy that sends parents to detention if they show up late to drop off their children.

The New York Post reported that the Manhattan School for Children, an elite public school that has been nationally recognized, adopted the new rule in order to motivate parents to deliver their children to school on time in the mornings.

Under the policy, tardy parents must pick up a late slip in the office and then go to the auditorium for a 20-minute time out.

The new policy was announced in a letter to parents last summer. Still, as many as five parents a day have reportedly been sent into detention, the Post said.

Some parents denounce the rule as silly and going too far, the report said. Others believe in it, saying it's a real source of morning motivation.

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