Whiny Quabbin Regional School Parents Lose Their Minds Because Their Kids Have To Make Up Work If They Go On Vacation To Disney During The School Year
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Suburban parents are FREAKING out over this common sense new policy being instituted at Quabbin Regional High School (serving the towns of Barre, Hubbardston, Oakham, New Braintree, and Hardwick)
So just to summarize, the new policy is that if you take a family vacation during the school year, your kid has to make up all the work they missed before they start doing extra curricular activities or parking their car in the student lot. They’re not being suspended from school, it’s a “social suspension.” Basically it motivates them to hurry up and get their shit done so they can do the fun stuff that takes place outside of the classroom.
People messaged us about this assuming we’d be on the parent’s side, so I’m sorry to break it to you guys, but the turtle is just unpredictable like that. We don’t join mobs. We look at facts and draw conclusions based on those. If you don’t agree with this one that’s fine. We can still be friends. But we apologize for nothing.
Just to make it clear, we couldn’t possibly side with administration more on this one. It’s a great policy for a million reasons. We bitch and complain a lot about how every kid gets a trophy right? Well, if a kid misses a week of school because they’re in Disney World, why should they get to just come back to school and reap the same benefits as the kids who woke up at the ass crack of dawn and got through the school day? Suggesting that your kids should get benefits that other kids get even though they didn’t do the same amount of work, is “everyone gets a trophy” personified.
Schools build in 15 freaking weeks of vacation!! If you can’t figure out how to schedule a vacation during that time then how is that the school’s problem? Obviously this policy didn’t come out of nowhere, and CLEARLY there must be a problem in this district with parents pulling this shit all the time. It’s more than likely something the teachers wanted in place.
Think about it. If your kid has a lab in science class that week, how do they make it up? The teacher has to stay after school to accommodate your vacation? What if you take a vacation during mid-terms? Your kid gets an extra week to study and probably finds out all the answers from his friends? Or is the teacher supposed to make an entire new exam just for your special snowflake? If your kid has a group project in with a presentation in history or English class, they get to miss the presentation and collaboration with their classmates and do some worksheets instead because they’re in Hershey Pennsylvania? Fuck out of here.
How bout if your kid plays sports? What if your kid plays football, can you just miss a weeks worth of practice and a game and assume you’ll get playing time as soon as you come back? Fuck no. I wouldn’t want my kid playing for a coach like that. I want my kid playing for a coach that teaches them discipline, teamwork, and responsibility. God forbid we teach kids personal responsibility, right?
Let’s look at some of the whining that’s going on on this page. There’s a lot of it…..
Yea, because it’s one or the other. As a result of this new policy Quabbin will now actively promote drug use and bullying. What a great point!!
Oh yea, lets model our schools after special feelings Germany!! A country with open borders that lets pretty much lets anyone walk in, and then acts surprised when they bombed. Great idea.
No moron. This is EXACTLY how the real world works. First of all, when you have a real job you don’t get 15 weeks vacation, you get like 2 if you’re lucky. Secondly, most jobs won’t let you take those vacation days whenever you feel like. If you’re working on a project or something like that you don’t get to just abandon ship on your coworkers. That’s not how reality works.
It’s actually EXACTLY how most companies are run. Companies don’t work around you. You work around your company. You’re replaceable. Schools exist to train our kids to handle responsibility because that’s what is expected of them in the real world. The fact that people don’t understand this is mind boggling.
Who gives the school authority? Is that a real question? Ummmm….accreditation boards, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the School Committee. This stupid comment got 14 likes. This is what we’re dealing with here. No wonder the teachers want change. Imagine dealing with whiny dumb people like this every day?
This was reasonable:
Everything I don’t like is a Nazi!! We’re looking forward to the massive lawsuit though Ryan. Let me know how that goes. Looks like Ryan won’t be the only one in Internet lawsuit court:
Uhoh, this guy right here is contemplating a lawsuit right now!!!
The wheels are in motion, and Attorney Richard N. Vulva is drafting up the paperwork as we speak!!
I can see Edward went to Jupiter to get more STUPIDER!! But yea, telling a kid that he has to go to Myrtle Beach in April instead of October is basically the same thing as flogging. Excellent analogy!!
Loved this too:
See that? If you’re against the policy then your peer group includes Quabbin High School dropouts. Newsflash – if you couldn’t manage to get through high school without dropping out, then you’re an idiot. The fact that Adrianna would blame the school for that because she was probably behind in credits and couldn’t afford to take another art class, tells me everything I need to know about her.
Here’s another chick who dropped out of high school because the school was mean to her:
Once again, this is your peer group. The girl who had no choice but to move to Virginia after the school district called DCF on her ratchet parents. The girl who is three years behind schedule and will graduate high school when she can buy booze. These are your people.
And another one:
First of all, they’re not penalizing students. They’re just not giving them the extra curricular privileges they normally would get until they make up their work. God forbid.
Secondly, the Gateway to College program she was in is for high school dropouts. Congratulations on being the valedictorian of your gaggle of high school dropouts.
Thirdly, if you have “nightmares” from high school, you are the definition of a virtue signaling triggered snowflake. Oh wait, that’s exactly what you are:
Then there’s this:
Oh OK. Then why do we have teachers at all if we can just give your kid a packet and they do it on their own? So how did your kid do science labs without being in an actual science lab? How did they practice basketball plays without being at basketball practice? It’s almost as if there’s a reason we make kids go to school.
Boo-fucking-hoo. Welcome to reality. Where tough choices have to be made and not everything works out the way you wanted it to.
“No one enrolls TO this school.” Yea, I can’t believe you graduated from high school either.
Dumb analogy. Your kid is allowed to miss school if they’re sick. That’s not even remotely the same thing as a family vacation. Only a stupid person would need that pointed out to them.
This is not even remotely similar to the dumpster fire that was Spencer-East Brookfield. That was a school with missing money, teachers being given 30 day unpaid vacations for NO REASON, a corrupt School Committee that wouldn’t let people talk at meetings, a Superintendent that was basically bribing her boss to keep her job, schools with falling ceilings, no textbooks, and crumbling facilities. Quabbin is just asking parents not to go to Disney World during school hours. The horror!!
Says the lady whose profile picture is her chucking the bird.
Check out these white people problems:
Cry me a fucking river. You can’t afford plane tickets to Cancun in February, but you CAN afford to go in May. It must be so fucking hard growing up and jumping on planes to exotic locations, you poor thing!! Ya know what we did for vacations in the Turtleboy household? We packed the stationwagon up with bologna sandwiches and drove to Toledo during April vacation. That counted as a trip. But please, tell me more about how hard you have it because you have to pay more for plane ticket in February.
They’re not meddling in your business. You are free to schedule a vacation whenever you want. They will not be calling the truant officer on you. But no, your children will not get special after school privileges that students who have been coming to school everyday get. Fucked up, right?
You’re right Lori, you do get to decide when the vacation is. And the school gets to decide what policy is. Problem solved.
Oh look, a woman with a hyphenated name whining about bullying. Shocker.
This is the exact opposite of political correctness. Stop ruining great words.
Thank you Beth for being one of the lone voices of reason. But to answer Morgan’s question, of course it applies to the staff. Ya know what would happen to a teacher who defied their bosses and went on a vacation for a week during the school year? They’d be fired, or at the very least written up for insubordination and not paid for a week. This is how the real world works when you have responsibilities.
See all this bullshit? That’s why so many kids are entitled assholes now. Not because they’re inherently more douchey than the previous generation. But because they were brought up by people who have taught them that they’re not personally responsible for shit, and they’ll get the same privileges and rewards as kids who actually show up to school and follow school policies.
Ya know why we didn’t have these problems at Worcester South High School? Because no one’s parents could afford to go to Disney World. So yea, cry me a river with your suburban problems you whiny snowflakes.
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