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DETROIT – The mother of a Michigan girl dismissed from a Catholic school for not meeting academic and attendance standards during leukemia treatments said Sunday that her daughter has been invited back but will attend a public school for now.

School is not about "compassion", it is about meeting standards in academic performance.  It is very difficult if not impossible to do so when you're only able to attend a third of the classes, which, in this case, appears to be true.

I understand and have compassion for this girl's medical condition, but that has nothing to do with the issue at hand.  Perverting her illness into a so-called "Civil Rights" case, which the parents apparently did, is an outrage.

Consider this Barbara McGrath: Your actions have severely damaged the expectation that a person graduating from a given grade or school actually demonstrated mastery of the material.  Your daughter is not owed an exception to those standards of mastery irrespective of whatever challenges she, or you, might have.

These sort of demands and the government insisting, backing that insistence with the threat of force, has decimated the value of degrees and diplomas over the last 20+ years.

The resultant destruction of value in said credentials has been immense and, at this point, is likely unrecoverable without a wholesale dismantling of the programs it has infested.

YOU, Barbara, are a material part of that infestation and you are doing nobody, including your daughter, any favors as a result of your actions.

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