Safety Issue for Kanayama
Eject a Ruse
By Kathleen Svenson
May 22, 2008
The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. The child
who was not allowed to go to Japan has never "disappeared"
from school, nor anywhere else. I checked her attendance records.
I also checked with the Troopers. No report of her missing.
The whole safety issue is a red herring, a ruse. The real reason
the honor roll student is not allowed to go to Japan is her mother
questioned the Kanayama Board. Other students before this girl
have been kicked out for the same reason and at the last minute.
Sometimes the Kanayama Board refunds the ticket money; sometimes
they do not. A child last year got no ticket and no refund. A
few years ago another student's father went to the District Attorney
who got the family their refund.
In a program without any policies and procedures this can happen.
Caveat Emptor! Seventh grade parents eying the Kanayama Program,
be forewarned. This could happened to you too.
Received May 21, 2008 - Published
May 22, 2008
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