RIP School Survival Forums
August 2001 - June 2017

The School Survival Forums are permanently retired. If you need help with quitting school, unsupportive parents or anything else, there is a list of resources on the Help Page.

If you want to write about your experiences in school, you can write on our blog.

To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

The forums are mostly read-only and are in a maintenance/testing phase, before being permanently archived. Please use this time to get the contact details of people you'd like to keep in touch with. My contact details are here.

Please do not make a mirror copy of the forums in their current state - things will still change, and some people have requested to be able to edit or delete some of their personal info.


Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
My Mom might go to Prison.
Author Message
ThatCourier Offline
Defiant

Posts: 3
Joined: Jan 2014
Thanks: 0
Given 3 thank(s) in 1 post(s)
Post: #1
My Mom might go to Prison.

Hey, New here.

So, my mom was arrested this morning for "Battery on a minor."

The minor is me, but I'm 19 and she has never abused me.

She told me she's going to jail because i stopped going to middle school back in...2006 i think?

Tried homeschool by my mom's suggestion back then. i didn't like it either.

I HATE any kind of school. there's no reason, i just hate them all.

Anyways, if my mom doesn't pay $30,000, she goes to prison.

All because of my choice.

This "free country" is a goddamn joke.
01-04-2014 06:16 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: James Comey , Ky , HawkbitAlpha
Chanku Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 1,544
Joined: Jan 2014
Thanks: 60
Given 31 thank(s) in 18 post(s)
Post: #2
My Mom might go to Prison.

Hrm....while the others might need it, I would like to hear a little bit more.

Edit: Welcome to the forums!

Pretty Much my only signature...I'm mainly a lurker....you can find me on the IRC (or on DnE and their IRC).

[Image: USVWSwj.png]
01-04-2014 06:42 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Gwedin Offline
dumb shithead

Posts: 2,361
Joined: May 2013
Thanks: 217
Given 559 thank(s) in 410 post(s)
Post: #3
My Mom might go to Prison.

I think my faith in humanity just dropped by a whole 3%. It nows rests on -382%.

Welcome to the forums, by the way.
01-04-2014 06:55 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
James Comey Away
Banished Oldfaf in Exile

Posts: 6,500
Joined: Aug 2013
Thanks: 1078
Given 2293 thank(s) in 1517 post(s)
Post: #4
RE: My Mom might go to Prison.

Sorry to hear that. I agree with your point. School's not for everyone, yet they force you to go. Fucking authoritarian assholes.

RIP GWEDIN
RIP URITIYOGI
RIP NIGHT
RIP VONUNOV
RIP WES/THEWAKE
RIP USERNAME

[Image: Nas-One-Love.jpg]

Stop jerking off to porn and whining and do something about it

Make School Survival Great Again - MSSGA

Hidden stuff:

[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
[Image: mg_michelle_2020.png]
01-04-2014 07:39 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
ThatCourier Offline
Defiant

Posts: 3
Joined: Jan 2014
Thanks: 0
Given 3 thank(s) in 1 post(s)
Post: #5
RE: My Mom might go to Prison.

@Chanku: Err...What?

@Gwedin: Surprised it's not lower.

@Hansgrohe: You mean "Fucking Knight Templars." that's how i view them, anyway.

My mom is a bit peeved that she might go to prison for my ass... can't blame her.

We're going to court--dunno when-- to hopefully convince the judge to not throw my mom in prison.

Thanks for the welcoming BTW.
01-04-2014 08:36 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Gwedin Offline
dumb shithead

Posts: 2,361
Joined: May 2013
Thanks: 217
Given 559 thank(s) in 410 post(s)
Post: #6
My Mom might go to Prison.

(01-04-2014 08:36 PM)ThatCourier Wrote:  My mom is a bit peeved that she might go to prison for my ass... can't blame her.

Just a bit, eh? Were it my mother I'd have a knife in my throat. Of course that'd be me stabbing myself to escape experiencing her terrible wrath.

On a serious note, hopefully the judge takes pity. The legal system took pity on my mother once and dropped all charges involved (well it wasn't really a legal system, it was a bank but the same concept applies).

Good luck.
01-04-2014 08:55 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Chanku Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 1,544
Joined: Jan 2014
Thanks: 60
Given 31 thank(s) in 18 post(s)
Post: #7
My Mom might go to Prison.

I wonder why this has at this time.

Pretty Much my only signature...I'm mainly a lurker....you can find me on the IRC (or on DnE and their IRC).

[Image: USVWSwj.png]
01-04-2014 09:22 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
xcriteria Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 3,090
Joined: Oct 2005
Thanks: 814
Given 930 thank(s) in 612 post(s)
Post: #8
RE: My Mom might go to Prison.

Can you explain more about what happened?

What state or country do you live in?

There are many ways to do homeschooling including unschooling. US states vary in what notification and documentation they require, but it's a legal option.

Has your mom retained a laywer? How did all of this legal action begin?

Peter Gray & allies launching the Alliance for Self-directed Education

ASDE Newsletters: #1 Announcement | #2 History of ASDE | #6 Education Liberation


School Survival & Catalyst Learning Network featured on AlternativestoSchool's blog
“Mom, Dad, can I stop going to school?”

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High

Hidden stuff:
01-05-2014 12:32 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
SoulRiser Offline
Site Founder

Posts: 18,240
Joined: Aug 2001
Thanks: 2674
Given 1978 thank(s) in 1208 post(s)
Post: #9
My Mom might go to Prison.

Apparently many unschoolers classify themselves as homeschoolers to appease the monsters, I mean, government. Hopefully it's not too late to try that?

"If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them." - Dalai Lama
Help & Support - Get help with leaving school, unsupportive parents, and more.
Click here if school makes you depressed or suicidal

Support School Survival on Patreon or Donate Bitcoin Here: 1Q5WCcxWjayniaL92b8GfXBiGdfjmnUNa2
"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it." - André Paul Guillaume Gide
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." - Albert Einstein
"I'm pretty sure there's a lot of beauty that can only be found in the mind of a lunatic." - TheCancer
EIPD - Emotionally Incompetent Parent Disorder

Push Button for Collection of Useful Links:
Hidden stuff:
01-05-2014 12:41 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
KFC Nyan Cat Away
suck 360 blazeit hooks

Posts: 1,034
Joined: Feb 2013
Thanks: 491
Given 244 thank(s) in 167 post(s)
Post: #10
My Mom might go to Prison.

I'm not going to goverment-mandated anything anymore.

City YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/kfcnyancat
City Tumblr: http://kfcnyancat.tumblr.com (no longer operational due to personal issues)

"Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence" - Donald Rumsfeld

For anyone who remembers me going on an archive binge: Thank you all. I know I ended it being a drama queen, I don't really agree with the ideology anymore, and I'm really not the same person I was (I went through a neopagan phase!) but still this site was the first online community I was in. I graduated from school and turned 18. Time flies. KFC Nyan Cat, June 20, 2019.
01-05-2014 01:04 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Christian Hellhound Offline
Hellhound in a human body.

Posts: 149
Joined: Jun 2013
Thanks: 9
Given 51 thank(s) in 27 post(s)
Post: #11
RE: My Mom might go to Prison.

"Free country," my ass. Smh...

This is why I hate people.

"No matter what I do, it'll probably forever remain a pipe dream that will never come true,
but the fire burning in my heart cannot be doused by anyone.
Even if the black rain falling from the sky drenches me completely and doesn't stop,
I will never allow the fire in my heart to be extinguished. That, is my 'pride'."
- Core Pride
(This post was last modified: 01-05-2014 01:24 AM by Christian Hellhound.)
01-05-2014 01:23 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Ky Offline
Shadow

Posts: 5,201
Joined: Aug 2012
Thanks: 1795
Given 1468 thank(s) in 972 post(s)
Post: #12
RE: My Mom might go to Prison.

(01-04-2014 06:16 PM)ThatCourier Wrote:  So, my mom was arrested this morning for "Battery on a minor."

The minor is me, but I'm 19 and she has never abused me.

She told me she's going to jail because i stopped going to middle school back in...2006 i think?

That's crazy. Whomever charged her with that should turn in their badge; due to the falsity of the claim I'd imagine that would be highly illegal.

Good luck with the court case.

Public Service Announcement: First world problems are still problems.
01-05-2014 06:26 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Chanku Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 1,544
Joined: Jan 2014
Thanks: 60
Given 31 thank(s) in 18 post(s)
Post: #13
My Mom might go to Prison.

I wonder if "Battery on a minor" is the same as, "Child battery" the different wording makes me say no, but if it is the same thing then from what I've gotten the "Child battery" charge could possibly cover school.

Pretty Much my only signature...I'm mainly a lurker....you can find me on the IRC (or on DnE and their IRC).

[Image: USVWSwj.png]
01-05-2014 10:20 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
brainiac3397 Offline
Machiavellian Amoeba

Posts: 9,823
Joined: Feb 2013
Thanks: 20
Given 1983 thank(s) in 1428 post(s)
Post: #14
RE: My Mom might go to Prison.

Battery on a minor?

Which idiots seriously come up with these absurd and incomprehensible words. Must lawmakers make such serious mumbojumbo terms to sound smart when we all know they couldnt tell the difference between a jackass and the image they see when they look in a mirror?

Bah! No need to dwell on the unpleasanteries of politicians.

I dont see how not going to school is battery, and I do t see any logical reason to bring up an old issue to court. As if there isnt enough scumbags to take care, they decide to clog the court with needless cases that have no real legal basis(as they dont seem to pertain to public safety or civil order at all)

Personality DNA Report
(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

Hidden stuff:
[Image: watch-out-we-got-a-badass-over-here-meme-240x180.png]
Brainiac3397's Mental Health Status Log Wrote:[Image: l0Iy5HKskJO5XD3Wg.gif]
01-05-2014 04:34 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
ThatCourier Offline
Defiant

Posts: 3
Joined: Jan 2014
Thanks: 0
Given 3 thank(s) in 1 post(s)
Post: #15
RE: My Mom might go to Prison.

(01-05-2014 12:32 AM)xcriteria Wrote:  Can you explain more about what happened?

What state or country do you live in?

There are many ways to do homeschooling including unschooling. US states vary in what notification and documentation they require, but it's a legal option.

Has your mom retained a laywer? How did all of this legal action begin?

Well... My Cousin woke me up to tell me that my mom was in jail, we had no idea why at the time.

She got bailed out by my grandma, came back home, told me that she has to go to court because not going to school is against the law.

I live in California.

Ah.

I mostly forgotten about it...

@SoulRiser: Or go to back to school(and drop out eventually) to simply to save my mom?

@kfcnyancat Lucky You.
01-06-2014 02:13 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
xcriteria Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 3,090
Joined: Oct 2005
Thanks: 814
Given 930 thank(s) in 612 post(s)
Post: #16
RE: My Mom might go to Prison.

If you're 19, can't you just get a GED?

How did she even end up getting arrested?

Peter Gray & allies launching the Alliance for Self-directed Education

ASDE Newsletters: #1 Announcement | #2 History of ASDE | #6 Education Liberation


School Survival & Catalyst Learning Network featured on AlternativestoSchool's blog
“Mom, Dad, can I stop going to school?”

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High

Hidden stuff:
01-06-2014 02:34 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
(´・ω・`) Offline
Pariah

Posts: 502
Joined: Feb 2013
Thanks: 270
Given 100 thank(s) in 72 post(s)
Post: #17
My Mom might go to Prison.

If this nonsense continues, you may want to bring this to the attention of the HSLDA.

Hidden stuff:


"Miku, give me back my brother dang it!" --Trilobite Boy, in one of his most signature moods ^_~

Quote:<sug> i dont think ive ever been an atheist
<sug> i worship the superplayer

Returned after years hiatus.
01-07-2014 01:28 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
SoulRiser Offline
Site Founder

Posts: 18,240
Joined: Aug 2001
Thanks: 2674
Given 1978 thank(s) in 1208 post(s)
Post: #18
RE: My Mom might go to Prison.

(01-06-2014 02:34 PM)xcriteria Wrote:  If you're 19, can't you just get a GED?
Yeah, surely this would get them off your/her back? You'd have to officially drop out first, I think.

"If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them." - Dalai Lama
Help & Support - Get help with leaving school, unsupportive parents, and more.
Click here if school makes you depressed or suicidal

Support School Survival on Patreon or Donate Bitcoin Here: 1Q5WCcxWjayniaL92b8GfXBiGdfjmnUNa2
"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it." - André Paul Guillaume Gide
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." - Albert Einstein
"I'm pretty sure there's a lot of beauty that can only be found in the mind of a lunatic." - TheCancer
EIPD - Emotionally Incompetent Parent Disorder

Push Button for Collection of Useful Links:
Hidden stuff:
01-08-2014 07:34 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | School Survival | Return to Top | Return to Content | Mobile Version | RSS Syndication