The Noble Network charter school in Chicago, Ill., is
 charging students $5 to attend detention for “minor disciplinary
 infractions” such as not tying shoelaces when told, or possessing soft
 drinks. “It’s nickel-and-diming kids for literally nothing that really
 matters,” complains the executive director of Parents United for
 Responsible Education, Julie Woestehoff. Critics say the fines, which
 brought in $200,000 last year, are a ploy to drive out “troubled”
 students to push up graduation rates. “If you have rules, you have to
 enforce them,” responds the school district’s CEO, Michael Milkie. “We
 have set that fee to offset the cost to administer detention.” After 12
 $5 detentions, students are required to attend a “discipline class” —
 which costs $140. At least some parents support the measure. Kimberly
 Davis said she paid $300 for fees and behavior classes for her
 daughter, but adds she will soon graduate. “You have to buy into the
 program,” Davis said. (RC/Chicago Tribune) ..

A THOUGHT: Right: that’s what the others are complaining about.

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About Chase Morgan
Chase Morgan is just your average, ordinary All-American writer. Chase began writing several years ago, but never published anything until the "Are You Friggen' Kidding Me?" blog launched in August of 2009. Chase simply got tired of standing around and just observing all of the craziness in the world, so this anxious writer sat down and wrote the first "Are YOu Friggen' Kidding Me?" article on August 19th, 2009. Now, any time something makes Chase say, "Are You Friggen' Kidding Me?", the issue get's transformed into an article. Chase is currently single, homeless and living under a bridge in South Florida.

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