Student can’t graduate because he helped sick mom4/16/2012
Here's your heartless bureaucrat story of the day. Cleveland area high-schooler Austin Fisher has missed 16 days of class this year to take care of his cancer-stricken mother, and now the Carrollton High student can't walk with his peers at graduation. Austin, who surpassed the school district's 14-day limit for unexcused absences by taking his mom, Teresa, to her cancer treatments, said he "wouldn't change" anything he's done. His classmates have started an online petition to fight for him that has racked up more than 7,600 signatures to date. Let's see how those numbers add up for the bean-counters in the Draconian district's front office.
UPDATE: The Carrollton superintendent has reversed the decision, and Fisher will walk.
Should Austin be allowed to walk at graduation?