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    Sorry mummy, I flunked...

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    Unbelievable. Must be the schools fault she got sick, skipped class and was lousy at maths and english?? Sense of entitlement or what? ::)

    http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/mother-and-daughter-sue-geelong-grammar-for-failing-to-provide-academic-support-20120515-1yp51.html

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    Re: Sorry mummy, I flunked...

    I wonder what documentation they have that would clearly show negligence or fault by the school. Seems a little far fetched, what ever happened to people taking responsibility and ownership for their actions?

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    "No Maam. I think you misunderstood when we told you your child was special."

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    Good to see the some of the teaching staff at her school have responded. Sadly they failed political correctness #101.* ;D
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    Re: Sorry mummy, I flunked...

    I cant see any court of law agreeing to this as it would set a dangerous precedent.

    The claim overlooks the fact that Law at Sydney Uni requires a very high entry mark of 99.7 (only slightly lower than medicine 99.95). She may not have missed out because of poor education standards; more like there wasnt enough places.

    Studying at a GGS does not imply guarantees, no matter how talented or highly regarded the student* is.

    The claim is about as ambitious as the mothers claim that her chocolate fortune cookie business stood to earn almost $.5 Mill profit.


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    Re: Sorry mummy, I flunked...

    Surely you jest, everyone wants chocolate fortune cookies dont they? :-?

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    Re: Sorry mummy, I flunked...

    Quote Originally Posted by 242E3B2C2C233731420 link=1337225985/4#4 date=1337232611
    I cant see any court of law agreeing to this as it would set a dangerous precedent.

    The claim overlooks the fact that Law at Sydney Uni requires a very high entry mark of 99.7 (only slightly lower than medicine 99.95). She may not have missed out because of poor education standards; more like there wasnt enough places.

    Studying at a GPS does not imply guarantees, no matter how talented or highly regarded the student is.

    The claim is about as ambitious as the mothers claim that her chocolate fortune cookie business stood to earn almost $.5 Mill profit.

    Unfortunately, whether this case sets a dangerous precedent is not really a driving factor in the courts decision. It has to apply the statute and common law relevant to this case. The article doesnt specify exactly what this action is (breach of contract / tort)...Hard to see them winning unless they can show very hard evidence that the school did something really dumb (e.g. had unqualified staff running large numbers of classes etc). I suspect that both mum and bubsy are a little disturbed (and at least one of them may well have a diagnosed or undiagnosed condition beyond being selfish pretentious wankers).

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    Re: Sorry mummy, I flunked...

    Quote Originally Posted by 1D425A4C474C4049494A4A424E412F0 link=1337225985/0#0 date=1337225985
    Unbelievable.
    Yep. I fear we will become the 51st state soon.

    I also fail to see the link between the failed small business, rent at another property and the girls education.* What am I missing?

    Reading between the lines I assume that she (Rose Ashton-Weir) started at the school in year 10 which would go some way to explain the isolation.* Kids that didnt go to Timbertop in year 9 were often on the outer as there is a special bond between those that [s]were tortured and thrashed into submission[/s] spent 12 months growing-up in the bush together and those that didnt do Timbertop always seemed to act younger than their age causing two distinct social groups.

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    Re: Sorry mummy, I flunked...

    Quote Originally Posted by 1C435B4D464D4148484B4B434F402E0 link=1337225985/0#0 date=1337225985
    Unbelievable. Must be the schools fault she got sick, skipped class and was lousy at maths and english??* Sense of entitlement or what?
    I read this article with disbelief earlier today - I should go and sue my old school for my bad marks.....oh wait I was a little turd all those years ago, my bad. ;) In all honesty though, the poor little pet must have paid a lot of money to go there....possibly she thought that it was enough to buy her university entry and didnt realise that you have to work hard to get marks.



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