Tasha Henderson is a mom who lives in Oklahoma. She got tired of her 14-year-old daughter's poor grades, chronic school tardiness, and classroom back-talk. So she decided to teach her daughter a lesson. She made Coretha stand at a busy Oklahoma City intersection holding a cardboard sign that read: "I don't do my homework and I act up in school, so my parents are preparing me for my future. Will work for food." The mother said, "This may not work, I'm not a professional." There has been a lot of public response to this incident. Some have cheered the mom and felt she cared another to do something that might change her daughter's behavior. Others have felt that the punishment was psychologically damaging to the daughter. One passing motorist called the police and an Oklahoma City police officer took a report. The police asked the mother and daughter to leave but no citation was issued.
Tasha Henderson said her daughter's attendance has been perfect and her behavior has been better since the incident. The daughter said the punishment was humiliating but said it got her attention. Coretha had already been forced by her parents to give up basketball and track because of slipping grades. She said she hopes to improve in school so she can play again. Read more details in the article, "Wayward student stuck on corner."
So what do you think? If you agree with the punishment give your reasons. If you don't agree, propose an alternate solution.