Life is about choices. Everyone has obstacles that we must face on a day to day basis. There has to be a line drawn to separate taking ownership in your own life and having the government coddle a group of people to the point of infancy. Why should Howard have different rules than other Hamilton County schools? What kind of example are we really setting by these actions? It starts with the parents and they should be cut off from government assistance after a certain point and become adults. It is officially ridiculous to change the rules that the majority has to abide by, in order to hold the hands of small group of people that refuse to do what is right. Please stop the excuses and start holding people accountable.