A few days ago, we learned that Rose McGrath (below) was kicked out of St. Joseph Catholic Middle School in Battle Creek, Michigan due to her poor attendance — all because she was too busy recovering from cancer to come to class. The backlash, as you might expect, has come from all over the world.
Good thing, too, because the school’s leader announced Friday that Rose will be invited back:
“After much consideration and prayer, and in consultation with Mrs. Marcy Arnson, principal of Saint Joseph’s, we have decided to invite seventh grader Rose McGrath to return to our school as soon as possible. We will continue to work with her and continue to provide as many accommodations that will help her during the remainder of the school year…”
Well… consideration, prayer, and a hell of a lot of awful publicity.
How great would it be to see Rose’s family respond by saying they’ve decided not to accept the invitation because they’ve found a better school?
Whatever they choose, I hope Rose can find some sense of normalcy again. She doesn’t deserve to be at the center of a media firestorm.
(Thanks to Brian for the link)