Mom forces son to stand on street for bad grades

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Posted: Mar 19, 2011 3:37 PM
Mom forces son to stand on street for bad grades

Wearing a sign around his neck that read, "Honk if I need an education," 15-year-old James Mond III stood for nearly four hours on a Tampa, Fla., street corner.

Fed up with his bad grades, his mother sent him there hoping to teach him a lesson about the importance of an education.

Ronda Holder never finished high school and doesn't want the same for her son.

So she sent him out Wednesday with a sign telling the world about his 1.22 GPA.

His middle school has since enrolled him in after-school tutoring.

The Department of Children and Families is investigating whether the incident might be a form of maltreatment.

Holder says she doesn't care about the critics. She wants her son to have an education.

Plenty of people honked.

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Information from: St. Petersburg Times, http://tampabay.com